Your body changes as you grow older. You no longer fit into your clothing, or they no longer feel correct.
You may notice that your proportions have shifted as a result of gaining weight, being pregnant, or simply feeling the affects of gravity as you age.
That’s all absolutely natural.
There are a variety of reasons why you might be in need of a wardrobe update right now. It can happen to anyone at any age.
That’s why there’s no mention of age in the title of this article. It’s a question of lifestyle and stage of life, not of age.
As a designer, my duty is to watch my consumers and strive to figure out why they feel comfortable and confident in their garments, and if they don’t, why not, and how I can help.
My Point of View
Here, I’d like to share with you what I hear, see, read, and learn, as well as some fashion advice that can help you feel better in your body again.
The most important thing to remember is that you will have to start over when it comes to creating your particular style.
Find an outfit in your closet that you like to wear, not one that you used to love, not one that has sentimental meaning for you, or one that you like the colors of, but one that you would wear today, given your current body shape.
One that you believe suits you at the moment and then duplicate. That’s your new wardrobe’s foundation.
As a result, look for similar cuts from other companies in a variety of colors. Understand why this particular cut, fabric, or silhouette is perfect for you right now.
This can help you understand which parts of your body you are at ease with and which parts you want to hide.
Everyone, believe me, has favorite and disliked features.
When you get older, you often hear that the area beneath your armpits, the inside of your thighs, or your bum becomes a problem zone.
It’s actually quite simple to work around those spots once you’ve realized that. I’ll get to that in a minute.
Your personality and how you want to feel in your clothes are vitally essential during the process of establishing your style and wardrobe.
Are you more extroverted or introverted, and do you feel better dressed smartly or comfortably?
That is a matter of personal preference, thus the choice is entirely yours.
You’ll reach a moment in your journey when you understand which style you genuinely enjoy in your new body, what your favorite and least favorite aspects are, and what you require to feel completely comfortable in your clothes.
How to Dress After Gaining Weight
It’s not so much about showcasing your best characteristics.
It’s all about concealing your least favorite traits that irritate you and hinder you from feeling at ease in your own skin. That’s what I’d like to concentrate on.
I’ll offer you a list of suggestions; take the ones that work for you and ignore the rest. I’m not going to take it personally. My purpose is to simply assist you in starting and feeding your own thought process.
When it comes to fabrics, you have two options.
The first is that if you think your weight fluctuates a lot, knitted textiles are a perfect option. Because they are elastic by definition, they are exceedingly forgiving.
It’s not just sportswear or a plain jersey. Other types of knitted materials have greater structure and provide additional support while remaining highly flexible and pleasant.
If you prefer extra support, try woven, mid- to heavy-weight materials in the other way. Take, for example, jeans. Denim is a twill woven fabric. If it doesn’t have spandex, it’ll be rather rigid and will be able to support your body where you need it.
If the jeans are properly fitting, they can even pull up your bum a little if that’s what you’re looking for.
Shape of Clothing
The shape of your attire, on the other hand, is crucial in concealing your flaws.
You can choose flowy or puffy sleeves if you don’t like your arms or the area behind your arms.
The opposite is true if you prefer your arms but not your stomach. Then you’ll want something with raglan sleeves and a loose bodice.
If you’re self-conscious about your bust, invest in a nice bra. It is far more significant than what others believe.
If you’re self-conscious about your bum, look for dresses that aren’t too tight around the hips. There are a lot of possibilities for you there.
Skirts are preferable to pants for concealing your thighs. You’ll choose the length of your skirt based on how you’re feeling. Straight-cut pants are excellent if you don’t like your knees.
These are only examples, but the point is that your clothes should work for you rather than against you.
For every problem zone, there is a solution.
Let us now discuss colors.
Your color pallet, like your personal taste, evolves with time. That’s also very natural.
When you change the color of your hair or when your hair grays, it resets the game in a way.
My aunt wore primarily khaki green, browns, neutrals, earthy tones, and no bright colors. Her hair was black. When her hair started to gray, she realized that emerald green, turquoise blue, and coral pink looked better on her than neutrals.
As a result, she is currently replacing her complete outfit. That’s a natural thing to do, and I believe it’s the best way to go about it.
By the way, I think the gray hair is fantastic.
When my mother discovered that she had her first gray hairs on her black hair, she was overjoyed. People are now going to take me seriously, she said. Men with gray hair, in my opinion, are also pretty handsome.
Maybe you don’t enjoy the period when your hair is partially gray and partially not. If you’re bothered by it, dye it. It’s ammonia-free, so it’s no longer detrimental to your hair. The days when dying your hair was synonymous with losing it are long gone. It’s completely secure now.
There are some fantastic silver dyes available, and depending on your undertone, white can also look fantastic on younger women.
If you’re afraid of such a drastic transformation, stick to your natural hue. Your color pallet isn’t changing, so that’s one less thing to worry about as you rebuild your wardrobe.
There isn’t a problem that fashion can’t solve. That is why, in principle, they believe it is so inclusive, positive, and beneficial.
The only issue is learning how to play with it, which requires an understanding of how your body operates and when it changes. Then you must learn how to operate your new body.
That is all there is to it.