Woman Doesn’t Want to Sell Her Small-Sized Clothes to Friend, Says She Will Look ‘Ridiculous’

We often find ourselves in situations where we must choose between being honest and potentially hurting someone’s feelings.

Two best friends face their journey of weight gain, self-acceptance, and the importance of wearing the right clothing size, learning about the challenges of addressing sensitive topics with close friends, and the significance of self-awareness.

A Friendship Like No Other

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Two best friends, both in their mid-20s, shared a bond like no other. Their friendship was the epitome of closeness, from napping to sharing clothes.

Both were petite, standing a little over 5 feet tall and initially weighed around 125 pounds.

Their shared love for fashion saw them donning skimpy outfits and enjoying the nightlife.

Changing Together

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Fast forward a few months, and both friends began to notice a rapid weight gain. While the reasons remained unknown, they now weighed around 160 pounds.

One gracefully transitioned into wearing larger clothes, accepting the change, and feeling comfortable in her new attire. However, her friend struggled with this new reality.

Denial or Desire?

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Despite the weight gain, the second friend clung to her smaller outfits. From bras that wouldn’t fasten to tight-fitting dresses, her denial about her new size was apparent. This denial peaked when she wore a size-small cocktail dress to a children’s football game, drawing attention for all the wrong reasons.

Her friend, concerned about the continuous wardrobe malfunctions and the potential embarrassment, decided to address the issue.

“I told her no! That she would look ridiculous! And she says I’m being mean… I told her that mean and realistic are not the same. She disagrees and is mad at me.”

The Importance of Fit

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Many people voiced their opinions on the matter. One commenter, identifying as a person with a larger body, emphasized that suggesting someone wear clothes that fit them isn’t fat-shaming.

This perspective underscores the importance of comfort and the potential harm of squeezing into ill-fitting attire.

Friends & Honesty

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Someone highlighted the role of friends in providing honest feedback. They noted that true friends should be able to offer constructive criticism without causing undue hurt, as their primary goal is to help, not enable.

The Significance of Proper Fit In Fashion

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Clothing is more than just fabric; it’s an investment in one’s presentation.

The fit of your clothes plays a pivotal role in how you’re perceived. Clothes are designed for an average form, but only some genuinely fit that ideal average. This mismatch between actual body sizes and clothing sizes often leads to dissatisfaction.

A survey by SizeUSA revealed a significant disparity between actual American sizes and the sizes we find in stores. This mismatch is evident when trying to fit a “rectangular” body into an “hourglass-shaped” garment, which feels like forcing a square peg into a round hole.

Common Fit Issues

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Off-the-rack clothes often come with a host of fit issues:

  • Sleeves that are too long make one appear juvenile.
  • Waistbands that are either too tight or too loose, compromising comfort and aesthetics.
  • Bust areas that don’t accommodate varying sizes lead to discomfort for many women.
  • Shirt buttons that gape, indicating a size too small.

The Confidence of Proper Fit

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Clothes that are too large can make one appear sloppy, older, and even larger than they are, hiding one’s best features. On the other hand, clothes that are too tight can highlight every flaw.

Properly fitting clothes make one look more refined and instill confidence.

Tailoring: The Solution to Fit Woes

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Tailoring ensures that garments accentuate one’s best features. It’s not about spending exorbitantly on designer wear but about making sure that what you wear fits you perfectly. Tailored clothes stand the test of time, enduring changing fashion trends. They wear out less quickly and make one appear more put-together.

Addressing sensitive topics, especially with close friends, is never easy. While honesty is crucial, it’s equally important to approach such discussions with empathy and understanding.

Self-awareness and acceptance play a significant role in our well-being; sometimes, a gentle nudge from a loved one can make all the difference.

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“I Am in Dress Code… but Men Keep Looking” Costco Employee Body Shamed in Workplace

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In recent times, social media platforms have become a space for employees to share their workplace experiences, both positive and negative. While some highlight the perks of their jobs, others use the platform to voice their grievances with superiors and colleagues.

A concerning trend is employees documenting their encounters with HR over their clothing choices. One such incident involves a Costco employee who faced criticism not for her attire but for how her body looked.


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This article was produced and syndicated by Viral Chatter. It was inspired by this Reddit thread.

Martha A. Lavallie
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Martha is a journalist with close to a decade of experience in uncovering and reporting on the most compelling stories of our time. Passionate about staying ahead of the curve, she specializes in shedding light on trending topics and captivating global narratives. Her insightful articles have garnered acclaim, making her a trusted voice in today's dynamic media landscape.