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5 Tips to Styling Your Petite Pear Shaped Body

There are so many women who are looking to create an image that reflects who they are. One reason why it seems too difficult is that things we feel, and our bodies, are constantly being manipulated by media.

This is compounded with images of women looking effortlessly stunning. This results in having women feel at odds with their bodies and waste time focusing upon their perceived imperfections.

We at Pear Collections are your best travelling companion in your journey in embracing your own and true body. The Pear Community will help empower and inspire you to rediscover to love yourself, your beautiful curves, and to share and support others on the same path.

Whatever shape your body is in, it is healthy, it’s yours, and you are beautiful. The right clothes are just icing on an already beautiful cake. Use them to celebrate all that you can be to yourself and to others.

Breakdown of What a Pear-Shaped Body Is

If you can draw a triangle over your body’s silhouette, starting from the top of your chest down to each side of your shapely hips, then congratulations – you are pear shaped.

A pear-shaped body stands out with their thighs and full hips as focus points. This is accompanied by a fabulously defined slender waist, narrow shoulders, and small bust.

Admittedly, being pear-shaped has its pros and cons, much like any other body shape. On one hand, pear-shaped bodies possess an ultra-feminine silhouette that is one of the sultriest and sought-after body types in pop culture.

On the other hand, it poses styling difficulties. We, at Pear Collections, believe all women are beautiful, and we are here to promote a body positive image and a positive shopping experience.

A Petite Pear

It is not uncommon that when most people hear ‘Pear Shaped,’ their minds register an image of a tall, full-figured, curvy woman that has made this body type quite famous. However, a lesser-known demographic of women that has similar difficulties in finding clothes that fit exists.

Yes, I am talking about us Petite Pears. Like our taller and/or plus-sized sisters out there, we have the same physical attributes of a pear-shaped woman. Defined waist, narrow shoulders and curvy hips, the only difference is, we come in a smaller package.

At Pear Collections, it is our firm belief that each body has their own unique treats, and we equally believe that everyone is beautiful. Including us petite pears and, full-figured and plus-sized sisters.

5 Tips to Styling Petite Pear

When styling pears, it is important to always keep in mind to set the focus on our best assets, particularly, our defined waistline. Striking a balance to create a flattering and well-balanced silhouette can be achieved by utilising several techniques.

For us, petite pears, we must aim to draw attention to our narrow waistline and balance out our narrow and sloping shoulders. Styling starts with knowing and loving your body and knowing how to use clothes and accessories to flatter, not hide.

What’s frustrating it is that the fashion industry seems to change ideas and designs so frequently. Just when we have found a style or colour that suits us, it changes in a flash. It’s that spooky.

Of course, change is good and can be liberating. But being forced to make immediate changes is not fun. So, at Pear, we try to spare you from this dilemma by promoting capsule wardrobe. With a capsule wardrobe, you build up a set number of pieces that works well with each other, sparing you from unnecessary spending and ‘season fashion shock.’

Consider the following tips to help you rock your look and create an impact that lasts.

1. Emphasise and draw focus to your upper body.

Go wild with full detailed tops and blouses, ruffles, embellishments, and much else. By employing additional detailing to the upper half of your body will balance out your heavier lower half. Try bold colours, texture, and fun patterns.

2. Flaunt your defined waist.

Show off your naturally defined waist by going for empire dresses and A-line skirts. Avoid wearing clothing and accessories that hang loose around that fabulous midsection.

3. Elongate your lower half.

Pencil skirts or formal pants or trousers with subtle vertical lines creates an illusion of a longer lower half. This simple hack is especially helpful in solving bottom heavy styling woes. It can also give you a polished feel and avoid the risk of looking stumpy.

4. Bring on the A-lines and wide-legged pants

An A-line silhouette bridges the hip-waist differential. It comes closest to accentuating your natural form, and the flared bottom does a great job at balancing out your heavy bottom. Stock on A-line skirts and dresses for that easy-to-wear chic.

High waist wide-legged pants help in toning down the body yet still stay feminine. Pair it with a smart button down, and you’ll have a stylish contemporary ensemble at your disposal.

Bootcut style jeans are your saviour when it comes to denim. You can create the illusion of smaller hips with its subtle flare at the hem. Additionally, it lengthens your legs while still showing off your fabulous curves.

5. Accessorise!

For us pear-shaped women, accessories are our best friend. Whether it’s a belt to cinch up your waist or a dainty scarf to pair with your tops. Using these elements are springboards and talking points of your look.

For a pear-shaped body, comfort is important. You can wear clothing that hugs your curves but does not cling. It is often more flattering when there are no bumps around the hips or if it doesn’t show any lumps.

Always keep in mind that a good fit holds the key to a petite pear shape looking her best. To learn more, do check out Style Tips & Tricks and join the Pear Community today. And for clothing that is designed to flatter your curves, Shop at Pear Collections.

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We hope you love your Pear purchase but in case you change your mind, don’t worry, we get it!

- Within 30 days of purchase.

- If your purchase is unworn and in its original condition.

- Include your receipt to receive a full refund.

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Return postage is at the expense of the customer; however, should you wish to exchange your item we will send out the replacement at no further cost to you.

- Make sure your item is in its original condition with the receipt.

- Please post your item to 58 Elise Street, Banora Point, NSW, 2486

- Once your package has been received we check the items. On approval we will process your return/exchange.

For refunds, you will be refunded within 1 to 5 business days.

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