To tailor or not to tailor?
I’m frustrated right now with my wardrobe.
It’s not that I don’t have the perfect pieces or that I feel like I have nothing to wear, but nothing fits well on me any longer because they’re 2-3 inches too big (I had to pin my skirt to keep it on my hips the other day!)
YES, THIS IS A #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEM WHINE
I know it sounds like a good thing when I say things like “my clothes don’t fit me, they’re too big”, but it isn’t.
What it is, is ANNOYING.
I had purchased the perfect wardrobe, had some pieces tailored to fit my Size 6 frame perfectly, and now I’m waffling between 1-2 sizes LOWER.
It’s my original high school weight when I was 18, so stands to reason it could be my real weight.
I know feel better at this weight (it’s more natural for me, I seem to have more energy and sleep better), but I also know that I could definitely go back up a size or two.
In fact, some pants I bought last autumn, are already a size too large for me.
FROM LAST AUTUMN!!!!!!
Now I’m stuck with clothes I don’t reach for, because they don’t fit me, but are still good pieces.
Namely, some structured dresses, some pencil skirts and my go-to tweed suit which swims on me (I have to really belt that sucker to get it to stay on me).
I spent all this time and money finding the right pieces, only to change weight and have them hang like baggy sacks on me.
The question is now to either tailor my pieces down to my Size 2/4 frame, hoping that I will stay where I am.
Or leave them and bet that in the next year or so, I’ll put on more weight to go back up to Size 6.
I do not want to waste money on tailoring or replacing pieces with smaller substitutes if it’ll just be wasted later.
THE OPTION: TO WAIT A YEAR
Either option sucks if I change weight again.
I guess the key would then be to wait a year to see where I am in December.
In the meantime, no more clothes, and if I do get them, they better be able to be wrapped tighter, or loosened (hello wrap dresses!)
I’m also going to try and rock some belts, but they’re another issue altogether when they slide up your torso and separate by leaving your skirt/pants to linger down by your hips.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH WARDROBE SIZE CHANGES?