I bought clothes last night. I desperately needed to, but I dread buying clothes. I do so less than once a year.
This is my method:
- Go to the store during non-peak hours
- Go straight to the area with the type of clothing I wish to buy, this time, summer dresses
- Pull out every article that I might even remotely like and is around what size I think I might be this time, sometimes buying 2 or three sizes of the same thing just to be safe.
- Go home and try everything on.
- Sort things into “fits,” “slightly too small, need to lose weight,” and “too big or too small, return”.
- May or may not get around to actually returning what’s too big or small.
- Work hard to lose weight to be comfortable in the items that are just slightly too small.
I also only wear loose/flowing skirts and dresses. I don’t wear pants unless absolutely necessary. Skirts and dresses work better for someone who’s weight is constantly fluctuating, in my opinion. Also, I’m far more comfortable in them. In pants, I feel like everyone is looking at my body, and that every fold and bulge and layer of fat shows. I can’t feel calm ever in pants. Wearing a comfy dress is like wearing a socially acceptable and fashionable blanket all the time.
Last night, I bought 5 new dresses that fit, 4 dresses that “fit” (other people think they fit, but I feel are too tight), and 2 that didn’t fit (one was too big, the other too small).
Now to lose enough to feel comfortable in the smaller dresses.