7 Tips on How to Dress When You’ve Gained Weight

7 Tips on How to Dress When You've Gained Weight

Personal style is all about expressing yourself through the clothes you wear. What to wear and how to dress to feel confident depends also on your body type, your personality and preferences.

If you love bold colors and patterns, don’t be afraid to incorporate them into your wardrobe. On the other hand, if you prefer a more minimalist look, stick to simple, classic pieces that can be dressed up or down.

When it comes to weight gain, it can be frustrating to find clothes that fit well and make you feel good about yourself. However, there are plenty of options out there that can help you look and feel your best.


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How to Dress with Confidence

Feeling confident in your clothes is important no matter what your size or shape.   

If you’ve recently gained weight, it can feel challenging to dress your curvy body and to get used to clothing fitting differently. it can be difficult to find clothes that look good on you and make you feel confident. However, there are many tips and tricks you can use to boost your confidence and feel great in your new clothes.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different looks and find what works best for you.  

Here are a few tips on how to dress if you gained weight:

How to Dress When You've Gained Weight

1. Focus on clothing that flatters your new shape. For example, A-line dresses and skirts can help create a more balanced silhouette, while high-waisted pants and jeans can help smooth and shape your midsection.

Try on different sizes and styles until you find what works best for you. It’s important to find clothes that fit well and flatter your figure.

2. Look for pieces that accentuate your best features and downplay any areas you’re not as comfortable with. For example, if you’ve gained weight in your midsection, try wearing tops that flow away from the body or high-waisted pants that cinch in at the waist.

3. Invest in quality pieces that will last for years to come. This doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune, but it does mean being selective about the items you purchase. Look for well-made pieces that are versatile and can be worn in a variety of settings.

4. Invest in some adjustable pieces, such as elastic waistbands, wrap dresses and knits.  Knits are a lot more forgiving than woven and tailored pieces. They have the ability to expand and shrink with you as you gain and lose. But be careful of knits that are too thin or sheer or lack enough drape to work with your body.

How to Dress When You've Gained Weight

Look for styles and cuts that can be tied tighter or looser as needed, like relaxed fit pants or skirts, or garments that are shirred, which conveniently are ideal for weight gain or loss.

5. Opt for looser, more flowy styles that don’t cling to your curves. Choose pieces with strategic ruching or draping that help to create a more flattering silhouette, while embodying the cottagecore aesthetic, as well as clothes that look great oversized like button-ups, blazers, and basic tees.

6. Choose the right fabric.

There are a few important things to remember:

  • Look for materials that have a bit of stretch to them, as these will be more forgiving and comfortable to wear. Avoid fabrics that are too stiff or heavy, as these can add bulk and make you feel uncomfortable.
  • Avoid anything clingy.  Clingy fabrics cling to the body in less than flattering ways. Pay close attention to the way the fabrics lay on your body. If they’re extra clingy, especially in areas you don’t want them to cling, opt for something else.
    For example, clingy fabric tops that cling to the tummy area makes it more obvious. Wrap tops do not cling to the body, instead, they shape your curves to form a flattering figure.
  • Avoid flimsy fabrics. Wearing clothing that’s made of flimsy fabrics often leads to garments not laying properly on the body and not enhancing your natural body shape – both are things that you want to steer clear from, especially if you are plus size.
    If you have a muffin top, clingy fabrics are only going to show everything you do not want others to notice.
How to Dress When You've Gained Weight

7. Don’t forget to accessorize! Adding a statement necklace or a bold pair of earrings can instantly elevate your outfit and make you feel more confident.

Ultimately, the key is to experiment with different styles and find what works best for your body type and personal style. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step outside of your comfort zone – with a little bit of experimentation, you’re sure to find the perfect clothes to help you look and feel your best!

Partner with a personal stylist from Boston, explain to her your styling challenges and get some help from an expert dressing your new body.

Overall, the key is to embrace your new body and find clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful.

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