Some of you may be asking the million-dollar question: What exactly is a pear-shaped body and how do I know if I have one? Curvy hips, thick thighs, and a full rear are the key characteristics of the pear-shaped body type. Pear-shaped women usually also have smaller waists than women of other body types.
If you have a pear body shape, you know that finding the perfect outfit is not without a unique set of challenges. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to flatter your figure with clothing that fits your personal style. Here are a few fashion tips for pear-shaped women that will keep you looking your best, no matter what occasion you’re getting dressed for.
1. Highlight your tops
The best way to highlight a small waist is by wearing top bright colors and prints.
Choose tops in bright colors and prints. The main goal of dressing a pear figure is to draw attention to the torso and away from the hips and thighs. Outfit your upper body in bold colors and big prints. These catch the eye at the top, making your shoulders and chest seem a bit broader than they actually are
2.Sweetheart neckline and deep V neckline can enhance your upper/ bust area
The perfect bottom for pairing a fitted top is a flattering pair of dark, flared pants. A dark-colored bottom creates the illusion of appearing slimmer, which is is most complimentary for a pear-shaped body type. The flared hem adds to the slimming effect to achieve a well-balanced and distributed body shape. If you think flared pants are a look from the 70s, girl, they are very much back in style.
3. Off-The-Shoulder or Sleeveless Dresses Visually Balance Your Pear-Shaped Figure@reemkanj
Make your shoulders and bust look wider and suggest saving this style for date night or the occasional cocktail party.
Look for tops with wide sleeves. Although it’s not always easy to find wide-sleeved shirts, keep an eye out for styles like bell and kimono sleeves. Wide sleeves 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.
4.Layer your tops-Belted Dresses.
A belted dress is only one example of an A-line dress, but it’s no doubt a favorite, especially for pear shapes with a small waist. The cinched tie accentuates curves. Get out of your comfort zone by renting something not-too-neutral. Try branching out in feminine and floral patterns, or something with retro polka dots.
From office meetings to lunch in the park, a belted dress like the one above is perfect for any springtime plan. Throw your favorite denim jacket into your tote and a pair of slides or block-heeled sandals to ensure an easy transition from hot to cool and day to night. After all, with schedules like ours, you never know where you’ll be next.
5. A Wrap Dress is Your Most Versatile Choice
Not only are wrap dresses practically made for a pear-shaped body, they’re also quite possibly spring’s most popular dress trend. The wrapped belt flatters in all the right places, while flowy short sleeves and midi hems make them appropriate for all occasions. Grab your go-to white sneakers or a pair of flat slides on your way out the door for a quick, yet totally put-together daytime look. For something a bit more formal, try an ankle strap sandal in a light color like white or nude. After all, the best part about wrap dresses is their versatility. No matter where you’re going and what you’re doing, a wrap dress is a no-fail choice.