We all know the feeling, the utter satisfaction of fitting into a smaller dress size, getting those slim fit jeans to finally zip. It is a universal benefit of weight loss, the accomplished feeling of fitting into clothing you were once fighting to squeeze into. However, what about the moments in between? As your body begins to transform your wardrobe may find itself on the outskirts, becoming loose and unflattering. Whether you have just started your weight loss journey or are soon approaching the finish line, your wardrobe is something we all have to consider and tailor to our changing bodies. At the start of your journey it is important to invest in transitional pieces, but what exactly is considered transitional? Worry not! We’ve got you covered:

  1. Shift Dresses: The silhouette of a shift dress can be flattering and comfortable in all phases of weight loss. The dress is worn both belted and loose allowing for waist definition or an effortless and easy flow. As your waistline shrinks a fun accent belt will highlight the change.
  2. Elastic Waists: Thankfully elastic waist bands stretch and adjust to your bodies contour, allowing for you to drop the pounds and still fit and flatter your shape. Lycra and elastic are forgiving fabrics and don’t carry the same stigma of a structured waistband. Think a pair of stretch black pants with a flattering tunic.
  3. Stretch Denim: Yoga pants and leggings are not the only type of pant in the stretch family. Stretch denim has become quite common and can make it much easier to keep up a dressier elastic fit. Consider a pair of stretch denim with a cotton top and blazer.
  4. Accessories: Jazz up any outfit by styling it with fun accessories such as a statement necklace or chandelier earrings. A simple blouse can be transformed into a weekend look or date night attire when you have the right accessory. Think jewel earrings, bangle bracelets, layered necklaces, stackable rings, etc.


Most of these forgiving fabrics will remain useful within a 10-20 pound range and keep you from running to the store every time you drop a dress size. Additionally, never underestimate the power of a good tailor. Purchasing quality blazers and professional attire can seem impossible with a fluctuating waistline until you find a quality seamstress. A tailor or seamstress has the ability to add adjustable waistbands, add or remove buttons, and take in or expand most articles of clothing. Above all, embrace the changes in your body and have fun styling the new you!