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lost 14 stone, but have no style

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choochfull Mon 24-Oct-11 21:10:39

Hi, I had a gastric bypass a few years ago after finding i have an insulin problem. To date i have lost 14 stones, which is amazing and i feel like a new person, (still have lots to go), but i feel at a loss as to what to wear.
I feel that for all of the years before i literally only wore what i could get to fit me, so never really had a choice, then as i was loosing weight, i wore clothes that people gave me, because i was in then for such a short time, it didn't make sense to keep buying stuff.
Now, however, i don't even know what i like, what suites me.....or anything really! I have a three year old, and work full time, so don't have much time or cash, so how do i go about finding me ( in a clothes of image sense). I have always been a great lover clothes, trends etc, and think i have good taste in what looks good on other people, but when it comes to myself i have no idea at all.
Any ideas???

cyb Mon 24-Oct-11 21:15:15

Wow! 14 stone...that's a whole person, and more

What size are you now. And shape? And height? And we can begin....

ronx Mon 24-Oct-11 21:15:46

14 stone??? Bloody hell, that's amazing!

twinklespeciallyforlittlegirls Mon 24-Oct-11 21:16:35

What about a session with a personal shopper? Just to try on loads of stuff with an open mind? Or you could order a ton of stuff and try it on at home, take photos and then review them to see what you like best.
A tip is to take things you love but don't think will suit you into the changing rooms - sometimes you will be pleasantly suprised!
Congratulations on the weight loss, hope you enjoy dressing your new figure!

531800000008 Mon 24-Oct-11 21:21:51

JL personal shoppers are FABBY

My Dsis said that Debenhams PSs are pretty good too

madammecholet Mon 24-Oct-11 21:21:59

Thats incredible, well done! same questions as cyb though...whats your size now? best bits? height? shape? etc..

choochfull Mon 24-Oct-11 21:28:56

thanks ladies,
i'm still 20 stone, about a size 22. 5ft 11. so big in all directions. :-), long arms, legs and torso ( i sound like such a freak). with being tall, everyone says i don't look my size, but wear good Gok underwear, but still lumpy and bumpy! Still got a good pair of boobs, Much to my husbands delight!

531800000008 Mon 24-Oct-11 21:32:45

oh crikey, how rude, I didn't say WELL DONE

okay so tall, long legs, good boobs

what colour eyes, hair, skin tone ?

cyb Mon 24-Oct-11 21:36:13

Are you in proportion? it sounds like you are. Was wondering if you woudl be brave enough to wear fitted dress with cardi o'er top and boots

GreyTS Mon 24-Oct-11 21:38:25

Wow well done, that is incredibly impressive! I think that you should definitely treat yourself to a shopping day with a personal shopper, I have heard good things about John Lewis and they have a decent range of brands.

cyb Mon 24-Oct-11 21:39:42

would you wear something like this with long cardi and chunky boots for example?

choochfull Mon 24-Oct-11 21:43:37

i've got blue eyes, bright blonde hair (dyed, easier to control the roots :-)), oliveish skin (italian grandmother).
everything is pretty much in proportion apart from bigger legs, so longish boots wouldn't fit my calves.
I'll have to look into the personal shopper, would love it, but would have to look at prices. It's my 40th in a couple of weeks, so want something nice for the party, have very big arms also, so need to be covered up to prevent knocking people out with bingo wings whilst dancing. !!

Everlong Mon 24-Oct-11 21:44:20

Aw well done, that's some weight loss,

cyb Mon 24-Oct-11 21:50:08

purple party frock plus heels and a pair of fab earrings

choochfull Mon 24-Oct-11 22:02:45

just been looking on debenhams and they do free personal shopper appointments, 90 mins for a special occasion shop, hmmm, might ring up and get some more info

mirpuppet Mon 24-Oct-11 22:19:09

Well done on the weight loss.

Personal shopping at the department stores is generally free. I've done it at John Lewis and Debenhams and absolutely no pressure to buy at either of them. And you can always return if it doesn't suit you when you get home.

madammecholet Mon 24-Oct-11 22:39:36

Try looking at ASOS curve range, really good styles and if you're still losing weight they won't break the bank.. this will be good for your boobs, godet dress or something like this outfit

Rollon2012 Tue 25-Oct-11 00:07:58

wow. amazing loss OP

choochfull Tue 25-Oct-11 20:41:27

wow indeed, i didn't know tht=at they did a huge section, and i can't believe how cheap it is. i can feel a shopping spree coming on. Thanks very much madam. xxxxxxxxx

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