Packing on the pounds can cost you more than just a new wardrobe, according to everydayhealth.com.

Here’s a risk that increases along with your skirt size:

 

High blood pressure: Carrying too much weight around your middle can put you at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches; men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches.