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New, struggling with finding clothes after losing weight

bota

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Overhauled the original post. Felt really directionless bloated and all around vague. Sorry about that.

Hi all, hope you all are having a good day so far. New here and pretty clueless about clothes and could really use some help.

- shorter version hopefully -

Spent most of my life being unhealthy with what I ate. Finally decided to say goodbye to a third of my body and am down to under 190 lbs. Discovered under that third of me that's now gone is a fairly broad looking set of hips that almost give me more of a womanly silhouette downstairs. Thankfully my chest and shoulders are also naturally a bit broad so they help a bit, but still struggling to figure out what kind of clothes, particularly pants/trousers/etc I should be getting now that won't exaggerate that wider lower half.

So thinking about it today, I was wondering about something along the lines of maybe a peacoat over a cardigan or sweater with navy jeans, a wool cap, and maybe a scarf. I'm not sure if that peacoat would exaggerate the hip problem though. I'd also like to be able to have the coat open when it's warmer so maybe a peacoat is the wrong way to go? Feel like maybe black jeans or chinos would be more slimming too but worried about looking too formal. Not sure.

Oops ended up being longer than I meant again. Sorry.
 
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Darker colors for pants and jeans, although black is not recommended. They should not be tapered and probably should fit a little loose.

A peacoat likely would emphasize the hips, because it ends at about hip level. Something longer would be better.

Avoid high contrast in color between the halves of the body.
 

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Check out the Gentlemen's gazette. Sven is built similarly to your description. He does very well at making his odd shaped body look good.
 

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