Clothes feature in a number of my 31 items not to buy. This is because, like many women, I have a wardrobe full of clothes but can never find a thing to wear! Well, OK, I can ALWAYS find a pair of black trousers. I am very comfortable wearing trousers, and black trousers appear to be the most readily available in most shops - recent attempts to find some "anything-but-black" trousers have not been very successful. The shops that sell slightly more trendy clothes (including interesting coloured trousers), insist that trousers are made with a waist that is about 3 inches below where normal people have their waist. I would not exactly describe myself as large (following my successful attempts that have been previously blogged, to get rid of a little over a stone) - I now take a size 8-10 in trousers, so, in theory, shouldn't look too bad in most trousers - however, as soon as I pull on a pair of trousers with a zip that is only 2 inches long, a huge mound of flesh pours over the top of the trousers in a most unattractive way. I don't know where it comes from - when I zip myself into a tight pair of size 8 skinny jeans, it seems to disperse quite nicely, but not so when there is nothing there to hold it all in.
I would really love to wear something other than black trousers (a nice dress perhaps?), but can't break out of it. I really mustn't buy any more for a VERY long time!