If there is one thing anyone can be forgiven for, it is gaining a little weight around the holidays. With all the family parties, going out to eat at great restaurants for brunch, and all those fabulous foods that appear at this time of the year, putting on a couple extra pounds is expected. Some might even say it’s practically a necessary part of the holiday season. There is a reason why nearly everyone’s new year’s resolution involves a little working out and a whole lot of weight loss.
Hopefully you do not get too down on yourself this holiday season for gaining a little weight, and hopefully your new year starts off with a whole lot of fun and just enough exercise to keep you in healthy shape. With weight gain or weight loss comes some typical wardrobe problems, but here are some helpful tips on how you can avoid clothing alterations in Dallas through careful wardrobe planning when gaining or losing weight is on the horizon.
Sensible planning and smart shopping
When most people shop, the first things on their mind are getting great bargains and finding the most fashionable options. While nothing is wrong with this, sometimes bargain clothing and the most trendy options are not all that great when it comes to keeping a usable wardrobe, particularly if weight fluctuation is a regular part of your life.
Preparing for weight loss or weight gain begins with shopping for the right types of clothing. A great place to start is by asking a shopping consultant what types of clothes will look great regardless of whether you gain or lose a few pounds. Oftentimes, they can recommend clothes from certain brands or clothing made from high quality materials that are comfortable and look great within a range of body types. Another factor to consider may also be the clothing design, as some patterns will look nice regardless of weight fluctuations.
The trick here is to avoid having an excessive amount of clothes that will only fit if you maintain a very specific body size. Having a slightly smaller but more functional wardrobe will pay off in the long run since it allows for more fluctuation in body size, ensuring that you can mix and match your fewer pieces of clothing to make an array of outfits.
Where alterations enter the picture
If these tips are not for you, then you may want to consider clothing alterations in Dallas. Small adjustments can always be made to shirts, pants or jackets to allow for small weight gains or losses. To protect your clothing, and to make sure it ends up fitting correctly after the first alteration, make sure you find a quality tailor who can quickly and affordably alter your clothing. With a slight adjustment to the collar of a shirt or lining of a jacket, clothing that you’ve recently found frustrating and ill fitting can easily be made to fit nicely again. Before you donate your favorite clothing because of a little harmless weight gain over the holiday season, consider consulting with a clothing alteration specialist in your area.