Man or Woman – large or small – Get your business suits, jackets, pants and skirts tailored. There are very few people who can buy a suit or dress off the rack and have it fit perfectly. Every “body” is different. I have seen expensive suits look really cheap because the suit fit like a sack of potatoes. Even a more inexpensive suit can look like a million bucks if it is tailored to fit your body. Even if you have lost a lot of weight – don’t be hasty by giving the suit away. Instead, have it tailored and take out the size tag so it doesn’t remind you of your previous size.
We now have a much more casual work environment, but even button-up shirts and jackets should fit properly. Also, if you have lost a lot of weight, you look even thinner when your clothes fit properly rather than when you wear those jeans or jacket that are hanging on you. Look like you walked off a runway rather than a homeless shelter – which brings me to another point. Even if you find a suit at Goodwill or a 2nd hand store, find someone you trust to get the suit to fit properly.
Below are two articles about the how and why of tailored suits. I look forward to you sharing your ideas on this topic!