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5 Tips to Dressing a Pear Shaped Body

Whether you’re petite or tall, we here at Pear Collections believe that being confident in your demeanour and proud of your body shape is an essential “first step.” We love our curves, and it is no secret that dressing according to our pear body type has tremendous value.

Putting together an ensemble that fits our body like a glove, can instantly make us far more confident and comfortable. Along with it, it helps project our inner strength with how we communicate and how we carry ourselves.

By being fully acquainted with your body structure, flaunting your physical assets and dream outfits becomes a reality. A contemporary yet comfortable apparel that hugs our body type goes a long way in making us feel our most confident, bold and classy version of ourselves.

Knowing and embracing your body can free you from insecurities and allows you to be confident in your own skin. When a person has this level of confidence, he or she will always look great and feel great. With fashion, we can always inject our personality, or we can even assert our power or womanhood.

5 Tips to Dressing a Pear Shaped Body by Pear CollectionsThe Pear-Shaped Body

The pear-shaped woman is characterised by curvy hips, broad thighs, and a full rear. In addition to a small bust and a defined waist, pear shapes also have narrow shoulders. Keeping your proportions in check means emphasising your upper body while de-emphasising your lower body.

It’s Important to Note: Body type is largely determined by your genetics and bone structure rather than by our weight and height. It is clear, however, that we must take these factors into consideration when dressing. Also note that what we share here are not rules, these guidelines are mere fashion suggestions to help you along until you develop your own style and what works best for you.

The female body is a marvel, and we should celebrate it, no matter what the size or shape. We all have features and attributes to be proud of.

The Importance in Dressing for Our Curves

Our curves are a major source of pride. Yes, we know how daunting it could be to dress for our curves, and we are not usually taken into consideration when fashions are created. Ironic, since more than half of women in the population are pear-shaped.

When shopping for outfits, it is not only important to consider what suits our body shape. We also need to consider what will make us feel powerfully confident in our own skins.

Unlike many brands that only offer extended sizing options, Pear Collections is designed with curves in mind. This is done to ensure each style is cut to flatter the areas we need it most.

By being fully aware of our shape, it helps us create a simple formula of what works for our silhouette. Having a sense of style is about feeling good about yourself.

The advantage of a pear-shaped body type is that you can create the illusion of an hourglass figure, that is, if you learn how to style it correctly. We have narrow shoulders and wide hips. The only thing we need to do is strike a balance.

Top Tips for Dressing Pear Shaped Body

In dressing a pear-shaped body, one general guideline can be universally followed: create a strong shoulder. The aim is to create a look that pulls the eye up, to help in balancing out your hips.

The name of the game is to play with proportions that balances out your body. Pear shapes look fabulous in statement tops that draw attention upward and highlights our waists. Also play with proportions that elongates the body. And don’t forget about accessories like dramatic necklaces and earrings. They are your secret weapons.

1.  Start at the Top

Go wild with tops, pear-shaped ladies. When it comes to choosing fun tops, the world is our oyster. This works even better if you love bright colours and bold patterns. If you are confident enough to try pattern mixing, go for it. Power pieces for us when it comes to tops are:

  • Plunging V-necks (in any silhouette)
  • Bell sleeves
  • Scoop, Cowl, and necks

Structured tops give definition around our narrow shoulders and draws attention to our narrow waist. This is even more evident if you tend to be on the curvy side – make sure to flaunt it!

2.  Add Layers

This holds true for every shaped woman, not just pears. Where the hems of jackets and coats hit makes a lot of difference. Pear shapes look fabulous in A-line and princess cuts and waist-length jackets.

Any piece of outwear works best if they hit the mid-thigh. Boxy coats can also work, but to make it work its best, go for a cropped style that emphasises your waist.

Going for a corporate look? Go for Pear Collections’ Jess Jacket. Rock that corporate look while showing off your personality.

3.  Perfect Dresses

When it comes to dresses, pear-shaped women have a wide range of options. Dropped and embellished necklines, dramatic sleeves, open backs, and belted styles works great for our slenderer upper body.

A-line style dresses look fantastic on us, which also works for skirts too. Hemlines that hit right below our knees elongates our frame and creates the illusion of having slender hips and thighs. What’s great about them? They’re super comfy.

4.  Best Jeans and Pants

Having fun with printed and dynamic top shapes? It is a great idea to pick more subtle and dark colours on your bottom half. Bootcut and flare denim are great and safe options to help you balance out your proportions.

For ladies on the petite side, bootcut and classic trouser fits looks elongating. A floor-grazing fit when you’re into flares with heels will do wonders.

If you really want to be in skinny jeans, because they’re simply awesome. We haven’t forgotten about you. Pear Collections’ Joy Curves Jeans, are made of super-soft stretch denim, show off your curves while feeling comfortable.

5.  Don’t Forget About Accessories

Layered, chunky or statement necklaces that hit above the bust were made for you. Do you love earrings? The bigger, the better! Do you like wide-brimmed hats? You’re in luck! Few body shapes can rock them, you can!

Elongating your legs and accentuating your small waist is easy with Pear Collections’ Pear Perfect and Eternity Adjustable Belts.

If all this talk of dressing your pear shape has made you hungry to try new options, visit The Pear Collections Shop, and to learn more, do check out Style Tips & Tricks and join the Pear Community today.

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