ok - so I'm overweight - but I'm working on it...
but I need some fashion help.
Up until I was in my mid-late 40's, I wore a size 7 - sometimes a 5 - but never more than a 7 (I'm 55 now)
Then I went thru menopause & during that time was diganosed with a heart defect & hip problems.....summing all up - all came together to help me to gain weight.
I hit my peak @ 198 lbs (am 5'5") - which is when I said no more....I'm now about 180 & it's slowing coming off.
Most of the problem is in the waist I no longer have. yes - the butt & breasts are bigger, but most of it is in the gut.
I work from home - so my wardrobe has become "home" clothes - jeans, shorts, sweats, etc. I specifically haven't shopped for nice stuff because I AM LOSING THIS WEIGHT.
However, I'm now in the position that I have to find a nice dress - have a funeral & a function to attend in a couple of days (hopefully use the same dress for both).
But having real issues with the styles for a size 16W.
Empire waist - makes me look pregnant - which I don't think I can pull off at my age.
Belted dress - the buckle ends up parallel to my breasts - since I have no waist.
A-shape just makes me look like a tank.
What is it that I'm not finding?
I spent 3 hours in a store yesterday - tried on I don't know how many outfits & didn't buy one.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I can't lose this belly in the next 2 days - but I really don't want to look like a frump either.