Congratulations to you and your new body! Whether you’ve lost weight with gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or on your own, you are on the way to wearing the clothes you’ve always wanted. In other words, “clothing freedom.”

Instead of spending money on a new wardrobe after bariatric surgery, here are the best tips and online stores to revamp your closet while transitioning towards a slimmer, healthier body.

Why you shouldn’t buy new clothes immediately

A typical bariatric patient loses around 3 to 5 pounds per week during the first six months and about 2 to 3 per week during the next six months. The weight loss continues for at least the first two years. Men tend to lose weight at a faster pace in comparison to women.

The average weight loss is 5 to 15 pounds per week during the first month after bariatric surgery.

That is why before splurging on a fresh wardrobe, consider more affordable options – renting, swapping, or exchanging.

What should I wear during my transition phase?

Clothing exchanges are an excellent opportunity to swap older clothes for new ones as you lose weight. Mexico bariatric center‘s Facebook community is an excellent source for aftercare support.

Renting clothes is the perfect solution because you can style yourself with variety at a fraction of the cost. You just return to the clothes when you are done, and there is no long-term commitment or having to worry about the hassle that comes with reselling clothes.

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Rent the Runway

Want to try on 4 different outfits? Choose your favorite styles to rent from Rent the Runway’s collection. A cocktail dress, a stylish jumpsuit, or anything else you can imagine! This is the perfect subscription for bariatric patients because you can wear the items as long as you want and return them when you’re ready. Swap and repeat! Let them know which items you wish to return, and choose something new instantly.

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Amazon Try Before You Buy (TBYB) – for Prime members only

Stay in front of fashion-forward trends and make sure that you always look amazing. Choose up to 6 items and try them on for 7 days. Only pay for what you keep, with free and easy returns. There is no need to worry about paying a lot of money for something you don’t even end up liking.

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Gwynnie Bee

You can explore top brands and curated collections online, then add styles to your closet. As another affordable subscription service, members can receive the latest trends at their door and wear them as often as they like. Every week, new styles are released to help express your fashion personality. Plus, there is always free shipping.

Take in your favorite pieces!

By having a tailor alter your clothes to a smaller size, you’re able to preserve your investment in clothes that no longer fit you. Instead of purchasing new clothes, you can use the old ones and have them altered. This is an excellent option if you want to save money on new clothes or if you simply have too many items of clothing in your wardrobe.

When should I start buying new clothes?

After 6 to 12 months, you can start shopping for new clothes and getting used to your transitioning body. Your image has been transformed by surgery, and you are looking forward to having some fun with it!

Choose adaptive easy-dressing designs when looking for new apparel.

The most important thing is to stay strong! Dress as the gorgeous, confident person you are—you deserve to treat yourself. The new you is starting to show. Even if you want to drop a few more pounds, dress for success and your new body.