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I'm scheduled for VSG next week and I'm trying to figure out how to prepare for what to wear after surgery. When I first saw a weight loss doctor on 2/5 of this year, I was 247. As of today, I'm 225, but all my clothes still fit - albeit a little loose. With quick, major weight loss expected, plus the change of seasons coming up, I don't know how to prepare wardrobe-wise. Any tips? I haven't worn anything smaller than an XXL (sometimes XL if it runs big) in years, so I have no clue what to buy!

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I've worn leggings and long shirts and maxi dresses. But I work remote most days, so I don't have a need for office wear yet.

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I wore a lot of leggings, jeggings, open cardigans and tunic type tops since there is a lot of stretch so they look good for a bit longer while you are in the losing mode.

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Stretch your wardrobe as much as possible, b/c you will be dropping sizes like crazy. I'm working from home, which has helped, as I wear a lot of leggings and t-shirts. I did invest in a new bra when my old bras became ridiculous. Try thrift stores for a few staple pieces too!

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I never got rid of my old clothes so I just took them down from the high shelf every few weeks (I did buy some clothes at around 2 months post op, but quickly realized that it was not worth it as I outgrew/outshrunk them in a couple weeks).

Only when I ran out of my old "fat clothes" did I start buying new stuff (but now alot of those clothes are too big 🙄 )

Belts are your friend. As are hand-me-downs, lol.

P.S. But I get the allure of getting a new outfit. So I say its totally fine to splurge on something that makes you feel fabulous (even if you only get to wear it for a couple weeks).

Good Luck!

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the above posters are right - you're going to blowing through sizes pretty quickly, so don't get anything really form-fitting - at least not now. And get things second hand if you can. I got most of my clothes at places like Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul. If I could only wear something for a month, it wasn't the end of the world if I only paid like $3 for it...

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I’m one year out from my surgery and still hate spending money on clothes but the weight loss has slowed considerably now. I’m hoping for another 30lbs loss but if I stay where I am now I’m okay. Once I hit a few months at a consistent weight I’ll probably take a friend and do a major closet makeover. The one good thing about this pandemic is that it allows me to live in sweats or leggings and T-shirts and not having to focus on business casual that would typically be required for my job.

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Don't go out buying a whole new wardrobe yet because you'll blow through the sizes fast. I even SKIPPED sizes! I somehow went from a 32 in pants to a 26 in pants to a 22 in pants to an 18 in pants. In shirts I was a 6xl then a 4xl then a 1xl and now I wear an xl or 0xl. Buy clothes off the clearance rack until your weight loss slows or it'll just be a waste of money. I'm lucky in that most of my clothes are from family members.

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I too after having RNY found myself buying quite often so I took my favorite clothing to a seamstress and had them taken up, funny thing I took a few skirts to her and only two weeks later could not fit what she had taken up and she was kind enough not to charge me to alter them again! I am currently 9 mths out and refuse to buy any thing. I too work remotely and work in sweat pants or pj's most of the time! My other clothes I gave them away and they were donated to women being released from jail/prison to have decent clothing for interviews.

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