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What Causes a Pear-Shaped Body?

Has it ever happened to you that you see a killer dress in a shop, tried it on and find that it does not in any way look all that flattering on you? I have, and that constant horrible shopping experience resulted to cause my tears to fall and curse my petite pear-shaped body.

My partner, who was with me the last time this happened, who knows my business development and fashion design background, said to me, “Then do something about it.” That realisation felt like a slap to my face, waking me from this shopping nightmare.

I can do something about it and fix the dilemma pear-shaped women like me face with ill-fitting clothing from the racks of clothing shops. That is why I created Pear Collections with the goal of celebrating, supporting, and promoting a welcoming environment for Pear Shaped Women everywhere.

A-Line Skirt for Curvaceous WomenWhat are Pear Shaped Bodies?

Human bodies come in all shapes and sizes – and apparently, they can come in the shape of a fruit too. One of the most common body types, mostly for women, is the pear shape.

Pear shapes are characterised by having wider hips and bottom than our shoulders and bust. You are pear shaped if you have a slimmer upper body and tend to carry more weight around your hips and lower half.

Apart from being a very common body type, one thing we must be confident about is that we have beautiful curves. Please note, however, that your body shape has little to do with your body size and weight.

Regardless of if you are a size 6 or 24, you will still have a pear-shaped body. There is nothing we can do about it since our bone structure dictates our frame. Although there is no way for us to change our basic shape, you can, however, learn to balance your beautiful self to dress to your advantage.

What Causes a Pear-Shaped Body?

Before we dive even deeper, do note that we are not medical professionals and what we share here are just general guidelines to provide information, knowledge, and to inspire to love our beautiful curvy selves. So, ladies, #loveyourcurves.

It is more common for women to tend to be pear-shaped, with fat concentrating more on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. These areas are stubbornly resistant to exercise and healthy eating.

There are elements in our body type that are determined by our bone structure. For example, some people have curvier, rounder buttocks and curvature in their spine. It is not uncommon for some people to have wider hips, shorter legs, or longer torsos than others. Your height can also affect the overall shape of your body.

Genetics also play a role in causing women to have a pear-shaped body. Our genes determine how our bodies accumulate and store fat. In our case, fat concentrates in our hips, thighs, and behinds.

It is important to remember that a lot of what determines our body shape is set in stone by four factors:

  • Our bone structures.
  • Our genetics.
  • The secretion of our hormones.
  • And our overall build.

A deeper understanding of how we pear-shaped women are put together translates to a healthy acceptance and embracing of our body type. And with a more positive outlook, it ultimately leads to a healthier and empowered life.

Another plus factor in embracing your curves is that it makes it so much easier to look for clothing that will flatter your figure. Pear Collections have the knowledge to determine your pear type, and we can give you advice on what will suit your body best.

Do celebrate your curves, and remember, we can get curvy pear-shaped women superbly wrapped.

It’s Good to Balance that Pear.

Pear-shaped bodies have several advantages, even with a little extra “stored energy” in our hips, thighs, and buttocks.

There are positives too for us pear-shaped women:

  • We have beautifully feminine, curvaceous hips and bottoms.
  • Most of us have slender upper bodies with an elegant neck.
  • We have a well-defined and neat waistline
  • It’s the most common and popular shape to be.

If you want inspiration of a well-balanced pear-shaped woman, look at Ashley Graham. She has a typical pear-shaped body. Designers use her curvaceous shape to the best advantage to showcase their designs.

That’s what we at Pear Collections aim to do for you. You are already beautiful as you are, now let’s enhance it some more with clothes that fit your shape and takes advantage of balancing the overall look of your shoulders and hips to create that perfect looking figure.

Getting to know and loving your body boosts your self-esteem. For more articles like these, we enjoin you to sign up for our Newsletter and do check out Our Community Forum and read what our experts have to say.

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