7-12-21 THIS WEEK: Reveal or Conceal

July 12, 2021, 10:50 am by MSP


There it was. Just what I needed, a message for me (and you) to believe in. 

This message reminds us to find "balance" in all aspects of our lives.  

This week, together we will use this timely reminder to find balance with our clothes and our accessories. 



Do you sometimes wonder how things come to you at just the right moment? I'm not sure how it happens, but when it does, I call it providence. This message was left on the mirror in my gym's locker room. It was left there intentionally to share with all who need it. Reading this made me smile (and reflect about) how despite everything, we all have something special to offer the world. It's up to us to let our light shine. Let YOUR light shine.

Sometimes life gets off kilter or out-of-sorts. Let's hit the "reset" button with our wardrobes this week. Let's work on finding those few items that really balance and flatter our shape.

Humans are naturally attracted to balance.  As we continually seek out equilibrium, we are also naturally drawn to symmetry. Studies have shown, the human eye gravitates towards symmetrical objects (whether they are part of a landscape or the shape of another person's face). Symmetry is visual balance.


How do you consider "symmetry" when you dress?

Is your outfit balanced? 

How do you know? Well, that's something we'll discuss in this week's article.


Symmetry is a beautiful thing-and so are you! When your outfit is balanced, it looks proportional, and we're attracted to this pleasing symmetry. It is also why some face and body shapes can be considered more attractive than others. Learn this week how to work with your proportions to increase your own symmetry-it's fascinating how it works!

Adjusting your body's proportions can help you create a balanced silhouette every time you dress. I call this technique "Conceal & Reveal" strategies. It's about taking from one area, while adding to another area of the body to create a balanced shape-to get the symmetry you want. Pssst!!! This clever way of dressing works for every woman!


Get "Conceal & Reveal Strategies" when you order your MSP Personal Profile today!


MSP's Weekly Style Mission

Make friends with your tailor! Take at least one item to your local tailor and have it altered. 

Why do we expect "ready-to-wear" clothes straight off the rack to fit us perfectly? With each of us so different in size, shape and height...Alterations are the only way to have the fit you deserve!

We all have unique curves. Some of us have a fuller bust, some of us have a full booty, while others have a little extra in the middle. Since we are all a bit different (even if we wear the same size) the fit of our clothes might be close, but not quite right.


Take thee to a tailor!

You deserve clothes that fit right!

A good fit can make even a low-priced item look polished and expensive. Don’t be afraid to get items tailored, even if they were cheap in the first place. For a few dollars, a tailor can transform the most inexpensive item into a custom fitted piece just for you. 

Let's do it! Grab just one item from your closet you would wear more if it fit your better. Now go take it to your local tailor. You can thank me later. (Really, you can thank me by sharing your "I got it tailored" story). Email me: missusmsp@windstream.net


Here's what fellow SYSters (Show Your Style) have to say...


Dear MSP,

I've told everyone at the store about Missus Smarty Pants... I am so happy!  And my new wardrobe is fabulous.  I can shop now knowing exactly what I am looking for...  Your program ROCKS!  Love from your SYSter,  Pat


Dear Leslie,

I am a new syster and recently got a compliment from a co-worker who is quite stylish herself. I follow your advice and guess what happened? It worked! She told me what a cute jacket I had and how great I looked. (I followed what YOU recently said about the right jacket) I am happy with my “makeover”.

Thank you for helping women, this is a great service!

Blessings, Barb