How To Style A Pear Shape Body

Let's discuss how to embrace your pear-shaped body.

We are going to outline a quick recap of the best outfits/silhouettes for this body type for a quick reference. The pear-shaped body carries more weight on the thighs and hips therefore we want to balance it out by bringing the focus to the upper part of the body.

  • You can bring focus with fancy tops, bright colors or eye-catching patterns.
  • Make sure you highlight your defined waist by avoiding boxy or oversized tops and instead select well-fitted tops and bottoms to accentuate your waistline.
  • Tops with pads or ruffled sleeves are great since these details will elongate your shoulder line.
  • Wear dark colored bottoms to draw attention to the upper body part.
  • Sleeves are very important to keep an eye on. 
    • As volume is added to the shoulders, make sure sleeves taper otherwise a wide length at the end will only add more weight to the lower body and cause an imbalance.
  • Neckline are very important aspect for a pear-shaped body.
    • Try to wear wide collars instead of narrow collars to balance the proportions to the hips.
    • Add fancy accessories on the collar to again maintain the attention to the upper body.

Summary:

Pants:

  • Dark color tone pants with no embellishment
  • Tonal with top but basic pants
  • Loosely fitted bottoms (tight bottoms will accentuate hips)
  • Wide leg pants
  • Boot leg pants
  • Flare pants
  • Straight leg pants

Tops:

  • Neck detail blouse
  • Cropped top with round neckline (avoid v-neckline)
  • Chunky Sweater with wide neckline
  • Fitted shirt

Skirts:

  • Skirts will elongate your body.
  • A-line skirts
  • Wrap skirts
  • Full skirts
  • Flare or pleated skirts

Dresses:

  • Dresses are perfect for showing off the waist line on a pear-shaped body.
  • Empire silhouette
  • A-line silhouette
  • Bandeau dresses
  • Cross wrap dresses

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