10-3-16 THIS WEEK: Proper Garment Fit

October 3, 2016, 6:25 am by MSP


Common sense tells us when something does not fit. We can't button it up! However, there is so more to fit than whether we can or can not button it up. Fit has to do with our clothing's sleeve length, the correct pant length, our jacket's hem length, and so much more (all based on your body's shape).

Why does proper garment fit matter? Shouldn't you just wear whatever you want? Of course you can wear what you want-however, not knowing proper fit means you will draw your body's shape off balance with ackward proportions, look heavier, look sloppy and just appear less than stellar? Why look "less than stellar" when you can shine and look fabulous in proper fitting clothes.

#1 question I'm asked, "What is the real secret to great style?" The answer may suprise you because it's not about having a vast wardrobe of trendy clothes. The way to fabulous style is knowing about garment fit (especially when it pertains to your body's particular shape). 

It might be you are wearing clothes that fit you poorly.

The "secret" to looking great is: proper fit. Find out what it is this week at MSP!


Sassy and stylish. Isn't this how you'd like to be described (regardless of your age, height, size, shape, etc)? It can happen if you check the FIT of your clothes. When your clothes fit you (and in styles that flatter your shape) you look your best--and you'll even appear slimmer and more 'balanced' because your clothes are fitted to your shape. This week learn about correct fit and what to look for.

Alter, alter, alter. Sometimes getting the correct fit requires an alteration--or two. The fact is, some women require more alterations (this is especially true if you are very tall, petite, or your body's shape is very 'specialized'). Failing to get the needed alterations makes you look sloppy --why would you do this when you can look so much better?


Men don't hesitate to have their pants hemmed or sleeves taken up-

Why would you not do the same?


Don't settle. The truth in dressing is: women have been sold a fake bill of goods. We settle for less than good fit because we believe "ready to wear" clothes exist. We believe clothes are ready-to-wear right off the rack-even though we have a long waist (or a short waist or a larger torso...or you fill in the blank)! We end up settling for a less than perfect fit in our clothes.

We "make do" with a waistline too tight or gaping and never feel comfortable in our clothes OR worse, feel there is something wrong with us! These ill-fitting garments makes us feel our body is not quite right--when it's the clothes that are not right!

This week's Personal Profiles will highlight proper garment fit and show you what it looks like. Stop guessing or wondering how something should fit you. See examples of correct fit this week.

Love and value the woman you are today! 

With a Personal Profile-Learn about proper fit & look better than you have in years!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission


This week’s Style Mission: Get in your closet and “mix it up”! There is nothing to buy–just use your creativity to create something 'new' to wear!

This week, set aside15 minutes to mix-up your clothes & accessories. This "mixing up" will help you create new ways to wear the same items.


For example: Try on a jacket you always wear with the same pants, but instead, this time wear it with your printed skirt—then, add a long strand necklace that never gets worn—and voila, a "new" out!

(Try all of your new creations on in front of a full-length mirror...prior to running out the door). I recommend doing this exercise the night before when you set out your clothes for the next day.


With a little clever forethought... you can put together outfits from the clothes already in your closet! 

It only takes a little time and your creativity... (+ jazzy music & a glass of wine might be "helpful" LOL). 

Happy wardrobe creating...

Love, Leslie MSP

What SYSters are Saying

Hi Leslie,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you've taught me.  I've been a subscriber for 6 months and have learned so much.  I just can't believe it.  Everything you said is true. Which by the way, it's very difficult to find a "product" that is worth its value such as yours.  I'm a type A and I was skeptical how much you could help me.  After all I was thin enough to wear pretty much anything I wanted, right?  Well, that's partly true.  I could wear anything but did I feel and look great?  No, I didn't and now I certainly do.

I got my hair cut per your suggestion for a square face and have even changed my hair color to reflect my “new” autumn coloring.  I particularly also love your suggestion of buying the things I love.  I recently came back from a vacation and gained a few pounds.  My first instinct was to grab something baggy but I thought no, MSP says put on something that will make me feel beautiful.

When I feel beautiful I take better care of my self.  I'm back to watching what I am eating and know I would have hated myself for gaining the weight I did (about 7 lbs) but you know I don't feel that way today.  I know that if I continue to take care of myself the extra weight will come off and I can still feel pretty until it does.  

Your system is so much more than looking good on the outside.  It’s about feeling good on the inside.  Something that is finally happening at this age and this weight.  Who would have thought?  You have been so helpful and I am so grateful for everything I have learned.  

Again, I want to express how rare I find a product that is really worth its value.  If anyone out there is debating on whether to use this service, please do it.  I have saved money, feel wonderful, and look beautiful.  I have more than enough clothes to wear and for once feel that I have and am enough. 

Leslie, you're the best.

Love, Joy


"I found my style again!"

Hi Leslie, 
First I would like to thank you for helping me feel stylish again. At 56 I felt I lost it and couldn't find it again!  I didn't want to wear things too young for me. So THANK YOU!!! I don't remember the color list you talked about in this email, and I would love to have it. That would be most helpful! Thanks again, Marilyn