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So you’ve realized you have a pear-shaped body. This is exciting news because you’re the lucky girl that can wear dainty and feminine shirts and look oh so good! Being a pear shape means your fuller legs create a curvaceous silhouette always, ruffle tops look stunning on you and your curves always make you look soft and feminine. Read on to learn about what looks good on your pear shaped body.
You’re a Pear Shape If
- Your neck and shoulders are slim and dainty
- Hips measurements are larger than shoulder and bust measurements
- Your waist is slender and well-defined.
If you’re not sure this is you, check out my guide on body shapes to find yours.
Your Best Features
While this body figure easily wears many feminine styles, the best part is your slender waist and dainty shoulders. These traits make many delicate or textured cuts look lovely. Celebrities like Keira Knightly, Mariah Carey, Shakira and Beyonce all have a pear-shaped body and look great everyday. Here are some tips on dressing well.
Accentuate Your Top
Your best feature is your shoulders, arms and bust, so take the opportunity to wear ornate, feminine and bold prints/colors. Dressing in bold patterns on top and smoothing out with single colors on the bottom will create a gorgeous silhouette and balance out your curves.
Pick an A-line skirt
A-line skirts will go best with your hips. Pencil skirts or mini-skirts will draw accentuate the wrong areas and be difficult to balance out. Almost all dresses will look flattering on your figure so enjoy them and don’t hesitate to add a few in with plunging, v-neck, sweetheart or boat necklines.
Choose Bootleg Jeans
Opt for a boot leg or straight leg jean, instead of a skinny jean. Skinny jeans can be worn with over-sized or tunic shirts, but don’t look best with normal sized shirts.
Stick With Single Color Pants
To keep the outfit balanced and smooth out any overly-curvaceous areas, opt for darker pants. Wide-leg styles look best versus skinny pant options.
What to Wear for Pear Shapes
Pear-shaped bodies look the best in clothing that accentuates the shoulders, waist and slim out extra weight carried in the hips and legs. These wardrobe items are must-haves for a pear shaped body.
Fit-and-Flare, Off-the-Shoulder and A-Line Dresses
Boat Neck, Cowl Neck and Square Neck Tops
High-Waisted, Boot Cut or Straight Cut Pants
Patterned, Wrap and Cropped Jackets
Bold, fun and feminine prints accentuate your best features – slender shoulders and a narrow waist. Though remember to avoid high cut boots, shoes with high ankle straps, printed pants and pencil skirts.
Use this opportunity to use accessories to play up your beautiful collar bones and slender arms with bold accessories. Here are some tips:
- Statement necklaces, earrings, sunglasses and headbands look gorgeous
- Boldly colored scarves accent well
- Don’t feel like you can be too bold or vibrant
- Use a slim belt to accentuate when possible
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More Style Tips on Body Style:
- Guide: What is My Body Shape?
- How to Dress a Hourglass Body
- How to Dress a Rectangle Shape
- How to Dress an Apple Shaped Body