For years, Cynthia, a postal inspector, has sacrificed fashion for function. While commuting to work, she typically wears a plaid backpack and bomber jacket.

Joe says women don't have to choose anymore. He trades her backpack for a Lucky Brand messenger bag, a stylish, hands-free solution. "I feel fantastic," Cynthia says. "I feel like a different person."

A belted sweater coat also takes the place of her boxy bomber jacket. When you want to hide figure flaws, Joe says baggy clothes are not the answer. "What we did was put her in a slimmer pant and a belted jacket to show off her waist, and I think she looks 20 pounds lighter," he says.

Pants: Theory, Macy's; sweater: Anne Klein, Macy's; jacket: Alfani belted sweater jacket, Macy's; boots: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Marba in Black Kidskin,; purse: Lucky Brand Abbey Road,


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