This past weekend I saw a friend that I have not seen in a long time. She recently gained some unwanted pounds and has not transitioned her clothes to accommodate her new size ( You have to dress the body you currently have and not the one you used to have).
She is afraid to go up in size because she thinks she will get too comfortable and never try to lose the weight. Many women develop this mentality when they gain weight.
There are a myriad of things you can do to camouflage weight gain if you do not want to buy new clothes. I have one word, Accessorize.
There are three types of Accessories that can make you feel good about yourself as you come up with a plan to trim down:
1) Statement Jewelry
2) Bold Belts
3) Full Hair
Large earrings draw attention to the face
Gold oval hoops, Anthropologie, $128
Drop earrings, Anthropologie, $42
Multi colored earrings, Anthropologie, $38
Chunky Layered Necklaces draw the eye upward and takes the focus off problem areas.
Necklaces, Banana Republic, From Left: $98, $88, $125
Belts, Nordstrom, From Left: $38, $32, $48
Add some extensions to your hair A La Wendy and Tyra. Extensions with volume in some cases can balance out your body.
And to all my beautiful women out there. Please, please remember you are doing yourselves a dis-service by wearing clothes that no longer fit your body. We can see the creases and the rolls and muffin tops. If you have to go a size or two up, please do. Sometimes, it actually makes you look smaller when you wear clothes that fit you properly.
We’ll save this topic for another day.
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