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Shopping for clothes

July 11th, 2021 at 06:02 pm

Clothes shopping is just not my thing.

Years ago TLC had a program called "What Not To Wear" and I loved watching it and seeing how they helped people be their personal best. Being someone who has always struggled with weight issues, every time they had someone who was overweight, it captured my interest even more. So many times those ladies would leave the stores in tears. I felt their pain because that is what it was like for me. Being short and overweight did not make it a good experience. Plus, much of the stuff out there is just plain ugly. So, I would wear the same stuff over and over until it was so worn out and I would be forced to and find something and then the whole painful process would start. 

So, as I got older and made a little more money, I ventured to a couple of stores that I never would have thought of walking into. A couple of weeks ago we went to a store we haven't visited since before the Pandemic to buy some slacks and some blouses. One of the ladies took me to the dressing room and told me to let her pick out things and try them all on, even if I didn't think I'd like them. I discovered something -- I have been buying the wrong size in pants. She found me slacks that not only fit better, but I didn't have to hem them. She found blouses that were flattering. I tried on way more things than I bought, but we looked at things that I would not have looked at and it was amazing. One time I didn't leave clothes shopping in tears! 

I honestly feel better about myself thinking that the clothes look good. That made it worth the extra money for me. 

5 Responses to “Shopping for clothes”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    You should take some photos! I bet you look amazing. I have found that I was buying the wrong size bra and now I have one particular bra that costs $75-80 and it fits great. OMG though I do feel awful buying something so expensive but it really helps.

  2. Trying to get ahead Says:

    That sales lady was an angel to help you become confident with your new wardrobe.

  3. terri77 Says:

    I loved that show! I am so glad that you found someone to assist you. I found out that I had been wearing the wrong bra size for year. It’s worth getting properly measured. Wearing the correct size makes all the difference.

  4. Wink Says:

    I am so glad you had a good experience this time, a good sales person can make all the difference. I also dislike clothes shopping, so when I find something I like that fits me well, I will buy in multiples! I found some capris last year that I love and bought them in every color they had that I liked.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I loved that show, too! And what a happy story! I'm so glad you found clothes that fit and flatter. What a great sales person!

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