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I am sure many of you have had this same situation, regardless of weight. I was trying on a really cute shirt and took my typical size in that store back to the dressing room. It looked *perfect* on, but just felt too tight through the shoulders and back. When i went up a size, it felt good but looked like I was swimming in the shirt. (I am going to ask you guys to trust me and realize that I do know what looks good and what is so tight it would make me look like a hussy).

So what would you do? Would you buy the one that looked good but felt a little tight? Or would you buy the one that felt good but looked too big? I'll tell you what I did when I get some feedback.


Thu. Jul 13, 10:40am

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Sorry - OP again. Or the last option would be just not buying the shirt anyway. But let's say that's not an option. Make up your reason why.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 10:42 AM

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I'm sure this is not the answer you're looking for (you probably want a yes or no type of answer), but if it were me, it would matter what the shirt was going to used for. If I was wearing it at work, I would go the more conservative route and purchase the larger one, however, if it was to wear with blue jeans and just hanging out, I'd purchase the smaller one. In addition, I'm often uncomfortable in too tight a shirt, so I'd have to take that into consideration also, would I even wear it, if it was toooooo tight.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 10:53 AM

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Get it tailored?

Only if it's worth it. I think it's useless to compromise on the fit of clothing. I'd probably buy the one that felt a bit tight if I knew I were going to lose a bit more weight. If it's a fabulous, high-quality designer, I'd buy the larger one and have it tailored.

Wearing clothes that are too big just looks sloppy. You are here working hard on improving yourself and you deserve to look good.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 11:00 AM

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can you toss the shirt in the wash? if so, i would buy the larger one and then wash it in hot water to shrink it a little bit.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 11:33 AM

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I agree that wearing clothes too big looks sloppy - however wearing clothes too tight looks trashy ;-) Thus I agree with the tailoring suggestion (since not buying it isn't an option - I must make the assumption that it's worth it). Tailored clothes will rock your world if you ever start down that road. Clothes off the rack are simply not going to fit every body type out there and tailoring will give your wardrobe a subtle sophisticated edge. There is nothing that boosts your confidence more than knowing your clothing fits perfectly. I am spoiled by having acess to a wonderful tailor and would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, 11:43 AM

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