Dressing up is an all-important part of our daily routines, we know how frustrating it can be at times to dress yourself as a pear-shaped woman. Regardless if, we are known as the most common female body shape, and for having enviable curves and feminine look.
The main issue in having a pear-shaped body is finding the right clothes that flatters our hips, buttocks, and thighs. Recall this if you can, have you ever paid attention to the fact that there are outfits that flatter your body shape while there are some, not so much? I’m sure you have,
Being a pear-shaped woman myself, I struggled to love myself and feel comfortable in my own skin since I was a young girl as I grew into my curves. I happen to grow up being a petite pear, thank you very much. It was only in July 2019 that I realised it doesn’t matter what we look like; what matters is accepting yourself for who you are and loving yourself.
This realisation helped me understand that it affects everything about you, more than just your looks. It can even shape your experiences and how you perceive the world around you.
The most important thing is that we feel comfortable with ourselves, no matter what aspects of our bodies we consider. The act of dressing up contributes a lot to your overall sense of well-being, as it gives you that feel-good factor while elevating your mood as well.
This prompted me to put up Pear Collections, an Australian Clothing Brand that advocates and supports pear-shaped and curvaceous women to love their curves, feel beautiful, and celebrate themselves with specifically designed clothing made to fit their bodies.
To define it more clearly, a pear-shaped woman is one who has a heavier bottom part than that her upper half. This means that her hips are slightly wider as compared to her shoulders and waist.
A pear-shaped woman can be skinny, petite, or tall. Regardless of size, she generally has heavier thighs, calves, or generally any part, from the waist down.
Challenges Finding Clothes for Tall, Pear-Shaped Woman.
It’s a bit saddening that tall, pear-shaped women don’t catch too many breaks in finding clothing that fits well and flatters their figures. We do understand that not only do you have to dress for your height, but you also have to dress for your fabulous shape.
But instead of looking at it as challenge, the best approach to dressing a pear-shaped body, tall, petite, plus-size or otherwise, is to take advantage of your curvaceous bottom half and draw attention to it instead of simply covering it.
If you happen to be a tall woman with a pear-shaped body, you’re no exception. Apart from taking inseam and length into consideration, it all comes down to striking a balance between your narrow upper half and wider bottom part.
For example, if you do not have an issue with your thighs, then choosing to wear clothing that ends above the knees will definitely look good on you. What this does is give prominence to your bottom half and show off your legs, which are the better part of a pear-shaped body’s silhouette.
Not Just for Tall Pears
If you have a pear-shaped body, congratulations, you are in good company. At Pear Collections, we find it better to highlight our gorgeous curvy hips instead of downplaying or hiding them.
We are reluctant to put women into boxes, as we feel that having confidence in your own choices and personal style should be nurtured and encouraged that suits your body height and shape.
Finding the right pieces for a tall, pear body type can be tricky. Dressing for a pear shape is all about balancing your narrow shoulders and bust to your waist, regardless of your height.
We fully understand that pear shapes come in all different builds, and heights, so we’ve made sure to suit tall girls and women too. What matters to us is that you are comfortable, and more importantly, feel good in whatever it is you choose to wear.
For tall pears, our range also comes with lengthened hems and styles that will suit your curves and are universally flattering. Rather than concealing parts of yourself, we encourage you to embrace your pear shape and celebrate your curves through your style and Pear Collections’ capsule wardrobe.
The idea of selecting outfits according to your body type is outdated. More often than not, these outfits are often used to conceal parts of your body. With Pear Collections, we aim for you to celebrate those parts and help you choose outfits that make you feel confident.
Note that finding the perfect dress styles for pear-shaped bodies need not be restrictive or be confined to specific styles. Regardless of your body shape, we can help make it work for you, be fabulous, and more importantly, feel good.
Build a Flattering Wardrobe for a Tall, Pear Shape
When dressing a pear shape, the key is to balance it out. To achieve perceived perfection, you need to strike a balance in whatever shape you may be. Yes, you can break a few “rules” and still look great. But note that there may be outfits that a petite pear will look great in but may not necessarily work for taller pears, and vice versa.
Being tall is already an asset in itself since you can immediately draw attention upwards. Playing with lines, colours, and patterns to draw attention to length or elongate your body is not a big issue for you.
Pear shapes look great with tops that draw attention upwards. Since you are already tall, pick styles that accentuate your waistline and highlight your shoulders. To distract people from your lower half, pick bright colours and prints on your top half, plus the use of statement jewellery such as chunky necklaces, and earrings.
Strike a balance by adding extra bulk on top. Double-breasted jackets, pussy-bow detailing, ruffles, and statement sleeves will boost your bust and broaden your shoulders, evens out your proportions.
Tucking your top into high-waisted skirts and trousers with fitted dresses with cropped jackets will also help. And never underestimate the transformative power given by cinching in your midsection with a belt.
Dresses with waist detail accentuate the smallest part of your figure while skimming over your hips for a flattering look.
It’s important to know that these styling tips are not meant to discourage you from dressing in any other way. The beauty of it is, no two bodies are exactly the same.
What’s more important to keep in mind is that body positivity comes first and foremost to everything. The tips presented here are to help you in a manner that keeps you comfortable while looking your best self and loving your body, just the way it is.
Actress Audrey Hepburn once said: ‘Happy girls are the prettiest.’ She’s right, of course, so it makes a lot of sense to wear what you love.
Some women would only wear clothes that are traditionally best for their body shapes, while there will be those who follow no rules at all. There is no right or wrong approach, what matters is the end result of making you feel great.
Don’t get tied with rules that you forget to have fun in the clothes you wear. Whatever body shape you may have, just remember: You are beautiful.
With Pear Collections, you can be comfortable while looking great and feeling even better. Visit our shop and build up your wardrobe with our capsule collections and fill it with quality, versatile, long term, mix, and match garments especially made to suit the pear-shaped you.