9-3-20 What to Wear During Weight Loss

September 3, 2020, 8:37 am by MSP


Dear MSP SYSters, 

It’s a sign of the times. I'm now getting emails asking for help regarding what to wear while trying to lose “the quarantine 15”. You know, those pesky pounds you put on while staying home during the early days of this pandemic.

Too often women think they must wait until they lose “X amount” of weight before joining MissusSmartyPants. The Style Crew is ready to help you today! Dress for today; and whenever you need to change body types--we will do it for free!

As a fashion stylist/ personal shopper I’ve worked with lots of ladies while they were on weight loss journey. So I like to share with you today my top tips to help you look stylish and feel fab while you are losing weight. Also, keep in mind, wearing clothes that fit your current body (not baggy clothes and not super-tight ones) will always have you looking your best.





1. Basics are Best. Concentrate on having only a small basic wardrobe of good fitting pieces. Look for items that are simple in construction so they can easily be altered to the next size down. Yup, you’ll wear these clothes to death, but you’ll look fabulous in them.


2. Take thee to a tailor. Your local tailor needs to become your new BFF! As a rule of thumb losing 8-10 pounds means you’ll need the next size down. Your clothes can be altered 2 sizes smaller before you need to invest in new ones.


3. Cheap Chic. Of course you don’t want to break the bank while you are in transition, so be a savvy shopper instead. Shop at thrift stores, online auction sites and discount retailers for clothes that can be easily altered and you’ll save money in the process.


4. Play Dress Up. Right now is not the time for purchasing a pair of premium denims, but it’s a fabulous time to dress up in a dress! A basic sheath or A-line dress has a lot of “give” in the fit, plus it’s easy to change your look around by simply adding a belt or jacket and smart accessories. The compliments you receive about how nice you look will keep you encouraged too.


5. You Define You. This is one of the most important style tips I’d like to share with you today. You define you. The number on the scale or what someone else thinks about you does NOT. When a woman feels beautiful, she is beautiful--end of story. So, embrace your body and dress it for today and everything else will fall into place. 


With lots of love, Leslie aka MissusSmartyPants