What do you do with your shame clothes?

I have A LOT of clothes that I can't fit into right now. Booo. Particularly jeans, since they don't offer as much give.

I think I'm going to try on everything and put all the stuff I still love but doesn't fit right (or gives me love handles) in a bin under my bed until I lose more weight.

What do you do with your shame clothes that you hope to get back into?
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  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,262 Member
    I got rid of everything, whether too small or too big, and bought everything new.
  • myheartsabattleground
    myheartsabattleground Posts: 2,040 Member
    Give them to your local mom and pop (or church run) thrift shop.
  • holly55555
    holly55555 Posts: 307 Member
    I don't want to get rid of them, a lot of the stuff is expensive and only maybe two sizes too tight. They're just uncomfortable right now so I don't wear them. But I will be able to soon!
  • lishie_rebooted
    lishie_rebooted Posts: 2,973 Member
    I dont call it shame clothes for one.

    Two, I try each item on. Evaluate if itll everfit again - like this pair of pants from high school. If it wont (like those pants because i prefer eating and lifting to starvation) I donate. If it will, I toss it back in the pile to try again later
  • debubbie
    debubbie Posts: 767 Member
    I kept a bunch of my stuff that was a few sizes too small and I have slowly been getting back into it. A lot of it was work clothes that still had the tags on it and I am glad that I kept those! But, I had some stuff that I never seen myself wearing if I did get into that size and went ahead and gave it away to people in need. I have been giving away clothes that have gotten too big for me because I don't want to get back to those sizes ever again!

    You may want to check in monthly on some of those clothes because I didn't and missed the boat on some things because I went down two sizes and had to give away clothes that had become too big for me and they still had the tags on them!
  • MelodyandBarbells
    MelodyandBarbells Posts: 7,725 Member
    I kept them, but a lot either went out of style, just don't fit the same or I didn't like them anymore for whatever reason. Many of them I'm actually wearing now, which somewhat limits shopping - that can be a good thing or a bad thing
  • Tubbs216
    Tubbs216 Posts: 6,597 Member
    I dont call it shame clothes for one.

    Two, I try each item on. Evaluate if itll everfit again - like this pair of pants from high school. If it wont (like those pants because i prefer eating and lifting to starvation) I donate. If it will, I toss it back in the pile to try again later
    Me too. I actually have a pile of jeans sorted in order from smallest on the bottom to largest on the top, so I keep trying on the largest until they fit, incorporate that pair into daily wear, and then start trying on the next smallest. It's quite a scientific process!

    Anything I never liked much anyway, or seriously out of style gets donated.
  • nmmd
    nmmd Posts: 94 Member
    I'd save the pieces I loved! I like to try on cliths are too tight from time to time as motivation! Buying all new cloths is expensive!
  • LAWoman72
    LAWoman72 Posts: 2,846 Member
    edited March 2015
    I don't think of my smaller clothes as shame clothes, it was just a period in my life. And my heavier time was a different period in my life, but it's not like I accomplished more with my life when I was thinner than while I was fatter, so where's the shame? I mean we're just talking body size here.

    During my "fattest" period, I helped my special needs son from being entirely without any form of speech and very limited non-verbal communication to being capable, able to speak and currently at the top of his special needs class, for example. That was literally hours per day of very targeted and very hands-on (by me) therapies. During that time I also gave birth to and took care of another son, and went from having had to leave my job (for my son) to working nearly full-time from home and pulling in a good salary. I also taught myself a new craft, doll painting, and have sold quite a bit of my work; and despite shyness I made good friends, having moved d 2900 miles from my home of 38 years. I was fat during this time, but I was living my life and progressing, so no shame here.

    What I do with my too-big clothes is I give them to the Goodwill. :) Same with most of my too-small clothes, except for a few special pieces, such as my wedding dress. I don't feel ashamed by my small clothes, I just feel the happiness of the memories attached to them.
  • Timorous_Beastie
    Timorous_Beastie Posts: 595 Member
    I keep some special clothes no matter if they'll never, ever fit again. Some might call me a hoarder. Others say I'm the go-to person if they ever need a last minute costume for Halloween or a theme party. :agree:

    I lost weight a few years ago, and kept it off for 3 years. I gained after a triple whammy of depression, injuries and steroids for the injury, but I know I'll be back in my old jeans before too long. I tried them on this morning. I can get them up, but not zipped. Yet.

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  • DressedInDreams
    DressedInDreams Posts: 96 Member
    I downsized to 1 plastic bin full of smaller clothes. (I had way too many and had been dragging them place to place for a few years.) Mostly jeans since I hate buying new ones, and this way I have a few sizes lying around. After I lose a few more pounds I'll start trying them on and adding them to the rotation as someone else said above.
  • azulvioleta6
    azulvioleta6 Posts: 4,196 Member
    A couple of times, I tried on everything and made too big, just right, too small piles. The Goldilocks approach!

    I keep everything that is a size too big and get rid of the rest.

    I don't have a lot of smaller clothes--mostly because I have moved around the world several times and didn't hold on to a lot of stuff. Actually, I think I am now in a size that I've never been in as an adult before, so all of my current clothes are new. No shame!
  • tomatoey
    tomatoey Posts: 5,459 Member
    I got rid of most clothes that I didn't wear, sure that the change was for life. Which was ok until I regained after injury. So I had to get some new stuff again. That's 3-4 entire different wardrobes I've had to buy. Keep your old sh**.
  • Liftng4Lis
    Liftng4Lis Posts: 15,150 Member
    I have no "shame" clothes, but clothes that are no longer size appropriate, are donated.
  • williams969
    williams969 Posts: 2,528 Member
    I'd save the pieces I absolutely love, and realistically will be able to fit into some day (before they go out of fashion). The rest get donated to a charity shop. If your pieces are expensive, maybe consider a consignment/resale shop/ebay/etc.

    In fact, I did exactly that last month. Lots of wonderful, fashionable, wearable pieces (both too big and too small) donated to women in need, while I kept 5 or 6 "must keep forever" pieces.
  • LAWoman72
    LAWoman72 Posts: 2,846 Member
    tomatoey wrote: »
    I got rid of most clothes that I didn't wear, sure that the change was for life. Which was ok until I regained after injury. So I had to get some new stuff again. That's 3-4 entire different wardrobes I've had to buy. Keep your old sh**.

    I wouldn't want to keep all my older clothes even if I did fit into them unless they're very basic, like jeans; because fashions change.

    I find ways to get very inexpensive newer clothes once in a while and rotate out my older clothes even if they still fit.
  • tomatoey
    tomatoey Posts: 5,459 Member
    LAWoman72 wrote: »
    tomatoey wrote: »
    I got rid of most clothes that I didn't wear, sure that the change was for life. Which was ok until I regained after injury. So I had to get some new stuff again. That's 3-4 entire different wardrobes I've had to buy. Keep your old sh**.

    I wouldn't want to keep all my older clothes even if I did fit into them unless they're very basic, like jeans; because fashions change.

    I find ways to get very inexpensive newer clothes once in a while and rotate out my older clothes even if they still fit.

    Fashions do change, true. Most of my stuff wasn't that trendy - skinny jeans and tees, long-sleeved button-ups, sweaters, some jersey dresses, a couple of suits in a fairly classic , tailored cut. Kicking myself!
  • Sweet_Heresy
    Sweet_Heresy Posts: 411 Member
    I don't have a ton of clothes, so most of my too small jeans/shirts get saved cause I should realistically be able to wear them again pretty soon.

    I actually try on the pants every week or 2 to see if they fit better. I think its a great non-scale measure of progress.
  • tomatoey
    tomatoey Posts: 5,459 Member
    edited March 2015
    I'd rather wear nicer classic stuff that might be a couple of seasons out of date than the cheap temporary wardrobe I spent $500-$800 on (even only buying at sales. You need to cover a bunch of situations. Weddings happen, etc.....)
  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,879 Member
    Shame clothes? That just doesn't seem like a very healthy perspective in general...