Loose or Fitted Clothes?

Mary Gee
on 12/28/18 9:39 pm - AZ
VSG on 05/14/14

I'm not good at loading/copying pictures, as you can see. Can't get the image size I want, and can't get the pictures in the order I wanted to.


I was getting ready to go out the other day and stopped in the bathroom to grab my lipstick. As I went to grab it, I glanced in the mirror, and stopped dead in my tracks. I looked a fright. I had a loose blouse and jacket on and I looked a mess. I went and tucked in the blouse and put on a zip-up sweater that fitted property. What a difference. I felt a hundred percent better. The baggy clothes (in my opinion) made me look heavier. I have some bulges, but I felt more "put together" in the fitted clothes.

How do you feel in the clothes you're wearing?

I've got to make a trip to the local thrift shops...and I've got to start trying things on before I buy them!

(BTW, I have since cleaned my bathroom mirror! )


 HW: 380 SW: 324 GW: 175  








on 12/28/18 9:43 pm

I definitely prefer fitted, slimming styles!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/29/18 5:03 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

You absolutely do look great in the fitted jacket. I guess you have moved to a warmer climate? Congratulations!

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 12/29/18 7:49 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I still have a belly so I still like things a little flowy. Definitely less flowy than I used to wear though! I do wear a lot of cardigans/wraps/etc because I'm cold always and if it has a zip, I've been going for fitted size but if it's a wrap, I'm ok with looser because it feels more cozy!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


Gwen M.
on 12/29/18 8:41 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I definitely stick to fitted clothes these days. As soon as something gets too loose, I put it in the donation bin. This is good for me because it motivates me not to regain, as clothes are expensive!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Kristi T.
on 12/29/18 9:34 am - MT
VSG on 02/09/16

I agree, you look put together and slimmer in the fitted clothes. I have a hard time with this, I still wear clothes a little baggy. When I do get something fitted I end up not wearing it and putting it in the "goal pile." You look great!

on 12/29/18 9:52 am
VSG on 05/07/18

I recently transitioned to "maintenance" and have been wearing only fitted clothes. I think it helps me be more conscious of my body, and helps me be mindful about keeping at a steady weight.

VSG 5/7/2018

Height: 5ft 7in; HW: 254; SW: 219; original goal: 150; maintenance goal: 135-140; CW: 138

White Dove
on 1/1/19 11:41 am

I think the best way to get an answer is to use the mirror. Some clothes look better fitted and some look better loose. It depends on the cut of the clothing as well as your body type.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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