When the season calls for it, it’s time to ditch the jeans and pants and set our legs free. However, not all shorts are created equal. For some of us, acquiring a flattering pair of shorts can be one tall order.
But we at Pear Collections, an Australian Clothing Brand, are confident there is a perfect pair for you out there. After all, we advocate for pear-shaped and curvaceous women to love their curves and design clothing that’s made to fit their bodies.
A pear shaped woman is characterised by having narrow shoulders, smaller bust and waist, wider hips, bigger thighs and buttocks. We are most wide on our belly or hips instead of our shoulders and bust due to the weight distribution of this body type.
Since we are heavier on our bottom half, our biggest hurdle is finding bottom pieces that fit us well and that we can feel good in. And since we are not all cut from the same mould, there can be some of us who can be a slimmer build, and it’s also possible for some of our pear-shaped sisters to be lusciously curvy.
It all depends on how our bodies carry the extra weight, our genetics, and how each of our body parts relates to the other. Pear-shaped bodies are categorised by most fashion designers today into four body types, namely:
Regardless of which type of pear body you have, your hips and thighs are the widest part of your body. As such, our goal in dressing up is to create a balance by adding emphasis on our top half and shift other people’s focus on our lower half to create a more balanced silhouette.
Now, this part is important. Knowing that we have a pear-shaped body is not a liability, since it is the most common body type out there. This means that there are a lot of shopping options for us, but we may run into difficulties finding bottoms that fit properly, like jeans. Of course, it will still vary depending on your specific measurements.
Why Do We Love Shorts (Who Doesn’t)?
Do you adore wearing shorts as much as we do? Then we want you to know that you can wear shorts and look fabulous. It’s not a big deal to wear shorts according to your body shape. But if you want to look your best every time you step out, there are different kinds of shorts that can flatter and complement our body shape.
But why wear shorts? We can ask a counter question to boys and men when they wear shorts. Many women opt to wear shorts because they are comfortable because they like them, and they look good.
Of course, if you’re uncomfortable wearing shorts, you certainly don’t have to. But if you are going to wear a pair, you most certainly can, and we at Pear Collections can help you rock your look in shorts.
Often enough, when we see models in shorts trending, it’s because they look great in them. But they do not look as impressive once we normal folk put them on. Such disasters can play a bad joke on one’s self-esteem, all the while the reason behind is not your body shape, but they are not simply suited for everyone’s body type.
For this reason, shopping for shorts can be a headache (sometimes a heartache) for so many ladies. After all, every woman wants to feel confident and look good in her outfit, as she deserves.
Top 5 Short Styles that Suit Pear Shaped Women.
In order for a pear-shaped woman’s silhouette, look more balanced. Looking for the best shorts often feels like quite a challenge with so many options of shorts for women.
In the same way women’s clothing items look good on different bodies, some shorts complement certain silhouettes better than others. What you need to look for are shorts that do not add volume to your wide hip area and at the same time accentuates your narrowest body part.
1. Slim-fitted Shorts
For pear-shaped lovelies, slim-fitted shorts even out your body and plus make your legs look longer. If you prefer denim, pick cutoffs with exposed pockets, that will give perfect coverage to your thighs.
2. Tailored Chino Shorts
A tailored chino short’s structure and clean lines work quite well, especially for petite pears. The style will hug your curves in the right places.
3. Soft Shorts
Soft shorts mimic the silhouette of a midi skirt, which flatters your pear shape. With slight tailoring for a bit of structure, with a wider pant with ample legroom. As the waistband is higher, the looser leg drapes flatteringly over your hips and thighs, highlighting the smallest part of your body. Look for a mid-rise patterned, boyfriend fit with at least a 5-inch seam.
4. Bermuda Shorts
You might want to consider Bermuda shorts, as their length makes your legs look longer than they actually are. Just make sure that the hemline of the shorts comes above the knee rather than below.
5. High-Waisted Short
For women with pear-shaped figures, high-waisted shorts look great since they highlight your slim waist and hug your curves.
The Tegan Glee Shorts for Pear Shaped Women.
Pear Collection’s Tegan Glee Shorts are designed with our curves in mind. Its construction allows for extra room in the hip and thigh area due to its high back rise. It has a ruffled high-waist detailing that draws eyes to our small waist.
We love The Tegan Glee Shorts’ high-waisted, relaxed. The Tegan Glee Shorts come in 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex, making them super-breathable, especially when worn during hot weather. You can mix and match it with your favourite basics which you already have in your closet. You can pair it with our V-Neck Thang Top and finish off your look with minimal high heels for a fun and flirty look from day to night.
Feel confident in these high-waisted shorts that are a perfect answer for pear-shaped and curvaceous women. The Tegan Glee Shorts are available in Navy Blue. Check out its features:
- Elastic Waist
- Ruffled High Waist
- Side Pockets
- Belt Included
What to consider when shopping for shorts.
Now that you know what type of shorts would look amazing for your body type, it’s time to consider other important factors to consider.
When it comes to clothing, women’s shorts in particular, the material is always a game-changer. Even if you find the best shorts that look stunning on you, it doesn’t mean they’re comfortable. The Tegan Glee Shorts are primarily made of breathable cotton that does not feel itchy, or irritate your skin, perfect for all-day wear.
Regardless of what type of shorts you buy, quality is always of prime importance. Low-quality shorts have that rough-feeling with loose or irregular hems and seams. The best advice we can give you is to choose materials that are durable, hypoallergenic, and stitched nicely and firmly. The last thing you want is for your shorts to fall apart, wear off or tear after putting them on a few times.
Patterns are powerful and completely change the way specific shorts look. For instance, if you look amazing with a wide-leg fit, certain patterns on the shorts can totally ruin the look that makes your body look less proportionate.
Shopping for shorts need not be a harrowing experience to get clothing that is perfect for your pear-shaped body. The bottom line Pear Collections’ Tegan Glee Shorts are a must-have item to add to your capsule collection of pear-shaped wear. Not only will you look great, but more importantly, you feel great and confident in what you’re wearing.