How To Affordably Update Your Look While Losing Weight

One of the toughest things to do while losing weight is figure out how to update your wardrobe to best show off your rapidly shrinking shape without shrinking your bank account in the process.

Here are some ideas on how to keep your wardrobe stylish and up-to-date without breaking the bank:


Believe it or not, elastic waistbands and pants with extra stretch are not the enemy. As long as you can stay motivated and not allow the extra space to encourage you to indulge, pants or skirts with elastic waists or an extra bit of give can help you to show off your new hard earned curves.

Some brands to try:

J.Jill: has lovely pencil skirts with a lot of stretch in a lot of sizes. So you can buy a size smaller than you normally might and ease into it as you continue to slim down.

Slim-Sation pants are actually incredibly stylish despite the slightly groan-inducing brand name. The denim versions look very chic and can be worn as you continue to drop a size or two.


If you’d like to show off your smaller waistline, a new belt is a great way to do it. You can also take your belt to the cobbler to punch in extra holes as you continue to lose more weight. Skinny belts look great with menswear tailoring, while wide, chunkier belts can make knits look less voluminous as you trim down. You can also try an of the moment spring style (like this cute jumpsuit) that has a belted detail as a focus point. You can easily wear this as you drop a size or two.


It can be hard to figure out what to wear on slightly breezier days. A cropped cardigan is a great option since when you wear it now, it highlights your new shape. As you continue to lose weight, it will look slightly longer, but just as cute.


One of the most frustrating things about gaining or losing weight are rings that no longer fit properly. BlingGuard invisible ring wraps fit into your rings and allow you to keep wearing your favorite rings even as you drop those lbs. They’re hypoallergenic, latex-free band and a 1+ ring sizes to your finger and forms an invisible “padlock” to hold your rings in place.


Rachel C. Weingarten is a former celebrity makeup artist and noted style and trends expert. She’s also the author of three nonfiction books. The trade version of “Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year” is available now.

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