I work with clients on all parts of the size spectrum. I have male clients who range from 5’5” to 6’7” and size 28 to size 44 pants. And I have female clients from 5’1” to 6’ tall and size 00 to size 20 in dresses. And one thing I hear from clients of all sizes is that they are planning on losing weight. Or they have body parts that they would like to change. Or that they prefer to wait to spend money on clothes until they reach their perfect weight or hit a fitness goal.
If you’re on a focused fitness or weight loss journey, then it totally makes sense to postpone major investments in clothes until you get closer to your goal. But if it’s more of a general desire to lose weight or change your body without a specific plan in motion, then let’s start with dressing the body you have now. Because once you start putting effort into your style at your current size, you may still WANT to lose weight, but you may not feel like you NEED to lose weight to be happy with your reflection in the mirror.
I believe that you can have amazing style at any size. My mantra is that everyone deserves to have great style, no matter your lifestyle, your budget or your body type. So, whether you’re 10 or 100 pounds away from where you’d like to be, here are my reasons why you should dress the body you have right now.
YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR REFLECTION TODAY
Wouldn’t it be nice to look in the mirror and see what you love? I know it’s tough – you may look at your reflection and all you see is stomach. Or think your thighs are too big. Or the arms that you prefer to cover. But instead of focusing on what you want to change, you can start working with the body you have right now. You can learn how to dress to enhance your assets, discover ways to balance your proportions, camouflage anything you’re not comfortable with and actually love what you see in the mirror.
I like to put it this way – waiting to deal with your wardrobe until you lose weight or hit a fitness goal is like postponing happiness. And why would you want to postpone being happy?
NO ONE KNOWS THE SIZE OF YOUR CLOTHES
I know so many people (including myself) who sometimes get hung up on the size of their clothes. They focus on the number on the label more than anything else. But I’ve got something to tell you: unless you’re wearing your clothes inside out, no one know the size of your pants. No one has any idea if your dress is a 12 or a 16, or if your shirt is a small or a medium. But what they can see is that your clothes are tight or when you feel uncomfortable in what you’re wearing.
Clothes that fit well will always be more flattering than clothes that are too small or too big – so wear what fits, ignore the size on the label and get things tailored when needed.
FEELING GOOD ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK COMES ACROSS IN HOW YOU INTERACT WITH OTHERS
My goal with clients to is create a wardrobe that you feel amazing in – one that aligns with your lifestyle, flatters your frame and works within your budget. You can get dressed in the morning, love your reflection, and then forget about what you’re wearing and have a great day. But we’ve all had those moments – when you get dressed haphazardly, don’t feel so good about how you look and then that impacts how you move throughout your day. You may try to hide in a corner at work meetings. You hope to not run into anyone you know at the grocery store. You might even decline an invitation because you’re not ‘dressed right’.
Feeling good about how you look comes across in how you feel and act. And by dressing the body you have, you’ll feel better about your appearance right now, which flows into everything else you do. And don’t you want to fill your calendar with days that you feel great?
I think it’s worth repeating – you deserve to have great style and love your reflection right now! If you’d like to learn more or want a partner in the process, email me to set up a free phone consultation. We can chat about your needs, I can let you know how the process normally works (and how it may work for you), and I can answer any questions you may have.