What to Wear While You Lose Weight
On your way to a smaller size? Here's how to deal with wardrobe woes
You don't have to be a dieter to know that sizes are wacky these days. One
manufacturer's 16 may be another's 18 or 14. Some retailers want it this way --
their "proprietary fits" create brand loyalty. And then there's
"vanity sizing," where a garment that once would have been labeled a
size 10 is now a 6.
That's why Fernstrom does not recommend people set a target size. Go by fit,
and not size, which means trying everything on!
And what about those "fat" clothes that -- hallelujah! -- are now
The experts agree. Toss the larger clothes! Better yet, light a bonfire.
Goglia works with a lot of celebrities. "They are not unlike Joe
Civilian," he says. "They have a fear of gaining the weight back, so
they hold onto all their old clothes. When they look in their closet and see
the 'fat clothes,' it means they haven't said good-bye to 'Fat Mary' or 'Fat
Besides, who needs a bunch of baggy clothes taking up closet space that you
could devote to slimmer-fitting fashions?
"I now feel like I have the right to dress tight," exults Judy L.
What did she do? Bought some Versace jeans. In turquoise.