January 27, 2012

FF–Smoke and Mirrors


Happy Fashionable Friday!

One of the perks of losing weight is buying new clothes.  That can also be one of the most frustrating and costly effects as well.  When I started my “weight loss journey”, (can you tell I watch a lot of Biggest Loser?!) I loved to go shopping and try on everything I could in smaller sizes.  Shopping was no longer disappointing or stressful, but actually a lot fun. 

I loved getting snazzy duds and bought quite a bit of newness at the beginning of my weight loss.  The only problem, which is a good problem to have, was that I kept losing weight and suddenly my “new” clothes were again, too big.




This dress is an example of one of those items.  I love the color and print and remember that this was the first size 12 that I bought and was so excited about my accomplishment.  Now it is too big, but I can’t seem to part with this particular piece. 

The challenge?  Find a way to make this dress work appropriate and wearable without looking frumpy and too big.

I know that fit makes or breaks the clothes, (I watch a lot of What Not To Wear also) but with a little bit of smoke and mirrors, I figured out a way to make it work.  By adding a belt and cardigan, a great disguise takes place.




This dress, although big, is still very functional for work and is worth holding on to!  Whether it is a boxy shirt or oversized dress with no shape, try adding a belt to define your waistline and a cardigan to add color and hide large arm holes (which was a problem with this dress as well) and prolong the life of your clothing.

Good luck – TGIF!

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