There are many reasons you might strive to lose weight. True, for many, losing weight is a health priority, but it’s entirely understandable if you also want to lose weight in order to feel happier with what you see when you look in the mirror.
You might want other people to notice how much weight you’ve lost as well. If so, keep in mind that what you wear can play a major role in determining whether your weight loss is as noticeable to others as you’d like it to be. To ensure people realize that you’ve achieved your weight-loss goals, keep the following tips in mind!
1. Avoid Loose Clothes
There’s nothing to be ashamed of if you have a few pounds you’d like to lose. Despite this, social expectations often tell women they should feel ashamed of their bodies if they’re overweight. Thus, women who want to lose weight often wear loose-fitting clothing to avoid drawing attention to their bodies.
You may have fallen into this habit. Buying loose-fitting clothing can become such an ingrained impulse that you don’t realize you’re doing it.
Be conscious of this. Now that you’ve shed those extra pounds, make a point of giving some tighter clothing a try. There’s a good chance you’ll be pleased with the way it shows off your new body.
2. Use Belts
Buying new clothes after losing weight can be fun, but it can also be expensive. You don’t want to spend more than you can afford replacing your entire wardrobe.
Luckily, you don’t have to. Many larger garments can easily be altered to show off your post-weight loss body with the help of a belt. For inspiration, check out how celebrities like Jennifer Lopez make baggy clothes look super-stylish this way.
3. Get a Wrap Dress
Weight can fluctuate over time. Even though you might be happy with how much weight you’ve already lost, you might also want to lose a few extra pounds. Or, you may have lost a lot of weight, and will therefore be comfortable putting on a few more pounds in the near future.
Regardless, these are good reasons to consider investing in a wrap dress. A wrap dress can easily be cinched to fit more loosely or more tightly, making it a versatile garment that can help you show off your new look no matter what stage you may be at in your weight-loss journey.
4. Check Your Labels
Fabrics like spandex and jersey knit are ideal for showcasing a post-weight loss body because they’re very stretchable. Remember this when shopping for new clothes. Check the tags of garments that call out to you to see if they’re made with these materials.
5. Get a Bra Fitting
Just as you might be accustomed to buying loose-fitting clothing, you might also be accustomed to a certain bra size. However, it’s very common for a bra size to change when you lose weight.
You may not know which size is right for you now. To ensure you’re buying bras that fit your body as they should, consider scheduling a bra fitting. Many womens’ clothing stores offer this service.
There’s a good chance there are garments, colors, styles, and materials that you’ve wanted to wear in the past, but haven’t felt comfortable because of your weight. Now that you’ve lost a few pounds, it’s time to have fun experimenting. For example, you might not have worn bright colors when you were still trying to lose weight because you knew dark colors are slimming. Now you can give those bright colors a try!
Just remember, none of this is to suggest that you need to lose weight to look good. It’s simply understandable to want people to see the change once you have reached a weight-loss goal. These tips will help make that happen.
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