8-30-21 THIS WEEK: Hiding Back Fat and Muffin Tops

August 30, 2021, 11:37 am by MSP


It's a new week at MissusSmartyPants! 

This week I'm thrilled to share: THE top secrets to looking fab in your clothes. Get ready...because these tips will revolutionize the way you dress!


The most common (and irritating dressing concerns) women have are how to hide back fat and muffin tops

This week we camoflauge them forever!


This week's topic "Hiding Back Fat & Muffin Tops" is a mighty big challenge. You and I know the truth... there is no magic wand that instantly erases bulges from the back or tummy area. However, what we can do, is dress in clever ways that hides and minimizes these areas. Just a few adjustments with your wardrobe is all that's required.

Put away that ab roller thingie (unless that's your sort of thing)...I've got better ideas of how you can look fantastic. Relax, I'm not going to suggest you wear super-tight shapewear in hot and humid weather or anything else crazy. We're friends. This week's style article (posted this Thursday in all 5 member Personal Profile pages) concentrates on styles that actually "slim" you and cleverly hide these problem areas. It will change the way you dress.

So, if you have a curvy figure, a large bust, a thick middle or large hips (some, or all of these issues)...say, "Adios, ciao, auf wiedersehen"! These tips will make you look fabulous in all of your clothes. 


Isn't it time to rediscover your style? Get help with MissusSmartyPants!

MSP's Weekly Style Mission

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


This basic is one of the best figure fixers a woman can own. Whether your hips are slim or full and curvy, an A-line skirt makes your figure look better proportioned.

Wear an A-link skirt this week and you'll be quickly reminded of how wonderful and balanced you feel when wearing an A-line skirt.

If you don't have an A-line skirt, put it on the top of your must-have list! For more versatility, you should have an A-line skirt in a solid mid-weight fabric. You can wear this skirt to work with pumps or, dress it down for the weekend with playful flats (as shown below). Have fun and enjoy wearing this classic figure-flattering skirt!


Look for an A-line skirt that travels well and goes with EVERYTHING. Check out this one!


Ponte Knit A-Line Skirt-petite, misses, plus


What SYSters are Saying

Dear Leslie,

I was a tad skeptical about getting a subscription to your personal fashion advice. But I thought for $15 that I would spend on something else, why not?

I have been ill and on medication for several years, the medication made me gain 18 pounds in a week. Depression, overeating, not being able to be active, boredom, overeating more, I gained another 60 pounds in 2 years. I work from home so don't need to "dress nice". My husband and I run a business from home and don't make much money for extras like clothes.
Really long story short, we got paid for a good sized job and I took $125 and went shopping after purging 4 kitchen bags full of clothes out of the closet.  I came back with one pair of great fitting trousers, a dressy blouse, colored shell and over blouse. Not bad considering nothing in 4 stores even came close to my style. Several didn't have my size, and when I did find clothes to buy, I wanted them to feel good and be able to wear them not waste more money on clothes I don't wear. I wanted to feel good in them, and I do. Everything was 75% off the original prices, so I actually got a retail of over $400 in clothes.
Everything I purchased goes with what I have left in my closet and can be worn to run errands for the business, go to customer’s homes, or out to dinner.

So, for my first three months investment in your program, I have not only saved the $300 in clothes, but I feel good, great in fact, about how I look. Because I'm dressing for me right now, not being depressed about the way I used to look or will "someday" look.
So thank you for not only the "fashion" advice, but the inspiration of dressing for my body right now, not putting it off until "someday when I get thin again" thinking. I'm feeling healthier and the circle continues. The better I feel about myself, the more motivated I am to loose more weight, but in the mean time, I'm dressing for me, right now, the size I am.


Love, Kathy


Dearest 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


Like Mother, Like Daughter...

Dear MSP,
I love your website and getting my personal profile each week.  I am learning so much!  I was never much into fashion or the latest styles when I was growing up.  My mom is my best friend and taught me many great things, but the proper styles and ways to dress and how to pamper myself was something she didn't get around to teaching me. Now at 30, I want to set a good example for my own daughter.  Your advice is teaching me all of the things I want to learn to be able to teach her.  Thank you so much!
Corrie in OH

MSP HERE: Dear Corrie,

Thank you so much! I love hearing that my SYSters are feeling good about their self-image since joining.

It is so true, our daughters learn so much from their mothers. Since you are making an effort to dress your best, your daughter will find value how she looks too. Girls with better self-esteem often put more time into their appearance and it reflects in their attitude as well.

Shopping together and talking about what looks good and why it looks good, not only helps explain how to dress properly and within your personal/moral values, but this time together can strengthen your bond.

Thanks again for your kind note. I am happy to hear you are passing on what you've learned to your daughter.

Love Leslie MSP