But 11 years on and the executive assistant is healthier than ever, having shed an incredible 10st 5lbs and dropping six dress sizes in the process. At first, the year-old said that she found it "incredibly difficult" to lose weight because she didn't have a clue about health and fitness. For years, she'd tried all kinds of diets and exercise regimes but she'd never really managed to slim down.
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My husband was an obese child. His mother maintains that his eating habits were exactly the same as his 3 younger brothers, yet he was the only one that was overweight. Our daughter, now 14, is treading an eerily similar genetic path.
Some overweight kids and teens tend to dress in baggy clothing in an attempt to hide their extra weight. Unfortunately, very loose clothing tends to make one look not only sloppy, but even heavier. Others may try to dress in the same clothing styles and sizes as when they were at a lower weight.
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Whether your style tastes run classic or trendy, there are lots of options both online and in brick-and-mortar stores for plus size teens. From flattering dresses to comfortable leggings and cute tops, you can find the clothing you want in the right sizes and styles. Buying online makes shopping a breeze, and many online plus retailers that carry plus size teen fashions today have customer-friendly return policies that make it easy to return clothing items you don't like or that don't fit quite right.
Being overweight doesn't mean you can't look fabulous! There are plenty of plus-size people who dress very well. All it takes is a little know-how, the right wardrobe pieces, and a healthy dose of confidence.
Learning to dress for your body type is an important skill to develop. Even if you are overweight, this is possible to do. For example, avoid oversized garments and tent dress that only make you look bigger. Instead, wear nice-fitting boot cut jeans or pencil skirts, which both make your hips and thighs look more proportionate.