Q&A: What should I wear as I am transitioning into this new body?

At the “Stylist Night: I have nothing to wear” workshop I had the opportunity to ask the following question: “I am in the process of losing weight and overcoming feeling invisible. My question is how do I transition to clothes that fit into the new body when I literally don’t know what to wear”

She shared that this is a common issue that we face as we transition into new bodies whether due to weight loss or gained. Her suggestions included:

  • Wear fitted clothes
  • Scoop necks would look good on me and it will accentuate  the right place
  • Wear skirts as they are forgiving to my figure and it would look good
  • Avoid layers which I believe this is the hard one for me

What can I incorporate right now?

  • I have noticed that for me as I wear fitted clothes whether is leggings to the gym and a cute top. I feel good about my body. I get to see my curves and that I have a feminine body.
  • Letting go of the layers as uncomfortable as it may feel this might be the right track as I move away from acting invisible into showing who I am. I have invested on good scoop neck sweaters and other pieces that don’t require layers
  • Wearing skirts. You know what this is a super feminine and something that would look good on me. I spent a summer 6 years ago where I only wore skirts. I remember feeling good about my body back then and confident in my skin.
  • Start to wear heels as it will elongate my body.

I decided today to follow some of her suggestions. I am wearing a jersey pencil skirt, bright green cardigan (yeah I still needed a bit of layer- baby steps) and ballerina flats. I feel good about my skirt  and I have to say it is super comfortable.

Question: Have you worked with a stylist? If you have one question to ask a stylist, what would it be? 

Ohhh and I am desiring working with a stylist to go over what its in my closet as well as coming up with  ideas of what works for my body. If you have any suggestions feel free to share in the comments section!

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Comments

  1. Alexandra says:

    Here’s my question… What do I wear to my job – being that my job is on a construction site basically in a dusty dirty trailer with a gross bathroom and the parking situation isn’t always the cleanest to walk away from. I want to look and feel professional, but sometimes i feel it hard to do considering my enviroment. I don’t want to spend money on expensive cloths risking sometimes i have to travel out to this muddy discusting construction site.

    That’s the challenge of all questions. Please feel free to get me on what not to wear… CAUSE i need ALL of the help possible… lol

  2. I AM a stylist! :-) I used to be a freelance wardrobe stylist for photography in NYC, and also used to be an assistant personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, now I work one on one. It sounds like you got some awesome tips from the stylist. Your outfit looks great!
    I think working with a personal stylist or image consultant is a gift any woman could benefit from, if she doesn’t feel that her presentation isn’t exactly what she wants or fitting her to a T. I can’t think of any personal stylists in nyc at the moment. But I do sessions over skype.
    I think the other best, best thing to do for yourself is to get your colours done! It has made a huge difference for me in how I look and in my energy and confidence. Things just start to all go together and work together and feel right.

    For Alexandra, I’d say… that is a tough one! But you could still invest in stylish pieces at lower price-points in colours and fabrics that are resilient and wash easily. If there are some days that you are not out on the dirty site, wear something stylish or nicer, but bring a change of jeans or dark pants that you feel comfortable wearing on the site. Or keep a change of clothes with you at work.

  3. Love this! It is great to experiment and play with your wardrobe and feel good about what your are wearing!!! it´s all research!
    I started playing with mine about 6 years ago when I realized that I was feeling good about myself but ALL my cloths were black and gray!! I incidentally watch a BBC show called What not to wear by Trinny and Susanah and it made me laugh and I bought their book! hehehe..
    Since then I have been “cleanning” my closet from time to time enjoying fashion blogs, resisting buying cloths that are “in” but don´t fit me or make me feel great.
    It´s all a work in progress..
    Gabriela
    http://www.gabriela-rosales.com
    kissess to all!

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