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Want to make your waist look smaller?

Want to make your waist look smaller?

Raise your hand if you:

Want to make your waist/tummy look smaller?

OMG, that’s a lot of hands up!!!!! 😲😲😲

When you need or want, to distract from a wider middle and/or hips, you need to bring attention to your shoulders.

By bringing the eye up, the middle and bottom will be less noticeable.

Use color blocking, patterns, puffy or flouncy shoulders, scarves, and statement necklaces, not a thin strand of pearls or a small pendant-style piece, to bring the focus up and away from below.

The tops below, are examples of how color blocking and a flouncy sleeve can make small shoulders look broader, waists more defined, and take away attention from anything below you may wish was smaller.

Want more tips like these?

I’ll be conducting a virtual workshop next month, giving the tips to help you choose the right clothes,
and stop wasting money on the wrong ones. To receive notifications when enrollment opens up, please message me on my official Scarlett Image Facebook Page and send the message ‘More Styling Tips Please’ to learn how to Stop Stressing About Dressing.

You can also book a Zoom call with me and find out how I’ll find the perfect clothes for YOU. 

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How to not look frumpy

Today I want to talk about how wearing clothes that are too tight and in the wrong colors can make you look bigger. frumpy, and miserable.

That’s exactly how Jamie Lee Curtis was styled in her Oscar winning performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

She was intentionally styled to look frumpy, unhappy, and shapeless in the movie simply by wearing clothes that did not fit or properly suit her.

Take a look below, at how Jamie Lee Curtis looks in her outfit from Everywhere All At Once.

The top color is awful on her as is the fit, size, and style of her clothes. Slumping also contributes to the tummy sticking out more than usual, as does wearing pants below the waistline.
Even her eyeglasses are not flattering.
All these ‘mistakes’ were deliberately made.

Note: Check out this post about turtlenecks and why they are not flattering for many.

How to not look frumpy

Now, look at how her very same body looks in clothes that properly fit and flatter her.

How to not look frumpy

Wow, right?

In real life wearing clothes that are in the wrong style, shape, or color for you can have the same negative effect that makes women of all ages, shapes, and sizes look bigger and frumpier than they are.

It also destroys self-confidence and ruins first impressions. Especially the most important first impression…yours… when you look in the mirror to check out what you’ve put on.

Here’s how to not look frumpy…

Wearing clothes that are too tight can create unflattering bulges and emphasize areas that you may not want to draw attention to. It will also make you look older and unhealthy. 😬

Instead, choose clothes that fit well, flatter your body type, and unique features, without being too snug.

Also wearing the wrong colors can make your skin look dull and washed out, which will make you look older, sicker, and more tired than you actually are. We are all a bit tired, so why bring more attention to it?

The bottom line is wearing clothes that are too tight, or too big, and in the wrong colors will make any woman look bigger and frumpier than she actually is, regardless of her body shape.

By choosing clothes that fit well and flatter your skin tone, you can create a polished and put-together look that accentuates your best features and makes you look and feel confident and beautiful.

As always, if you need any help finding the perfect fit and colors for your body type, don’t hesitate to reach out to me and get you started on finally learning how to dress the body and life you have now!

You deserve to always look and feel put-together and ready for anything on your calendar, no matter your age shape, or size.

How To Wear Stripes To Look Thinner

Here’s how to wear stripes to look thinner.

How to wear stripes to look thinnerHow to wear stripes to look thinner

Have you ever been told not to wear stripes because they’ll make you look bigger?

That’s not always true.

Look at me in stripes. See how tiny I look?

OK, I look especially tiny because I’m standing against this giant 200 to 300-year-old incredible sycamore tree in Simsbury CT, but there are ways to wear stripes and look smaller without having to stand in front of a giant tree.

One example is when your bottom is wider than your top half.

That’s when you should consider wearing horizontal stripes on top. It’s a great way to trick the eye and make your bottom look more in proportion to your top.

Note: Try not to buy too many stripe tops. They can be addictive and like everything else in life, too much of a good thing isn’t always good.  I’ve seen enough closets to know that’s a fact.

And then she said…..

“Now, I almost never worry about what to wear.  And if I do, I just reach out to Scarlett for advice and she gives me a stress-free solution”. L.E.

How To Look Better In Jeans

Who else has spent hours, days, or years trying to find jeans that fit and flatter?

Let’s face it, finding a pair of jeans that we can get into and zipped, is as frustrating as trying on bathing suits.

Actually, worse because we can sit by the pool not wearing a bathing suit.

We could wear jeans…

and now we’re right back struggling to find a pair that make our tush and tummy look good.

Today I’m going to share tips on how to look better in jeans & where to find them.

The search began for me decades ago, and as my body, designs, and fabrications have changed, so have the jeans that look good on me and likely you as well.

How To Look Better In JeansHow To Look Better In Jeans

Watch my video below to see why rolling up or shortening
your jeans can be
a thumbs up or down, and so much more.

NOTE: I still love skinny-legged jeans, which is what I’m wearing in the above photos, despite the current trend of more baggy-shaped jeans being pushed on us.
Skinny/narrow styles can make your legs look longer and leaner when worn with longer tops, and if this shape isn’t right for you because it truly isn’t flattering on everyone, try straight-legged jeans.
Straight-legged have a bit more wiggle room, without adding unnecessary width to your body.

Grab all my jeans suggestions below.

Here are my current favorite jeans for you to try.

Questions, suggestions, or thank you my butt looks great comments?
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Why You Shouldn’t Close Your Buttons

Very often you may think that if you can’t close the buttons of your jacket or cardigan, you automatically think it doesn’t fit and so you don’t wear it.

You’re wrong, and I’m telling you that with love.

Note: Going forward, I refer to those as toppers.

Take a look at these two photos of me in my fitted blue topper and see the hourglass shape it gives me when open, which makes me look thinner.

Why You Shouldn't Close Your Buttons

If I chose to only wear it when closed… it looks like I’ve gained weight, had breast enlargement surgery, and am unable to close it. 😳

Why You Shouldn't Close Your Buttons

Tip: When your topper is loose-fitting, try buttoning one or two buttons in the middle to give you a more defined waistline.

Watch the video below where I talk about the above outfit,  and how it’s possible to use fewer clothes to make more outfits.

Book a call to find out how you can have more outfits with fewer clothes HERE.

Look Thinner In Less Than 15 Seconds

I’m being persuaded to start creating Reels, which are 15-second videos posted on Instagram, and since I’m not camera-shy…why not?

Click on this link to see my very first Reel. You’ll get a tip that improves an outfit in even less than 15 seconds and make you look thinner.

Now it’s your turn to give it a try.

Imagine what you’d learn from me in 30 minutes?

My 3 Most Watched Videos On YouTube


Most Watched Videos On YouTube

The temperature is in the sizzling range for most of the country, so I thought you’d enjoy three of my ‘hottest’ videos on YouTube.

Oh, come on, I mean my most-watched videos on YouTube.



I have a few times left in July for you to have a FREE
Always Know What To Wear call with me.

Go here to pick your time for your free 20-minute call. 

I’m really looking forward to showing you how to always know what to wear.




Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

Fear not…relax and listen instead.

Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?


Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

Recently I was asked to be a guest on the wonderful Amy Schmid’s podcast Fearlessly Facing Fifty. She asked me to share styling tips on how to shop and dress for our ever-changing bodies and mindset.

Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?


So take a listen and please tell me which you liked the best or what tip you’d like me to give you in the near future.

Easy packing. Easy choosing what to wear.
Are You Fearlessly Facing Your Closet?

“Yesterday and today I’m on the road meeting with clients and estate attorneys. Before packing I pulled up the photos of all the beautiful outfits you created and it made packing so easy!  Everything coordinated and I felt great.  Many thanks!”

PS. My next newsletter will be my annual My Favorite Things list where I share the products I love for myself and you.



How To Push Your Sleeves Up!

Push Your Sleeves Up

For all the women who have worked with me and/or attended my presentations, you know how much I say… “don’t forget to push your sleeves up.”


Because an outfit looks much, much better when you push your sleeves up.

Before I was known as the stylist who helps women stop stressing about dressing, I wanted to be known as the Push Your Sleeves Up Stylist…that’s how much I love the look of sleeves pushed up.

But sleeves don’t always cooperate, so check out this sleeve saving gadget.

It’s called CuffedUp, and it has me pumped up!

No more sleeves falling down, getting in your food or making short arms look even shorter.

AND you can use it on pants hem too!!!

Men will love CuffedUp too.

When your sleeves are pushed up, your outfit will look considerably more stylish and polished.

Plus it makes you look thinner and taller.

Don’t believe me? Just go in front of a mirror and push one sleeve up and you’ll
see exactly what I mean.

The video below shows how the CuffedUp works.

Use code crew10 for an extra 10% off.


If you think pushing your sleeves up is a great tip,
you’re going to love the ones you’ll get in
Dress Without Stress.

How many more years will you waste not knowing what to wear?



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