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Weight Gain and Loss: Causes And What To Do About It

How To Obtain Clothes On A Limited Budget

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If you need new wardrobe items due to a change in weight (gain or loss) and finance is a consideration, think about the following:

  • Consider borrowing clothes from a friend or friends who are close to your new size. As we know, most of us have clothing items hanging in our closets that we have not worn for a long time.
  • Do some shopping in a secondhand or vintage clothing shop. These days many thrift shops have a nice selection of gently used clothing at great prices. If the shop is owned or run by a charity, you will also be helping the organization. Does the thought of sharing someone else's clothes seem strange? Isn't it what you do when you wear a hotel bathrobe or a cloth dressing gown at the doctor's office?
  • Rent clothes. Type "clothing rental" or the type of clothing you want to rent plus the word "rental" into your favorite search engine or engines. Rentals are not just limited to tuxedoes and wedding gowns. Examples on online rental clothing sites are offsite link;; offsite link offsite link
  • Contact a local religious organization for clothing donations.
  • Contact your local disease specific nonprofit organization for advice. 

NOTE: You can find tips for clothing-specific needs based on treatments and cancer type at:  offsite linkor call: 800.799.6790.

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