If you have fluctuating weight then you know on any given day, only a portion of your wardrobe is available to you. Maybe you don’t even organize your closet the way most people do, by say, color, season or formality, but rather by size. The left side is size four, the center is size six and the right side is size eight. Planning outfits for travel is a nightmare because you need a few options in each size, for each event—between the hiking and the brunch and the theater—just in case you get some mid-trip fluctuations. If you do have severely fluctuating weight, you can steer your wardrobe more towards your needs, and save yourself a lot of money if you just stop purchasing certain unforgiving items. Here are clothes you shouldn’t buy if you have fluctuating weight. (Well, you can, but you may only get to wear them once a year).
Even though vintage denim is all the rage right now, from high-rise Levis to no-name jeans you find in thrift stores, the problem with vintage denim is it tends to be all-denim. In other words, it has no spandex or stretchy fabric blended with the denim. Denim doesn’t give, at all. Furthermore, if you try to squeeze into all-denim jeans, you can permanently stretch them out because they don’t retract like those with stretchy fabric blended in.