Friday, August 13, 2010

Fun With Closet Shopping

One of the best things about losing weight is being able to go "closet shopping," meaning that you can finally fit into all of those clothes that you have in smaller sizes (which I think almost all women, fat or thin, have!). Now I'm finally getting to that point where I can pull out some "old" things — many of which I've never worn before, but purchased because I was feeling optimistic.

For instance, I bought two dresses last April to wear for our 10th anniversary party. I order a lot of stuff online (love shopping on the Web), but stupidly didn't buy these dresses from a plus-size retailer. Instead, I got them off of Amazon, which was a mistake because I find that whenever regular-sized designers make "plus-size" attire, it doesn't fit well. They simply make the outfits larger, but don't reshape them to fit a bigger woman (i.e. most obese ladies do not have a cinched waist and need something to cover the stomach region). Needless to say, neither of these dresses fit, even though I ordered them in what was technically my size.

Well, this morning, I was able to get into them! Neither looked particularly great; both have very defined waists on them, so my stomach bulged out beneath, making me look pregnant. But I can now button them up the entire way, whereas I couldn't before.

That said, one of my immediate goals is to be able to fit into these dresses so that they actually look GOOD on me. I think this will take another month, but I'm up for the challenge.

Meantime, I have plenty of other "old" stuff in my closet that I look forward to wearing. Pretty soon, I'm going to be the best-dressed fat chick around!

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