4-23-18 THIS WEEK: Tips to Dress Slim (And Trim Your Waist)

April 23, 2018, 5:01 pm by MSP


Need a few tips to look slimmer in your clothes? 

I thought so...and here's good news: NO abdominal crunches are required! 


This week, dress in clever ways that will make you appear slimmer (and minimize your waistline).


Below, are two typical outfits most of us might wear. But, did you know these outfits could be a lot MORE SLIMMING?!?!



YES you can look 5-10 pounds slimmer~Instantly! While the above 2 outfits look okay...there are better ways to dress using these SAME PIECES that will make you appear much slimmer! Find out in this week's article-how to wear these outfits better (that means SLIMMER).


You will look amazingly awesome when you dress in clothes that cleverly slim you using color, certain textures and the correct clothing proportions for your shape. There really are ways to "camo" the not so good parts you wish to hide-and still look slim. Make sure you take advantage of all of these amazing tips!


This week, learn the best styles, most slimming pants, the best jackets, the right cut and fit for your clothing-plus necklines that actually make your torso look slimmer! Take advantage of this in-depth informative article this week at MSP!



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MSP's Weekly Style Mission 

Girls, pull out your pearls!

To me, nothing says spring like wearing pearls (okay, maybe white jeans, strappy sandals, and shell earrings, also say spring has arrived)! But, pearls should be on your must-add list this spring as well! (By the way, there are so many other ways to wear them besides with your black cocktail dress)

Successfully mixing pearls into your wardrobe repertoire means you know when to match them with classic clothing AND when to contrast them with trendy styles. Pearl necklaces don’t have to be a single strand either. Look for multi-strand necklaces and colored pearls, as well as super-long lengths (so you can tie them in a knot like Coco Chanel).

Watch out, because pearls can add years to your look when worn with “serious” tailored clothing. However, they can add a “youthful” sparkle (don't we all want more sparkle?) when worn with jeans and other fun separates straight from your wardrobe! 


Woo hoo! It's girls wearing pearls!!! 

Get creative and have fun with this week's Style Mission: Wearing your pearls!


Even a pearl brooch (below) used to gather your shirt or jacket at the waist would be lovely...

As a fashion stylist, I’m often asked how to wear pearls so they don't look too matronly. 

Here are my favorite ways to wear pearls:

With A Sheath Dress...
When the day calls for classic, you can't go wrong with pearls and a sheath dress. But, that can be a bit boring, so add a twist with a bright-colored fitted jacket or sweater over the top.  Finish your look with a sassy d’orsay pumps. Bam...you are totally rocking style "awesome-ness"!

With A Button-Down Shirt...
For a structured look, pair your pearl necklace with a button-down shirt. It’s a timeless classic that keeps your look believable, especially on the job. Complete this look with this great new pencil skirt and spectator pumps.

With A Print Blouse...
For something a little more casual, wear your necklace layered with a colorful paisley top and a cardigan. Floral prints are all the rage this spring and are great at hiding an undefined waist too. Add a white pant or skirt and bright solid tote to finish off the look.

Girls 'n pearls this week...Yes, it's going to be a fun and stylish week this week!

Love, Leslie MSP


What SYSters Are Saying


"Thank you & a question..."

Dear MSP - Love your service. I don't panic when I have a business trip or an event to dress for. I now have fewer clothes in my closet but I dress better. Amazing!

2 questions: 1 What is your thought on dressing in a fashion Uniform like Vera Wang or Carolina Herrera? Recent articles on the topic emphasize that this reduces stress by eliminating a decision and Can convey self confidence. 2. I haven't seen you shop J Jill...any reason? Kindly, Lisa


Dear Lisa, 

Yes, I agree with Vera Wang and Carolina Herrara on finding your own "fashion uniform". When a woman dresses in clothes she knows are flattering on her body and wears styles she feels represents her personality well--she is showing that she's comfortable and confident in her own skin. What's not to love about that? It is something we each need to find for ourselves! I often do tell my personal shopping clients we are trying to establish your "own fashion uniform" when we are shopping.

As far as shopping at J Jill, I love the natural fibers in their clothing, however some of their clothes have be rather loose and baggy. I'll have to take another look since it's been some time since I've looked at their merchandise. I'll plan on stepping inside my local J Jill shop soon, and see if I still feel this way. Perhaps it is a brand I'll have a change of heart about?

Thanks for being my SYSter (Show Your Style) style! Love, Leslie MSP


"What a help it is to know MY best colors!"

Thank you so much for hanging in there with me getting all of this done! And what a nice surprise for my colors! For the longest time I had been "torturing" myself over whether I should shop for a summer palette or an autumn one! LOL! Maybe that's why I never nailed it! Thank you again! Karla