4-3-17 THIS WEEK: Swimsuits 2017

April 3, 2017, 4:51 pm by MSP


It is that time of year...again. It's time to think about swimwear.  What will you be wearing this season? Will you be needing a new swimsuit? Or, perhaps you are wondering if the one you have right now is good for your body type-or not?  

The time is now! Shop early while the selection of swimwear is strong, and the sales are just starting. Take full advantage of shopping early so that you have lots of options and choose your best suit ever!

Get ready to make a splash! This week's article is all about finding your best swimsuit based on your needs. 

Let MissusSmartyPants help you select YOUR best swimsuit style based on your body type. You will also want to know the latest trends and colors while shopping for your body specific suit--before you hit the sales racks (and dressing rooms).

This week it's "Swimwear 2017"... Your complete fit guide to swimwear for this season. 

Choose your best suit by using MSP's "Swimwear 2017" guide. There are lots of "hot" trends to try like "high-waisted" styles that are quite flattering for so many women. There are also suits with sheer fabrics mixed with fun cut-outs, and so much more!


This retro silhouette (below) is a trend-setter for this season!

The high-waist style is quite flattering on many body types...


Swimsuits are expensive-don't guess! When it comes to swimwear...a gal's got to know her best swimsuit styles in order to get the best one she deserves. As always, MSP has you covered...before the season starts! 

Get ready to enjoy summer fun (before the season starts) by getting your best swimsuit based on your needs~now!


Order your Personal Profile today & get this week's article "Swimwear 2017"


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week: Mix it up!

Nothing to buy here...you are only going to use your creativity. Set aside enough time so you can "play around" with and mix-up your clothing & accessories to create new outfits you've never tried before. 

You've got plenty of clothes inside your closet; you just need a little "push" in the you-know-what to get you using what you've got! HERE'S YOUR PUSH!!! Bam. Consider yourself pushed :)

Hurry! Grab something you haven't worn for a very long time. Now, try it on in front of your full-length mirror.

Put on your creative thinking cap...What could you possibly wear this with? 


Walmart Cheval Standing Mirror

Mix it up for "new" looks. For example, try on a jacket you always wear with the same pants, but instead, try the jacket with a skirt instead. Now, add a long-strand necklace that never gets worn—voila', you've now got a "new" outfit! 

(Try all new creations on in front of a full-length mirror to see if they work 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’ll have new outfits using the clothes you already have. It just takes a little time and creativity (Psst! Jazzy music & a glass of wine never hurt either, LOL!) Happy wardrobe creating!

Love ya, Leslie MSP



What SYSters Are Saying


Question about shoe article...

In your shoe article you said that wearing flats with skirts below the knee is dowdy, but in the spring preview you said that the midi could be worn with flats. I am confused. Is it the style or fullness that determines whether flats can be worn with a skirt below the knee? Debra

MSP HERE: Dear Debra,

Thank you for your question. This is a great question worthy of an explanation....so here it is!
Wearing flats with midi skirts can look dowdy. This is especially the case of the skirt is full-cut and the length is close mid-calf vs. a skirt at-the-knee.
The best way to wear flats with midi skirt is to choose a slim or A-line styled skirt. Also, avoid longer midi lengths that are mid-calf. Instead, opt for a length just below the knee. 
Love, Leslie MSP


Dear MSP,

About 6 months ago I purchased my personal profile (I'm a very curvy B) and learned a lot but didn't put any of it into practice until about 3 months ago.

Finally, after years of HATING my body and crying whenever I tried clothes on in a dressing room, I am able to look in the mirror and stand tall! I accept the flaws with the idea that I can improve by going to the gym and, more importantly, I can finally accept that I have assets as well.

This is HUGE for me because I am finally able to take pride in my appearance instead of just throwing on whatever was available. I’ve now lost almost 20 lbs because I’m more aware of my body and want to take care for it. Wow your style help was the turning point for me!

Thank you so much for encouraging me to love my shape. Deb


Hi Leslie,
I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks.
My resolution for this year was to learn how to dress better. I wasn't exactly sure how I would do it, but then I found your website.  It has been a godsend.  I have felt inadequate for a long time when it comes to dressing myself.  So many times I felt I looked good and then I looked at pictures of myself later and realized that the style or the color just DIDN'T look good on me.   I often felt uncomfortable around other women who knew how to dress themselves. 
Over the past 5 months I have lost 2 dress sizes and it is exciting to be able to choose clothes I know will look good on my Type B body.  I have received so many complements about how great I look.  I know it is not only the weight loss; it is that I am now wearing the right clothes for my body type.   I was excited at this week's Personal Profile.  I purchased (and seriously considered) several of the items in the profile a few weeks ago.  I am starting to be able to choose those styles that will look good on me without a link from you!  LOL
So thank you!  I have so much more confidence now.


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