One of my favorite things is to have women message me on specific questions in their wardrobe.
Recently, a woman via my Instagram account (if you aren’t following me, you’re missing out! I post daily lots of great photos and advice) asked me a question after seeing one of my photos.
Here is what she wrote:
“What advice do you give or had you written on your blog about how women change dress as when they are trying to lose weight? Like transition outfits?”
Great questions! I mean, what woman hasn’t felt this way? You and I have been there, it’s great that we can share these concerns with one another. As the Catholic Church teaches, a community is paramount.
When you read the Catechism, CCC 1879, women find their vocation through the exchange and dialogue with other people.
So let’s not do this alone!
Okay, back to the question. What immediately popped into my head was… a shift dress. Obviously because it allows for the most wiggle room.
But let’s take a step back. What’s most important is to not ask what you should wear. Instead, you should be first asking...
“Where do lose and gain weight the quickest/easiest???”
It’s probably in either of these 3 places.
Your upper body
Your first instinct might be to either cover it with something oversized and billowy, or wear something skin tight over it to make it look as sleek as possible.
However, this should NOT be your goal.
What you want to do is CREATE BALANCE.
How do you do that?
Identify your waistline. Then, measure your lower half to your upper half. You’ll want the lower half of you (your hip) to get as close as possible to your upper half (your bust/shoulders).
For example, if you’re top heavy, you could wear a tailored top and a flowy skirt. If you’re bottom heavy, wear some skinnies with a flower shirt (that cinches at the waistline, something like a wrap blouse).
The goal is to create an illusion of balance with your clothes, so that you are not either top nor bottom heavy.
And since the shift dress is always an option for anyone, I thought I’d pick a few for you to shop!