How to Buy Clothes After Lap-Band
Losing weight is indeed a huge accomplishment. You will immediately start losing weight after your Lap-Band surgery, which may be recommended for patients who are obese. Some people even lose weight quickly for the first few months, and then they continue to shed pounds slowly over the years. Your body will keep changing in size, which is why it is smart to have a strategy for buying new clothes.
Find Out Your New Body Type
Before you head out and shop for clothes, you need to know first what your body type is. Use a tape measure to find out by measuring your bust, shoulders, hips, and waistline. Get the difference between the numbers to determine your current body shape. The good news is that whatever your body type is, you will find a style that will flatter your new figure.
Buy for Your Size Now
Most people make the mistake of buying for the long-term. Your body will be in constant change until you complete your goal. Therefore, you should not buy clothes for the body size you hope to achieve someday. Be sure to pick the ones that will make you feel comfortable and confident while complementing your current BMI and shape. Some pieces are flexible and can match your body even as it goes through changes. An example is an elastic wrap dress that has a waist that allows you to tie it yourself. Another is a tunic cinched with a belt on top of leggings. These pieces are adjustable, while you feel fantastic even as your body transforms.
One more reason why you should buy for your current size is that it helps you avoid overspending. You do not want to spend too much on items you probably would not even wear. It is a common case for those who have undergone a bariatric surgery to be tempted to get into a shopping frenzy.
A new weight loss wardrobe does sound thrilling, but there is a huge chance that the clothes you buy may not even fit in a few months’ time. You can experiment though, such as new styles that you have not tried before the surgery. However, it is recommended that you take some time to search for sales, discounts, and good bargains at department stores or online shops.