Pear shaped body
Ladies who are blessed with a pear shaped body have a smaller upper body and a heavier lower body. If you are the lucky owner of this body type than you often have the following characteristics:
- Small bust
- Small shoulders
- Full thighs
- Wide hips (wider than shoulders)
- Round booty
Depending on your proportions, if you have a full bust you can also go through as a hourglass body type.
Yas! Also these beauties have a pear shaped body: Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera and Shakira.
How to dress a pear shaped body?
Hips don't lie but who cares! So all the curvy girls who have a pear shaped body can wear a lot of fitted items around the butt and hips area. But make sure to choose the right styles. What about a bodycon dress or a nice high waist pencil skirt? These are perfect to wear when you have a pear figure type. Compared to an apple shaped body most of the weight is below the waist as with an apple figure type the weight is mostly proportioned above the waistline.
Vertical striped tops
If you want to make your upper body look longer it is best to wear tops and blouses with a V-neckline or vertical stripes. Do not wear wide sweaters or oversized tops as it can make you look larger than you actually are. Focus on fitted tops and blouses. You can also wear tops with wide straps.
Often in style guides you read that pear shaped women should wear wider clothes below the waist line because they carry the most weight around the hips, booty and thighs. Actually we don't agree, if you have curves flaunt them! So choose fitted dresses around your hips, booty and thighs. Often pears have a flat tummy so for example Hervé Leger style bandage dresses are perfect for you. If you have a little tummy you could flatter it by wearing A-line or peplum style dresses or just wear shapewear underneath and still rock a tight fitted dress! Also maxi dresses are perfect for you as they define your beautiful silhouette.
Balmain style blazers
Balmain style jackets and blazers are perfect for you meaning you can especially wear jackets with shoulder pads. Because you have small shoulders and wider hips, this style makes your body more proportioned. Also tailored and fitted blazers are perfect for you.
Do's; shoulder pads, tailored blazers, double breasted styles.
Because pear shaped women have a small waist you can easily wear a pencil skirt to define your small waist but curvy hips and behind. Also bandage skirts are perfect for you. If you have a little tummy you could choose a peplum style skirt that covers that part of your body.
High waist jeans
When it comes to jeans and pants a high waist style is always good. Just like with skirts, your waist is defined but also your waist and bottom. You carry the most weight around your hips, booty and thighs so why cover that up, right? Just show what you got, but choose the right styles. If you don't want to emphasize these parts then you can go for flared jeans and dark colors.
Do's: high waist style, flared jeans, dark colors.