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
Racing after two children hasn't helped event planner Krista Njapa, 31, lose the 25 pounds she gained following back-to-back pregnancies. Because she doesn't have time to shop, she tends to "squeeze into my too-small clothes or wade around in too-big clothes. I don't look as put-together as I should." Leggings with a wrap blouse and belt, are great for work.
"Leggings aren't just for weekends, and they always fit,"says Glassman. "Go for thicker stretch fabric with seaming so they look polished, not like pajamas."
The A-line shirt is all about flexibility—worn loose, it's modern and angular; cinched, it shows off Njapa's figure.
Leggings, Adrienne Vittadini Collection. Wrap Blouse, Lafayette 148 New York. Belt, Meredith Wendell. Necklace, Sethi Couture. Bangles, Cole Haan. Shoes, Via Spiga.