PEAR SHAPED BODY
- Your hips are wider than your shoulder meaning your lower body is wider than your upper body.
- As a result, you have an elongated waist and your legs tend to be shorter in comparison to the rest of your body.
Wearing the Right Clothes
- Wear trousers that are not too tight or light. Boot leg trousers are very good for pears.
- Wear something catchy on top. Either a catchy color or some nice detail on your top. Breast pockets, big collars or a pattern are also good. Horizontal stripes help to widen your upper body to bring it more into balance with your hips as do (subtle) shoulder pads.
- It’s best that your tops and jackets end either above or below the widest point of your hips and bottom.
- Use accessories to further emphasize the top like necklaces and scarves.
- Waist belts may look good on you as they emphasize your small waist.
- You will look best if your trousers or skirt are the darkest part of your outfit.
- Wear structured A shaped coats of knee length. A great coat for you is the trench. Make sure you get one with lots of details on top (like lapels on shoulders) and plain from the waist down.
- Wear a full bra.
- A line dresses will always look good on you. Dresses with defined shoulders and a good line are particularly good.
- V line tops will draw further attention to your upper half
- High boots are very flattering for your legs. Be careful with high shoes or shoes with ankle straps as they will shorten your legs
- Wear medium to chunky heals with a bit of height to further elongate the legs.
- Although it’s not always easy to find wide-sleeved shirts, keep an eye out for styles like bell and kimono sleeves.
- They add volume to your arms, and as a result, your naturally voluminous hips and rear look more balanced and proportioned.
- If nothing else, try to wear shirts that have rolled or scrunched sleeves; these also add volume to your arms, but without making such a bold fashion statement.
- Shirts that have adornment near the neck elongate the shoulder and neckline.
- Select shirts which have beading, bows, or collars near your neck. Large or small, they both accomplish the same task of drawing the eye upwards and away from your bottom half.
- You can also choose to wear a scarf to the same effect.
Look for tops that skim over your hips; tops that extend just below you hipbone extend your torso and mask the widest part of your hips.
- Your entire upper body can undergo a major transformation when you wear the right undergarments.
- Consider a padded bra or push-up bra. This will add volume to a small bust, and
accentuate an hourglass waist.
- Look for a natural style that can be worn under both casual and dress clothes
- Visually, dark colors give a slimming effect and aren’t distracting; the eye tends to skim over dark colors.
- Denim is appropriate too, but wear dark washes and stay away from medium and light wash jeans.
- Choose a variety of pants and skirts in shades of black, gray, navy, brown, and olive green.
- As a bonus to being slimming, these will match nearly any shirt in your closet easily.
- Similar to your tops, you want to create proportional sizing in your legs and the rest of your body.
- Choose pants that are straight leg or flared at the bottom to create a bottom half with full volume all the way down.
- These draw the eye to the end point, rather than short skirts which forces the eye to linger on the widest part of your body.
- Look for skirts that start just above your hips near your waist, and are no shorter than just above the knee.
- Details at the knee or lower may even help balance out your hips.
- Dresses are a great way to accomplish both your tasks at once: draw the eyes upward to your torso, while creating a tight waistline and covering up your midsection.
- Look for dresses that are A-line or that have a tulip-skirt, and avoid those that are tight and stick to your hips.
- Dresses get bonus points if they are banded
around the waist and cover up your shoulders to give the illusion of bulk.
- Skinny jeans (can be worn with some tunics or A line long tops)
- Pencil or straight skirts
- Very short skirts
- Tops with narrow shoulder lines
- Pleats and pants with a lot of detailing
- Shoes and booties with ankle straps, too delicate footwear and kitten heels
- Avoid cigarette-style pants, as these are the least flattering style for a pear-shaped body.
- Pants that are very skinny will showcase the size of your hips/rear, while pants and jeans that are equal width or slightly wider in the calf and ankle area will draw attention away from your mid-section.
- Avoid tight-fitting skirts, and look for those with ruffles or beading along the bottom hem draw attention to your curvy bottom half without adding bulk to your hips.
Although jeans with cute beaded and embroidered pockets may seem like a good idea, these can draw the eye to your least flattering location. Avoid glitzy pants and belts, and stay away from bottoms embellished with buttons, gemstones, sequins, or bold embroidery near your hips and rear.
Wearing the Right Accessories
- A bold, bright necklace that hangs low draws the eye to your upper half.
- The extra detail on your bust makes it look fuller, which keeps your entire body looking better proportioned.
- You can choose to wear a collar-style necklace which adds width to your neck and shoulders as well, a bonus for highlighting your upper body.
- Keeping in mind that you should wear only one statement piece of jewelry at once,
putting on some glitzy earrings is a great way to draw the eye further up the body and away from your hips.
- Choose chandelier style or dangly earrings for the best effect.
- Scarves add volume and dimension to your upper half, as the extra detail at the neck often prevents onlookers from focusing in on your fuller lower half.
- Try a variety of scarves tied in different ways to see what looks best for you. Circle scarves are successful when worn for a pear-shape, as their lack of tail ends prevents the eye from traveling downwards as quickly.
- Believe it or not, your shoes can change the appearance of the rest of your body. Look for shoes that have a pointed toe, as these elongate your legs and make your hips look more proportional.
- High heels are often a good choice for adding height and sculpting the muscles in your legs, making them look more flattering.
- If you’re up for the challenge, wearing bold and colorful shoes can do the same thing as a big necklace; it draws the eyes away from the unflattering regions of your body and adds interest to a smaller area.