If your waiting for the pounds to melt off you'll be waiting a long time. Replace the beer with lettuce, rice cakes and water. Ummm Yummy! Or better yet . try a low carb diet In the meantime there are indeed some nice fashionable outfits you can wear besides sweats. When you're round, think long and flowing, as in long jackets or sweaters. There are also some nice one piece blouse and thin jacket combos that'll make you seem to glide as you walk
Also you could try a corset or laced waist cincher for girls with up to 40 inch waists. Don't cinch too tight at first or you will literally take your breath away.
Another way to compliment your look is to balance your shoulders and hip size. Check out Classic Curves Web site for help in doing this. http://www.clcrv.com/
Dear Miss Laura, I've been Crossdressing for a long time and while I can get my face and hair to look great my body is rounded out instead of shaped like an hourglass. This is probably due to the rather large amount of beer that I've consumed in the past. I'm Planning on losing wait sometime.