Styling your clothes to suit your body type is an important factor when dressing up. It is impossible to look good when your clothes aren’t complementing your body type. So, when you’re building your wardrobe, buy pieces that show off your body as opposed to buying trendy pieces.

Today, we will discuss how to style the Pear Body Shape. The Pear Body Shape has wider bottom half compared to the upper half of the body. That is to say full hips/thighs and a small bust. Here, the goal is to take attention from the hips/thighs to the torso (chest) area to give an illusion of balance.

The characteristics of the Pear Body Shape are as follows:

  • Shoulders are narrower than hips and sloped
  • Small top half as well as small bust
  • A defined waist thanks to larger hips
  • Full hips and/or thighs
  • Legs are likely full or muscular
  • Weight gains tend to first be visible around the hips, thighs, and lower midriff

Style on a Budget- Styling your Body Shape Series


Styling your Body Shape Series-The Pear Body Shape 1

Buy tops with wider necklines like off-shoulder tops and those with extra embellishments. Such tops will make your top half look big to match your lower half. Also, they will attract attention to your bust area instead of the thigh/hips.

Fitted tops are great for women with a pear-shaped body because they will highlight your hips. Whilst tops that do beyond your waist will make your hips look bigger, so keep away from them.

Dresses that draw attention to your waist will look great on you. A-line Dresses and wrap dresses will showcase all your assets as they flare out at the hips.

Avoid dresses that are straight cut because they will make you look frumpy. Whereas dresses with extra details on the waist will give a more defined waist and make you look curvy.


Styling your Body Shape Series-The Pear Body Shape 2Dark coloured trousers with no (little) designs are a better fit for pear-shaped women. This is because they remove focus from the hips/thighs. Stay away from skinny/fitted trousers as they emphasise your thighs/hips.

The goal of being stylish isn’t to have a wardrobe filled with trendy pieces but to have pieces that make you stand out.

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