Awhile ago, I stopped caring about fashion because I didn't respect my fat body. I didn't think my body deserved the designer duds or accessories my size 10 body used to wear. I work as a management consultant so I needed professional clothes but what I did was wear the same black, stretchy clothes over and over and over. Prior to my surgery I was filled with years of self loathing about my fat/body.
Surgery has helped me realize that I need to honor my body and take care of it and myself. And that regardless of my weight, I need to present myself with confidence and pride. I've been accessorizing, wearing more makeup. Taking more time to do my hair. Today I went to Talbots and picked out several size 18 clothes, XL clothes. Before surgery I was tightly in 20 bottoms.
The on the left is a thick cotton with pleats on the side and a grosgrain belt. The skirt on the right is brown silk. Both skirts are lined and size 18W. The tops are both XL knits with ties.