If you were one of the many folks who seriously upped their fitness and diet game during the pandemic, you have probably lost some weight and may be finding that the items in your closet are fitting a little differently. You might even discover that the majority of your clothes no longer fit at all and you need to go out and buy a completely new wardrobe.
This can be overwhelming and you may not know where to start. One thing you might not have thought about is that your style might be different now that you are more fit and healthy. Here are four ways losing a significant amount of weight might affect your clothing choices.
Show More Skin
If you were previously overweight or uncomfortable in your own skin, you probably found yourself wearing clothing that covered every part of you – whether intentionally or not. Now that you are feeling a little better in your body and have toned a bit in all the right places, you might discover that you feel comfortable in more revealing clothing.
Next time you’re online shopping, consider trying out a flattering t-shirt or a tank that shows a lot of arm. You might be surprised what you end up liking.
Sizes Are Easier To Find
If you were at a very large plus-size before losing weight, one big thing you’ll notice is how much easier it is to find your new, smaller size. Most stores will carry it and you won’t have to special order things anymore. This can make it a lot easier to dress the way you actually want.
Before dieting or beginning your intense workout regimen, you might have been constantly wearing baggy, oversized clothing. This is something many people do to cover the bulges and folds in their bodies that they are self conscious about. But now that your body looks a little bit different (thanks to all of your hard work), you might feel more comfortable tighter fitting clothing.
Many people who are overweight or just simply uncomfortable at the weight they’re at find the idea of wearing a swimsuit in a public place like the beach or pool to be completely horrifying. They have a sense of anxiety because they fear that others will stare at them and judge them, even though in most scenarios this is not even the case. If you’ve just recently gone through a body transformation that you are proud of, something you might be excited about is the summer. Treat yourself to a new swimsuit in your new size and show off your hard work!
Congratulations on your successful diet or fitness routine! Losing weight is a huge accomplishment and you deserve a pat on the back. Reap the benefits of your hard work by getting some new outfits that perfectly fit the new you.