The Best Clothes for a Pear Shaped Body
Image from Mango Lookbook 2016
Today we are going to take a little time out to discuss the best styles for pear shaped women. But just what do we mean by pear shaped? Pear shaped girls tend to carry a little more width around the hip, thigh and booty area whilst being narrower across the shoulders bust and torso creating the classic pear shape. When you are a pear it’s all about adding a little more to the top whilst minimising the bottom half to create a balanced silhouette. With a little good style advice pear shaped ladies can look fabulous all of the time. We have brought together our top tips to help you dress like a pear pro!
Best clothes for pear shaped women
Choosing a Flattering Top
One the perks of being a pear is an enviably slim torso and waist so when it comes to choosing a top or shirt you can afford to go fitted especially around this area. You can also go wild with bright styles and colours as this helps to draw attention and emphasise the waist whilst balancing out a shapelier bottom half. A tailored shirt is especially flattering for a pear as it will add volume to narrow shoulders and bust. Beware styles that are on the short side and those that stop above the hips. These will have the effect of emphasising your largest point and cutting you off in the middle. Check out some of the most flattering styles for this season below.
Use layers of tank tops, blouses, and cardigans to give the illusion of added size
Tops in bright colours and prints draw attention to your upper body.
Wide necklines like boat-necks and scoop-necks visually widen your shoulders.
Tops that extend just below you hipbone, will visually extend your torso and mask the widest part of your hips.
The Best Jeans for Pear Shaped Women
Every woman should have a great pair of denims in her wardrobe but frustratingly for a pear this can be a tricky area to get right. Jeans in pale washes will emphasise curvier bottoms and thighs whilst hipster styles will create focus at your widest point. We suggest opting for a dark wash, avoiding very snug skinny fits and trying boot-cut or gently flared styles that will flatter your assets rather than fighting against them. The best styles for pear shaped women should also be fitted rather than tight and sit above the hips. We have brought together a few of our favourite pear friendly styles below.
Choose your jeans that are straight leg or flared at the bottom.
Picking out a Great Skirt
A skirt can be a great fashion choice for a traditional pear shape. A line styles will skim over larger areas whilst creating focus on a small waist. Some midi or maxi styles can also look great as long as the fit is not clingy and the waist line is high. Steer away from minis or pencils which will simply stick to your most troublesome areas and can make you look bigger than you are. Try some of the best styles for pear shapes below.
So Pears be proud of your gorgeous curves. By following some simple fashion basics, you can show your body off to its best potential and look uber stylish along the way. The best clothes for a pear shaped body work with it, not against it. Update your wardrobe with some super flattering pear styles today!