(Closed) Bees who lost weight…. what did you do with your old/new wardrobe??

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I lost over 100lbs. Most clothes I gave away or threw away because I stopped buying new things knowing I was losing weight. I then (gradually) bought a whole new wardrobe. For smaller weight losses/gains I keep stuff because I may need it again.

Post # 3
47280 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

hm_bride:  I lost a huge amount of weight years ago. I bought new clothes – mostly business clothes and suits-in consignment shops as I was still losing weight and sold my bigger sizes there too.  I bought less expensive things like tees new. 

If you have lost weight you deserve to look good and wear clothes that fit you.

I do not recommend keeping the larger clothes. It’s too easy to allow the weight to creep back on if you have clothes that fit readily available.

Post # 4
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

Keep a few of your favorite pieces incase of weight gain and ditch the rest? Like 2 or 3 shirts and 2or 3 pants, enough ti cover like a week so if you do gain weight you have enough to go out shopping but not enough to clutter the place? 

Post # 5
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve lost about 30 pounds over the last two years.  I’ve kept basically all of my dresses and shirts – I just bought a belt that I can put around my waist (braided ones are great since you don’t have to be at exactly a hole on it), so now I wear flowy shirts (that used to fit me right) with a belt.  For pants, I bought new ones, but I’ve kept a couple of my old pairs just in case!

Post # 6
119 posts
Blushing bee

hm_bride:  Yay! Congratulations, what a huge accomplishment. Here’s my advice:

1. Toss the old stuff. This is your new body. You’re going to keep it. Why hang onto old stuff? Especially if you live in a small space, don’t waste the bit you’ve got with something you won’t use. 

2. Then, of course, shop sales! My tried and true is TJ Maxx – I get everything there from swimsuits (Marc by Marc Jacobs for $15 just yesterday), but denim is especially good; I’ve gotten Joe’s, Paige, Juicy Couture, 7 for All Mankind, Rag&Bone etc. jeans and shorts there for as low as $15 and never more than $40. I bought my Armani and Theory work pants there too for around $30. Their summer clearances should be starting soon. (Marshall’s, too, though I slightly prefer TJX)

Anyway, I’m cheap but also a huge label whore, so that works for me. If designer isn’t important to you, stacking coupons at Gap is always a good deal.  

Post # 7
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had a fair amount to lose, so I slowly bought new pieces as I lost weight.

I good-willed all of my old clothes. I didn’t want to have the attitude “What if I’ll use them again?” This is for good! I will NEVER use them again!

Sales definitely became my best friend.

Post # 8
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just donated my old clothes and bought a new wardrobe. I lost about 40lbs (size 12 to size 2) so there wasn’t anything I can salvage really.

Post # 10
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I went from a size 12 to a size 4-6 and I had A LOT of clothes and I threw a lot of them out, I still have some at my parents’ house, in case I get pregnant! LOL

Post # 11
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

hm_bride:  Before losing weight, I had a lot of clothes that I couldn’t wear or that I still wore even though they were really too small. I found fitting into that clothing way more satisying that going out to buy new stuff!

Post # 12
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I lost 125 pounds. Went from a size 18 to a size 2. As I lost weight,  I would buy new jeans when I couldn’t hold my pants up at all and would only buy one or two pairs.  All of my clothes I let friends and family take what they want and then donated the rest. I did keep a couple of pants that are a size 4 but not any others because I don’t want to end up back in the big clothes. If I feel my pants are a little snug I just step up my eating and workouts.

Post # 14
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Get rid of ALL of it. Don’t keep any “just in case” pieces, that just makes gaining the weight back easier. Donate the lot and write it off on your taxes.

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