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05-06-2006, 04:40 PM
I was wondering. Has anyone changed the way they are dressing after being raw? and if yes...how has it changed and why? :)
05-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Well, sort of. When I'm really depressed I tend to dress in jeans and a sweatshirt every single day, I don't even care if it's a little dirty (gross I know). Also, I never wore a LOT of makeup but I used to wear a bit more than I do now. Now I usually go for a natural look. Also, since going raw I've finally felt a lift in my depression (after two years of being depressed) and I've started to wear clothes I like again. I don't have that many to chose from...but I definately have my own style. I tend to like things that remind me of the ocean...I've always felt really connected with the ocean expecially when I was really little. I also like things that remind me of nature and once in a while things that are a bit medieaval-ish (I know I spelled that wrong)/gothic princessy. lol, but I don't purposely go for a gothy look, I just wear whatever appeals to me. sometimes I look like a mermaid with legs (lol), sometimes a faery, sometimes a bit gothy, I guess it all depends on my mood. I think the reason is that now that I'm not nearly as depressed I enjoy expressing myself and I feel better about who I am...
good question by the way :) I'm interested to see what people say.
And also, can you answer your own question?
05-06-2006, 07:52 PM
Thanks for answering LF. Yes, I have changed a bit. I sort of used to hide. The more layers the better. Even when it was hot out. :rolleyes: Now I wear stuff that fits. And even though I'm no wear near what my ideal weight should be...I'm comfortable with my body. I know I'm eating healthy...the weight is slowly coming off and I feel comfortable with myself. (Most of the time. :p ) Clothing has become fun again. ;) And yes, like you, an expression of what I'm feeling...and I'm feeling good...so...there you go. :D
05-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Great question...LOL. My answer is yes and no all my old clothes are now too big but I have to wear them because I can't afford to by a new wardrobe... :D
05-06-2006, 10:41 PM
Yes. After 6+ years of depression it seems to be finally lifting from raw (or at least, it helps A LOT). When depressed I'm constantly in "floppy" workout type pants and a hoodie. Even as school...Now I'm not :)
05-06-2006, 10:54 PM
Well, I lost 30 pounds and now I am size 4 or 6 instead of 10, so I can wear anything I like. I know clothes are expensive, but I get most of them in garage sales(I live in a nice area, so there are nice.) It saved me money as I went from size to size every several weeks.
But since I do not wear a bra anymore(it increases breat cancer risk a lot by compressing the lympnoids), except for workout and some dressy situations. Other times I always do layers - light ones in summer(Like tank top and unbuttoned thin short sleeved shirt on top to take attention of the chest.) That bothers me, but what can you do. As for the parties, I dress up to show off my new raw figure!
05-06-2006, 11:01 PM
During my depression, I wore practically the same workout clothes day after day! Since coming out of depression, I have more of a desire for free flowing cuts and styling. I use to be hard core for tailored fit pieces but now I am more attracted to fluid pieces.
Speaking of clothes, I just bought a really thin silk Eileen Fisher flounce jacket that is exactly what I feel since maintaining raw. Not much into the heavier fabrics anymore,,,,,OMG, my collection of wool sweaters is ridiculous and gonna have to find a new home. :p
Light and Airy ;)
05-07-2006, 12:42 AM
It's so great to hear so many people recovered from depression! I'm still struggling with it. But I tend to dress nice regardless just because it's one thing I can control. Though I'm home most of the time now, so I don't bother much with it here-I still probably wear nicer stuff than most would. I think my style will definitely change more when I'm happy. I look forward to it as clothes can be fun.
05-07-2006, 12:49 PM
I've definately changed. I used to wear a lot of synthetics and honestly clothes that weren't me but I got at a great deal. Kind of like SAD food in general huh? Since going 100% I wear things that are usually natural light, comfortable, and tossed out all the shoes that made my feet hurt. anything that didn't make me smile? Gone. Anything too big? Gone. Anything too small? Still around! I seriously will fit into them soon! I've lost over 25 pounds since going raw and dropped from a 12 in denial to a 6! 8 for comfort though, I like my clothing not being tight. ^_^
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