Bride to Be Diaries: The Empowered Bride, Part 5

Our anonymous contributor The Empowered Bride is back with the next instalment in her series on how she is losing weight in advance of her big day. Why is she called The Empowered Bride? “To empower” is defined as “[To] make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights” which is exactly what she is doing! scales

I have a problem!

The problem is that since my body has changed I have nothing to wear. Since baggy and saggy chic hasn’t quite become a craze yet I’m a bit lost as to what to wear. Everyone thinks that losing weight is fantastic but there is a side to it that is rubbish. I currently have this eclectic fashion sense of nothing quite matching. So I’m embracing this look and trying to convince myself that stripes and checks are a fashion statement and clashing patterns are all the rage right now! My jeans hang and I have some tops that are too big and hang close to me exposing myself but hey, everyone is telling me how good I look! I must be rocking this dashing homeless trend.

Now this would be the perfect time for me to buy some new clothes. This is where another problem arises. We have a wedding to pay for so do I get some clothes to tide me over or pay for a DJ? I do however have two wardrobes. A big one and a slim one. I’m not a hoarder but there are just some clothes that are far too good to throw out just because they no longer fit. You still love them and they looked lovely on you until they got a little too cosy.

Now I would love to start wearing the beautiful pieces that I have been coveting for the last couple of years so I decided to try some of them on again and surprisingly one or two of them fit but others! I have muffin tops and impromptu body con outfits that no amount of spanks will help. I finally bit the bullet and bought a couple of new clothes items this weekend. I did a little fashion show for my other half. After walking in to the lounge in my new jeans he just said “Finally, clothes that actually fit you!”

Argh, the in-between sizes dilemma! I have been through phases where nothing in my wardrobe fits me, in fact when I was saving for a wedding I went through a very similar thing! The great news is that obviously the diet is working. Does anyone have any similar stories to share? A problem shared and all that…

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