Dressing the New YouPosted: Jul 27 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
Weight loss surgery brings about a lot of change in your life, but none of those changes may be as obvious or as validating as the physical changes to your body. There are a lot of reasons to want to lose weight. You may want more energy, or perhaps you are hoping to improve your health by reducing your risk of experiencing heart disease or even to reverse the onset of diabetes. Whatever your motivation is, the fact that going through with weight loss surgery will help you physically lose weight is usually an added benefit, if not a major motivating factor in and of itself.
After looking forward to achieving major weight loss results for so long, it may come as a surprise when the pounds do come off and instead of feeling entirely happy, you feel a little stressed out over it. You know how to dress your body at the weight you’ve been, but how do you dress it at the weight you are now—or what about the weight you are going to be in a few months.
Dressing your new body after weight loss surgery takes some adjustments, but once you get the basics down and you develop a strategy you’ll find that it isn’t stressful at all, and that shopping for clothes to fit the new you is actually a highly rewarding and validating experience.
Here are some tips for shopping for the new you:
- Don’t wait until you’ve reached your final goal to shop for clothes. Instead, get clothes that fit your body at every stage. Shopping at consignment or thrift stores while you are losing weight can help you save money on clothes that may only fit for a short while.
- When you are still losing weight, shop for clothes that have some elasticity to them. This means that they fit great now, but that they will also accommodate your smaller frame a month or two from now. Flowing dresses and loose-fitting shirts are great for this.
- Try on everything! Don’t just shop by size, because you may not be the same size for more than a couple of weeks at a time at first, and most clothing brands run differently in their sizes.
Finally, embrace the new and healthier you as you are shopping and don’t be afraid to try on a few statement pieces that you may have shied away from in the past. Bring colors can bring a lot of life to your new wardrobe. Be proud of the new you and the body you are in and embrace your healthy changes by accentuating your body where you are now.