5-3-21 THIS WEEK: Tips to Balance Your Silhouette

May 3, 2021, 9:04 am by MSP


Your body is like art. I've always known this to be true, but recently I was reminded of the similarity of the two.

About six months ago I started watercolor painting. While I had seriously loved art as a young woman; it's been many (many) moons since I even picked up a paint brush. Recently, I was searching the internet for new painting inspiration, I ran across this fabulous quote: "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" -Edgar Degas

While this above quote is speaking specifically about art; it most certainly can be (and is) applied also to dressing well. In fact, it's the complete essence of the Personal Profile system..."dressing for your body type." What does that mean? It means-creating the illusion of a balanced silhouette.

We are all an illusion. Yes, we are all an illusion, of sorts. No body is perfect, and by the way- what is "perfect" anyways? By learning to dress in pleasing ways, you look and feel your best. What could be better than that? Nothing.

Get tips this week to create a fabulous "illusion" of your personal self. I think of it being similar to beautiful wrapping paper on the gift. You are that beautiful gift to the world. Learn to balance your silhouette.


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MSP's Weekly Style Mission

This week's Style Mission: Wear an A-line skirt!

This week wear an A-line skirt. WHY? Because it's one of your best 'figure fixers' you'll ever wear! Really, it's true. If your hips are narrow OR if your hips are curvy--this skirt (or dress) A-line style makes your body look "perfect" and more balanced.

Don't have an A-line skirt? Consider adding it to your running list of needed "wardrobe basics". Your best A-line skirt would be one in a solid color (perferably dark color) that you could wear year-round. Perhaps you'll even run into this 'figure fixing' skirt on sale?

A versatile A-line skirt can be worn with dress pumps (for work or church) OR worn with stylish flats for a more casual summer look. Take on this style mission (challenge) and wear an A-line skirt this week!

Love, Leslie MSP

This flattering A-line skirt has slimming pleats...




Via MSP's Facebook page: "I am grateful for the advice you give. I take advantage of your free tips. I have started shopping in my closet and gotten complements from several friends about looking put together and the accessories I use with necklaces etc. All because of you. This is all your fault I have a folder I keep catalog color ideas and clippings of outfits in. Same with an email folder when the dept stores try to entice me with outfit pairings and coupons by email.i have always had a lot of clothes, but now I am creating outfits. Thank you for all your help. I am grateful for you. Leeanna"

What SYSters are Saying

Dear SYSter Leslie,

First, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I am enjoying and benefiting from the advice you give each week in my personal profile.  I have not had to spend nearly the time or the money that I feared would be required to give my wardrobe quite a lift!  I am now receiving regular compliments on my appearance that I credit directly to you!  

Thank you! Karen


Dear Leslie,
Thank you for helping me improve my style. I never knew what style was. I grew up missing a fashion gene or something, lol!

With your website I am now learning how to dress my shape and it makes such a difference! Not only do I get compliments at work, someone asked my opinion about a purse. I could not believe it! My life is changed for the better!

I have a question about bras as I am still learning these girl things. Awhile back you mentioned how wearing the proper size bra can make you look better in your clothes. I need to replace my bras, mine really are pitiful looking and I have put this off long enough.

Can you tell me how long bras last and how many bras should I have in the first place?

Thanks for this wonderful service! Fondly, Donna

MSP HERE: Dear Donna,

Your bras will last a full 12 months IF you do the following:

  • Purchase quality bras
  • Rotate at least four(4) bras so that each of them gets equal wear
  • Never wear a bra two days in a row. Let the elastic “rest” a day
  • Hand wash (w/ baby shampoo or lingerie wash) OR machine wash gentle. NO Woolite (this oil-based product ruins elastic) If your machine has an agitator (put bras in a laundry bag)
  • NEVER put your bras in the dryer!
  • Don’t use them for working out; wear sports bras
  • Store them neatly to preserve the molded shape of the cups

Purchasing quality bras gets expensive, so it makes sense to make your investments last. One of the best ways to do that is by washing your bras in lingerie bag on a gentle cycle. The bag keeps them from twisting-up and stretching out in the wash.


Your silhouette will look slimmer when you are wearing the correct bra (The fact is: 8 out of 10 women are NOT wearing the right size bra) so if it's been awhile since you have purchased a new bra, ask a sales associate for a professional fitting--don’t guess your size!

Love, Leslie MSP