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When you’re on your weight loss journey, it can sometimes take a while to catch up mentally and emotionally with the new slimmer you. That can include holding onto clothes you’ve slimmed out of, even though you know you don’t need them any more.

With lots of us in spring-clean mode, now is the perfect time to celebrate your weight loss by rummaging through your wardrobes and drawers and clearing out all the clothes that no longer fit you.

It might sound like a small thing, but it can have a powerful psychological impact – boosting your self-confidence and helping you embrace your new slimmer self. Plus, you can donate your too-big clothes through our Big Slimming World Clothes Throw, which supports Cancer Research UK and Irish Cancer Society, and has so far raised millions for life-saving research.

Whether you’re a few months into your weight loss journey or you’re celebrating reaching your target weight, say goodbye to your old clothes and hello to the new you! These Slimming World members did just that, and they feel amazing for it.

Clear out your clothing clutter

After losing 4st 7lbs and slimming out of her favourite top, Jess was over the moon to slip into a replacement that’s six sizes smaller than the original.

Jess - Old clothes swap - Slimming World Blog

She says: “I loved this top. I got it in a size 22 and I wore it A LOT. When I saw someone selling the same one in a size 10, I thought I’d get it to work towards. I tried it on and it already fit! It’s a long journey, but it’s so worth it. Today I’m being my own cheerleader.”

Slimming World Consultant Laura had zero confidence, and now she’s helping others to lose weight in her own Slimming World group.

Slimming World member Laura Allen before and after photos

She says: “I used to dread shopping trips and nights out. After losing more than 9st, I love experimenting with trendy styles and bright colours.”

Read Laura’s weight loss success story here

Slimming World Online member Peter was thrilled to drop three coat sizes after just 12 weeks of Food Optimising…

Old clothes swap - Slimming World Blog

He says: “My top tip is to get clothes in your new sizes from charity shops so that you can see your progress. Then you can treat yourself to more expensive clothes when you reach your target weight.”

Chelsea celebrated losing 5st 6lbs by swapping her favourite jeans for a brand-new pair six sizes smaller.

Chelsea - Old clothes swap - Slimming World Blog

She says: “Since losing weight, I’ve gained confidence. One thing that spurs you on is everyone paying you compliments, which I’m grateful for. Especially from my partner and family ❤️.”

Are you ready for a clothing clear-out? Bring your unwanted clothes to your local Slimming World group during our Clothes Throw event (14th – 27th April) to raise money for research into cancer – and for the chance to win an amazing prize! 

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