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Onmyway
12-12-2008, 06:47 PM
I have been fortunate to have lost enough weight to go down 2 sizes of pants. My current pants are starting to be baggy. How do you solve the problem of baggy clothes without spending too much on clothes that won't fit for very long?

C


Horo
12-12-2008, 07:07 PM
Personally, I wore my oversized clothes all the way until I got to my ideal clothing size(not recommended). Why don't you get the clothes you have now taken up by a professional?

Schumeany
12-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Thrift Stores can be your friends. Also Target, Old Navy, etc. As women, we seem to collect a lot of clothes...but I was amazed how few I really "needed" when I had to buy a few pieces to get to my goal weight. It was actually kind of freeing to have so few to choose from. A couple of pairs of jeans, a pair of black slacks, two "nicer" shirts, a few t-shirts and a couple of hoodies. If you need nicer things for work, thrift stores for blouses, maybe a skirt and a couple more pairs of slacks -- you can usually get them each for less than five bucks at Goodwill, etc. It can be done...it just takes a little planning and a tolerance for doing laundry.


rubbytummy
12-12-2008, 08:05 PM
For Christmas, I asked my boyfriend for a cheapie sewing machine to take in some of my clothes that are too large to fit. Although I only wear skirts, which are much easier to take in, so perhaps it isn't as good an option with pants.

missy3gal
12-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Thrift stores and consignment shops.

RangerChic
12-12-2008, 08:14 PM
Well, I haven't bought anything new yet. Asking for clothes for Christmas actually. I do have a pair of jeans that are a size smaller that I really need to try on since my current ones are pretty baggy.
I like the rec to try thrift stores and such. Going to do that myself once I start working again and need to get new stuff.

kelly315
12-12-2008, 08:23 PM
I agree with these ladies- thrift stores, for sure, or I get jeans at wal-mart sometimes (they're like $17)

BlueToBlue
12-12-2008, 08:25 PM
I definitely recommend having them taken in professionally. I think it cost me about $10 per pair of pants to have this done and I was surprised at how well they came out. You couldn't tell that they'd ever been larger and they fit great--practically better than off-the-rack in my size. They can definitely take stuff in by two sizes; that's what I had done.

I only had it done on a couple of pairs of pants, just to tide me over until I was ready to buy new clothes. Like Schumeany, I was surprised to discover how few clothes I really needed to get by. And it was nice to have all that extra closet space!

Thighs Be Gone
12-12-2008, 08:30 PM
You could try to organize a clothing swap in your area. I really like hitting the thrift stores and consignment shops. You will also find (guaranteed) as your sizes decrease your selections at the thrift shops will increase!

Smiling_Sara
12-12-2008, 08:31 PM
I have been fortunate to have lost enough weight to go down 2 sizes of pants. My current pants are starting to be baggy. How do you solve the problem of baggy clothes without spending too much on clothes that won't fit for very long?

C


one word....ebay!!


ETA: When they don't fit anymore you can resell them and make some of that money back! :)

JackieRn
12-12-2008, 09:42 PM
I definitely recommend having them taken in professionally. I think it cost me about $10 per pair of pants to have this done and I was surprised at how well they came out. You couldn't tell that they'd ever been larger and they fit great--practically better than off-the-rack in my size. They can definitely take stuff in by two sizes; that's what I had done.

I only had it done on a couple of pairs of pants, just to tide me over until I was ready to buy new clothes. Like Schumeany, I was surprised to discover how few clothes I really needed to get by. And it was nice to have all that extra closet space!

I like this idea, I've just been doing belts. I can't afford to buy new clothes b/c I spent so much on the ones I have now that are 2 sizes too big.

sm177
12-12-2008, 11:02 PM
I personally would splurge on clothes that you'll feel good in and not worry about the money so much. Buying the smaller sized clothes will be amazing motivation and therefore entirely worth the money. I think it would be beneficial to feel good all the time even the clothes won't last long.

horsey
12-13-2008, 03:09 AM
Jeans with stretch, a size you wear and a size smaller... guess what the movie stars are wearing these days? Baggy boyfriend jeans! So baggy is in!

srmb60
12-13-2008, 06:42 AM
I have a trick ...when you do get new things, make sure the fit nicely over control top hose. When they get a bit biggish ... wear them without. You'll get a couple of weight changes out of one set.

migotokokoro
12-13-2008, 05:00 PM
My solution is cargo pants with a draw string. Even after you lose weight, they'll still look good. ^_^ Or I wear workout pants, the really silky material with a draw string. I don't get the stuff that hugs, but the stuff that is loose on your legs and hugs your butt. Shirts aren't a big thing cause they're just shirts you know. They'll all work unless you get skinny enough for it to look like a tent or something on you. Then they're good for night shirts. ^_^ :p

Onmyway
12-13-2008, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the tips.

C

Janis427
12-13-2008, 07:32 PM
My closet has sizes from 12 to 22. I doubt I will ever be a 12 again, but I never have to buy new jeans.

flatiron
12-13-2008, 07:58 PM
I hope I have your problem one day! :D

If I do I still have all my pants and nice shirst from when I was thinner. I never threw my clothes away when I couldn't fit in them over the years. After I would move up a couple of pants size I would box them all up and put them in storage. I probably have 4 different stages I went through.

Thin, Large, Xlarge and XXLarge

Now I am XXXLarge but I didn't go out and buy new clothes at this size not nice ones anyway. I have about 3 pairs of pants and maybe 5 shirts that fit. One suit that looks like Omar the tent maker made it.

I work for myself so mostly I wear sweat pants and t-shirst and hoodies no a days.

Yard sales and thrift stores are the way to go if you don't wanna spend a lot of if the weight you are are is going to be temporary if you are losing more weight.

I think the best thrift stores with the best stuff and prices are the small independent thift stores not the big name thrifts like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Disabled American Vets and Hospital Thriftstores.

Did you know that the Salvation Army Thrift Store is the only one where all the money goes directly to the source?

All other pay a fee to rent the name and the rest goes in their pockets thats why I like going to the small independent thrift store owners.

nods
12-13-2008, 10:52 PM
Ohhh...try to find a trade in shop. We have a few around here. You can take your old clothes in and they will buy them back or give you credit for other clothes they have. A lot of these places can be "high end" stuff and intimidation, but if you can find a good one its worth it. Some are becoming less high end in these economic times.

Besides that I second the drawstring cargo pants thing. I have a couple pairs that I can still wear to work, because with a shirt over then you'd swear they are nice button chinos.