Losing weight can be a time fraught with mixed emotions. You feel
pleased with yourself because you’ve started to lose weight but you can
become increasingly frustrated with your clothes that may quickly start
to become loose and feel very unattractive.
For those of us who have a few stones to lose it can also be a very
expensive time if we don’t buy the correct garments, because as a rule
of thumb each stone we lose is about one dress size. Whichever way you
look at it, a size 20 item on a size 18 body can look pretty grim as
your body shrinks.
Women with less to lose will notice smaller changes and clothes will
become less tight and will feel more comfortable over the period of
weight loss, but if you’re losing stones rather than pounds then this
provides a new complication – how do I look fabulous in my clothes when
they become baggy, but not wanting to buy new ones YET!
Be warned: most baggy clothes will only serve to add weight on
visually rather than looking as though you are shrinking, so here’s my
advice on how you never need to look like a ‘baggy lady’ during this