"I have very little closet space, yet refuse to get rid of clothes I bought years ago and have never worn. Two examples are the aqua sequined skirt and the black and white polka dot dress. The skirt I was going to wear on New Year's Eve a few years ago. I never found the right top for it, but I won't get rid of it, because it's fabulous. The dress I bought after losing 25 pounds. It was a little tight, but I figured it would be perfect in another 10 pounds. That was three years ago, and so it stays in the closet, mocking me, every time I open the door."
—Estela Cabrero Kallweit, Tampa, FL
Shopping Words of Wisdom "When a woman sees a garment that fits her dream image, she often buys it with the intention of shaping up enough to wear it, having that dream date, being invited to that dream event, etc.," explains Beverly Solomon, former account executive in sales and marketing for Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon, and Ralph Lauren. Unfortunately, adds Solomon, changing her weight, physical condition, attitude or lifestyle is easier said than done, and bad purchasing decisions can sabotage those efforts. There's nothing more discouraging than an ill-fitting garment.