Continuing with our series of blogs about dressing your body shape, today we’re talking about the Pear Shape body. If you missed our last blog “Dressing for an Apple Shaped Body” please click on the link and have a read.
You’re most likely a Pear Shape if:
- Your shoulders and waist are narrower than your hips
- You have a smaller bust
- Your waist is well defined
- You have larger thighs & a full bottom
Curvy hips, thick thighs, and a full rear are the key characteristics of the pear-shaped body type. Finding clothes that will flatter your Pear Shaped body is simple once you know what shapes and styles to look for.
An important tip for dressing a Pear Shape body is to add interest to your upper body so as to balance out your bottom half. This could be with the use of eye-catching details around your face, like a statement necklace or even as simple as wearing a brighter or lighter colour on top. Look for tops with neckline details, perhaps draping at the neck or a collar. These extra details will help create a more balanced silhouette. Here we see Erin in our face framing Midnight Cowl top and wide leg Pacific Pants
For bottoms, you can balance wider hips with wide leg pants that flow away from the body. Simple, dark-colored pants with no (or minimal) pockets work really well. Choose relaxed fits that fall straight down from the widest part of your hips like our Serene Pant, Petite Serene or Pacific Pant. Pair either of these up with a waist loving top like our Renew Wrap.
Our Smarty Pants work nicely with a Pear Shape as there is lots of room for thicker bottom and thighs. Here we see it with our Justify Jacket a great example of a flattering jacket for a Pear Shape with its one button closure and free-flowing hemline. ( The Clever Cami is underneath the jacket)
Rock those curves!
If you love your curves and want to emphasize them then by all means…show ‘em off! No matter what body type you have, you’ve got to make sure that the clothes properly fit your body’s measurements. Focus on achieving a proportionate body silhouette and leave plenty of room to highlight your best assets.
We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about dressing your body type!