What to Wear When You've Gained or Lost Weight
A few pounds up? A few pounds down? See how five women define their look—no matter what the scale says.
By Lambeth Hochwald
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the July 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
"As I've gotten older, my weight has varied a lot," says Suzanne van der Wilden, 49, a real estate agent who, in addition to contending with the effects of age, has an autoimmune disorder that can sap her energy. As a result, she can flip-flop between a size 12 and a size 8.
This blue blazer is a dependable year-round classic, ideal for defining the waist without clinging to it.
Glassman pairs it with a slightly billowy shell and dark-wash jeans that contain extra stretch to accommodate weight changes. He suggests leaving the shell untucked when you're up a few pounds, and tucking it in when you're down.
Blazer, Theory. Shirt, Rachel Rachel Roy. Jeans, NYDJ. Earrings, Kanupriya. Necklace, Janis Provisor Jewelry. Shoes, Brian Atwood.