It’s important to remember that clothes aren’t supposed to pile up in your closet collecting dust, waiting for you to fit into them. Clothes are supposed to be worn. Of course, everyone has that special occasion outfit that may not get much wear. Even if that’s the case, should an event call for that outfit tomorrow, it should fit appropriately and you should be able to wear it. This is something you should remind yourself of every time you go shopping. If it can’t be worn now, do you even know if you’ll ever be able to wear it? If you never can, how will you feel about yourself? Angry, disappointed, frustrated? Probably all three and more.
Goal shopping is just another way that we let society tell us that we need to change to fit into not just the size of something, but the world around us. The thing is, we don’t need to change. If the clothes don’t fit, don’t buy them. We should never alter our bodies for a dress or any article of clothing, no matter how beautiful it might be.