Adapting My Clothing

Since I have been losing weight, I have had to contend with clothing not fitting me quite right. Believe me, I am not complaining. I’d rather have loose clothing than tight clothing. But because of my limited wardrobe (yes, I am the mom who still has clothing she purchased 10 years ago), I’ve been having to adapt.

Why don’t I just get new clothing? Well, for one thing, I am very frugal (notice the clothing from 10 years ago). We just don’t have a new wardrobe in the budget at the moment, especially with the holidays here. The other reason, is that I guess I don’t want to jinx the current weight loss, and I am still hopeful that I haven’t yet settled into my regular size.

As such, I have been trying to adapt the clothing that I already have. Jeans aren’t really too much of a problem. The ones that were tight and snug before are now pleasantly loose. The others are too loose, but I can belt them and wear them around the house, saving the ones that fit better for being out and about.
I belt a favorite pair of dress pants and a favorite skirt as well. They do bulge in the front because of the belting, but long, thick winter sweaters hide the inadvertent pleating, so I can adapt this way. Casual clothing, such as PJs, t-shirts, sweats and leggings aren’t too much of a problem just yet. I can wear them big or roll waists up or down to adapt as needed.

Underwear is another story. It is hard to adapt to underwear that is a bit larger than needed. There are a few pieces that still work, but I need more, so this is one area where I may have to purchase a few new things sooner than later.

Do you have any tips for adapting clothing that is a little too large?

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com