What do Clothes Weigh? The Truth is, not as much as you think!

Did you ever go to your doctor’s office and have to weigh yourself in the hallway?  Or even inside the room, but you still have your clothes on? And inside your head, you are thinking, “But what do my clothes weigh?  How accurate is this weight?  I’ll bet I can deduct a LOT for all these clothes!”  In fact, I have been asked about clothes weight by some of my weight loss clients.

I was curious, so I started weighing clothes to see if it really made a big difference.

My jeans weighed 1.3 pounds.  (I would have thought way more!)  My husband’s worn jeans weighed 2 pounds, newer, 2.5.

His dress shoes, casual shoes and cross trainers each weighed 2 pounds. A pair of my high-heeled shoes and sandals weighed .8 lbs. I did not bother weighing my running shoes because they are very light and I would probably never weigh myself with them on.  (Of course, don’t we all take  our shoes off to weigh in?)

Blue jean jackets in the house ranged from 2.5 pounds to 3.4.

Cotton shorts and tee shirt together, ranged from 1 to 4 pounds.

Underwear did not even show up—sorry, no deductions there!

Dress suits ranged from 2 to 4 pounds. Dresses .5-1 pound.

Dockers and other casual men’s pants .8 pounds.  My dress pants, .8 and .9 lbs.

Sweatshirts, sweaters, and other hoodies ranged from .6 pounds to 3.8

I would have assumed all of these items weighed more than they did.  Of course, fabric differences and sizes would make a difference.  You may want to check your own clothes if you are really curious.  Or you could just weigh yourself in the privacy of your home, and not pay attention to any other scales!

4 Responses to “What do Clothes Weigh? The Truth is, not as much as you think!”

  1. 1 krynn March 19, 2012 at 3:35 am

    I get weighed in the supermarket so have to weigh fully dressed. I weighed the other day at 16st 9lbs not including shoes (which are quite light anyway). Taking that into account the weight of my clothes I weigh less than I thought. Nearly 3lb’s less 🙂 which is really great

  2. 2 http://yahoo.com February 9, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Just what really inspired u to compose “What do Clothes
    Weigh? The Truth is, not as much as you think!
    Diana Fletcher”? I personallytruly adored the post! Thank you -Charley

  3. 3 alex February 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I wore 2 hoodies, my trainers, newish mens jeans, a shirt, another shirt with my keys and my change in my pocket. Also ate before hand. Your post helped me realize the 10 lbs extra and that I weighed what I normally do on my home scale XD thanks.

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