The skinny on fashion

As a confessed shopaholic, I love looking at designer fashion. In person, online, in magazines… wherever it can be found.

As a mature woman, I may have packed on a little extra around the middle these past few years. Ahem. When I look at designer clothes, I see that they’re really designed for a size 6-8 – smaller if you can, but not larger than 8.

As someone who floats between and 10 and 12, many designer dresses aren’t available to me. And, in designer sizes, the measurements are smaller than store brands, so a Burberry 8 is like a 4. I have two choices, either give up on designer fashion, or lose the girth. I’ve chosen the latter. After all, who can give up on dreams of owning Oscar de la Renta or Chanel some day?? Pfft. Don’t even think about it.

Over the past four months, hubby and I have been working out with a personal trainer. Results are coming and I’m excited to see if I can reach my goal of a size 6-8 by next summer. It’s hard work, but I feel stronger and healthier.

Certainly it’s easier to pack on the pounds than get them off, especially as you age. But, under the move-it-or-lose-it theory, I’m finding I have the strength and endurance to do things today I couldn’t do six months ago.

It can only get better from here.

2 thoughts on “The skinny on fashion

  1. Good for you! A lot of women would not have made that choice and that’s a shame. This is why you see a lot of plus size clothing stores popping up. Women are just getting bigger, yet they complain they can’t fit in designer clothing. There is one thing a lot of bigger women don’t understand. Extra body fat distorts your body proportions so it’s hard for designers to design clothing to fit that body type. This is also the reason bigger women complain that the plus size stores don’t sell fashionable clothes. The clothes are just big with less proportions compared to the designer stores.

  2. Try a martial art. It’ll take the weight off you pretty quickly. I’ve found over the last couple of years that my problem is I never seem to eat enough to keep the energy up for my training.

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