Weight Loss Apparel And Accessories

More Tips For Looking Good While You Lose.

Several experts suggested buying a new belt to cinch in your loosening pants and let your shrinking waist show without a lot of hand-punched holes. Or get a slide-ring belt — no holes at all!

Some other suggestions:

  • Start wearing colors you may have shied away from before. The bottoms may need to be black or brown, but go a little wild with tops.  White is “the new black,” but confine it to your top, few people can really get away with white pants.
  • Knits go the distance, knits adapt to changing sizes better and can look nice longer.
  • Take a look at clothing lines that offer comfortable, basic pieces designed to mix and match.  Just make sure they skim over your new frame and don’t envelop you.
  • Wear long with short, pairing longer blouses with shorter skirts.  Long skirts, meanwhile, look better with shorter blouses. The idea is to avoid cutting the torso in half.
  • Invest in some good shoes, depending on how much weight you lose, your shoe size may change.  And you may want to ditch your sneakers for something a little sexier even an inch of heel does wonders for your calves, you may be comfortable in thinner-soled shoes now.
  • Get a new handbag that compliments you, advises Galvez. A tiny purse carried by a large woman is not in proportion, she says. Adjust the straps so the purse rides higher than your hip line.
  • Buy bathing suit tops and bottoms separately to ensure the best fit.  Some retailers, like J. Crew and Lands End, allow you to mix and match, including in the tummy-cinching tankini styles.  Buy a suit in a basic color like black or navy, and splurge on the pareo or cover-up, that’s the place for hot pink,.
  • Wear nice hosiery and gorgeous lingerie, buying good lingerie as a reward.
  • When you’re considering buying an item, ask a trusted friend how it looks on you, don’t buy it just because you can get into it.
  • Get a manicure, pedicure, or facial.

What Should I Buy?

Dieters should concentrate on flattering, well-fitting basics.  A shirt, a pair of pants, things with a bit of stretch, meaning some Lycra or an elastic waist.  Pants without a set-in waistband are easier to take in.  A-line skirts show the “you” underneath, and, when they get a little loose, won’t look as baggy as a too-large pencil skirt would, she says.

Why would you want to feel frumpy at any stage of your journey?  You want people to notice every pound you lose and say, “You look fantastic!”  If you don’t want to break the bank for clothes that will be discarded 10 pounds down the road, shop online auctions, thrift shops, discount malls, or simply buy less expensive brands of clothes than you normally would.

Though experts advise showing off your slimmer body with proper-fitting clothes, stay away from overly tight ones, you should buy a slightly larger size than they need while you’re actively losing.  Buying smaller reminds you of feeling tight, let your new physique come naturally.  You don’t need a big old potato sack, you need to see your shape change, it’s very motivational.

It’s all right to buy one piece that might have really “spoken” to you and gotten you inspired to lose, be it a swimsuit, special dress, or whatever.  Put the garment on a hanger, and put it in the kitchen or someplace else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning.  Attach a note to it, saying, this is me, this is my dress.

What To Wear While You Lose Weight?

There comes a time in every successful dieter’s life when he or she stands befuddled in front of the closet, wondering what in the heck to wear.  The clothes that fit a few weeks ago now hang in loose and unflattering folds.  But with goal weight still several pounds away, it’s not time to invest in a whole new wardrobe.

It’s a happy dilemma, but a dilemma all the same.  So what’s a soon-to-be-slimmer person to do?  What not to do, the experts say, is to keep reaching for those same old baggy duds, at least not after a certain point.  Clothes not only make the person, they can make the person feel and look slimmer.  And some say that dressing to look your best, no matter where you are in your program, can inspire you and help propel you further downward.

Clothes can be a barometer of how you feel, as well as how much you weigh, some people say, “I won’t buy anything new until I have lost 15 pounds”, if that helps motivate you, that’s OK.  The rule of thumb is that losing eight to ten pounds translates to going down one size, still, if you lose up to 15 pounds you may be OK in your old size.  But, putting off buying new clothes until you really need them doesn’t work for everyone.

Before you start dieting, go right out and buy one or two outfits that fit and look great and then wear those to death until you need smaller ones.  Pretty soon they will be swimming on you, and you will look like a little kid in your mother’s clothes.

If I Lose Weight Will I Have To Buy New Clothes?

Absolutely!  I know buying clothes while losing weight is one thing, but you definitely need to make sure you get new clothes after you lose weight.  Why not adorn your new body with great new clothes.  Plus, if you wear too many baggy clothes, you will end up looking frumpy, and it will appear as if you never lost any weight in the first place.

As you can see, buying clothes while losing weight doesn’t have to be a waste of money.  In the end, it will help you maintain your image and help motivate you while you go through your weight loss transition.