How to define a pear-Shaped figure

Those with classic pear-shaped figure have heavier hips and thighs holding all their weight on the bottom halves of their bodies. Small waists and arms are their best assets.

Here are a few key points to remember when dressing a pear shape:

  • Dresses and skirts in lightweight material like chiffon will skim over heavy hips and thighs.
  • Flatter your lower half with a dark-based colour.
  • Avoid side pockets and detailed back pockets on trousers.
  • If you going two-tone, stick to darker tones on your bottom half to instantly flatter hips.
  • Bring the focus on top to keep attention away from your heavier lower half.
  • Light layers that are cleverly styled will minimise your shape without adding extra weight to your look.

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When shopping for your shape the following items should be on the top of your list:

  • Balance out your shape with vibrant colours and prints up top.
  • A longer-line jacket, coat or cardigan will disguise heavier hips.
  • Wide leg trousers, culottes, full skirts and bootleg jeans will balance out your shape.
  • A fine, flowing pleated skirt will hide bigger hips.
  • Hold-you-in briefs, perfect for under dresses and skirts will minimise your bottom half.
  • Statement jackets and bold necklaces make an impact up top and keep attention away from your lower body.
  • Flared dresses will be your best friend.
  • A flattering long-lapel blazer will look slick and elegant.
  • Show off a small waist with a thin belt.
  • Go for figure-fitting tops in bold prints and colours to show off your small torso.

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If you remember these easy points for dressing for your shape, you will look instantly slimmer and feel like a new you.

 

 

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