11-18-19 THIS WEEK: Figure Fixing Jackets

November 18, 2019, 3:05 pm by MSP


Great style is attainable for every woman. I know this to be true with every bone in my body. However, I know there are plenty of women out there that would disagree with me. Their reasoning might be that some women are born with a "fashion gene" and others, are not. Well, couldn't disagree more. Style is something that can be learned.

As a stylist, I have worked with women from all walks of life who thought they could not be stylish. Yet, each and every one of my clients; I've managed to change their opinion. How did I do it? I showed them a few fashion tricks, shared a few tips specific to their body type, and got them into a great fitting jacket-just right for their shape. Viola' they looks instantly fabulous! Each and every one of them were amazed at how good they could look.


A great fitting jacket is the best style tool you can own.

This week I'll show you the best jackets based on your shape.

Style is a learned behavior. As women learn about style week after week, here at MissusSmartyPants, they soon discover how to select only the best silhouettes and proportions right for them. That's one of the biggest components of great style--wearing only your most flattering styles. When you select what works for you---you leave the rest on the racks!

Learning to work with your shape is when your style really starts to come together! But wait...there's a bonus: it makes shopping so much easier! 


Your best "Figure Fixer"... is a structured jacket!

A fitted jacket can add an edgy vibe, make a casual outfit appear more polished

...BUT even better; the right jacket balances your shape!

Talbots Italian Luxe Blazer-5 colors (petite, misses, plus)


What? Your body's not "perfect"? Shocker. Well, here's a not-so-surprising newsflash... a "perfect" body is extremely rare. So, relax and just be YOU...and wear the right jacket for your shape! This week we focus on a must-have for every woman's closet: A structured jacket and how it can 'fix' your figure!

Find your best figure-fixing jacket. This week at MSP~ the jacket color, length, style, and your body's shape (as well as height/weight) are all important factors when selecting the right jacket for you. On Thursday (in the Personal Profile sections) I'll break down the best jacket choices for you!

Love, Leslie MSP

Rediscover your sassy style with a MSP weekly Personal Profile


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission is to care for what you own. NO shopping allowed!

Think about how many clothes you have relegated to the back of the closet (or shoved up on your top closet shelf) because they are missing a button, or the hem is coming undone, or the zipper needs replacing? Wouldn't you LOVE to put these clothes back into rotation?

It's anti-procrastination week at MSP! This week I challenge you to gather up all the clothes that need mending/altering...and get 'em done!

For a minimial cost, you'll get these clothes (previously just stuffed into your closet shelf) back into rotation. It will be like you've got 'new' clothes again, LOL!

Love, Leslie MSP


What SYSters are Saying


I am slow to change and accept my body type. I don't have a weight issue and look slim to everyone else, so I couldn't accept being a Cute Curve type. After soliciting the help of a wonderful females sales person - giving her my needs to jeans and my color preferences - she quickly offered to pull some items together for me to try on. Last week's article on jeans and fit was so helpful to me. I bought the NYDJ and it fit the best of any I have tried on, teaching me that Missus Smarty Pants recommendations are about shape - not about how much I weigh. I got to take a look at how I have been judging myself and comparing myself to so many women I know. 

Following your recommendations for my type in addition to those for tall women - helped me finally gain more comfort and confidence and I learned to ask for help from a very sweet sales person who saved me so much time. I appreciate what I am learning and hope to learn to shop for a few items at a time, learn about which stores carry brands that work for me and cultivate relationships with helpful staff. 



MSP HERE: Dear Janis,

By accepting our bodies, that's when our style really comes together! Sounds like you just had an "AHA" moment.  

The "Cute Curves" shape is named that for a reason, LOL! I'm glad you are now seeing the light...you are beautiful just the way you are! Enjoy your new sassy jeans. I'll bet you look fabulous in them <smile>

Love, Leslie MSP


P.S. By the way the jeans article Janis is referring to "The Right Jeans for Your Shape" is still posted on all 5 Personal Profiles along with: 

Both Fall Preview Style Guides

Proper Fit

Inspiring Fashion Icons

(And on Thursday) Fix Your Figure With a Jacket


"Got rid of 100 things!"        

Dear Leslie, 

I just want to THANK YOU!! Your advice and help have been wonderful. I cleaned out my closet this week and got rid of 100 things!!! I had clothes that didn't fit right and things I was just hanging on too. Now I know what type of clothing looks best on me, I know what basics I need to buy, and I am very picky about my purchases. I stopped by a new thrift store to check it out today and laughed when I saw some of my donated clothing in there. Thanks again for all of your help!


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