pear

Key items:

  • A-line skirt
  • A-line dress
  • Wrap dress
  • V-neck T-shirts

Pear-shaped women have larger hips than bust measurement. Their waist may be trim, then curve out like the fiber-rich fruit.

Skirts: A-line skirts that just skim the hip and float away from the body are most flattering.

Shirts: Shirts with volume on top can also be flattering, because the volume balances out a larger lower half. V-neck shorts or blouses also work for this body type because the attention is drawn upward.

Pants: Slim-fit pants or skinny-fit are always a bad idea. Trouser-cut jeans and pants, or a bootcut style works best to balance out a pear shape.

Dresses: Wrap dresses in solid or simple prints emphasize a trim center. A-line dresses with a cinched waist have this same effect. Empire waist dresses are also flattering, because they draw attention away from thighs and hips and hide them.

Try this!

An attention getting jewelry piece, such as a bold necklace or earrings, bring the attention to your upper, rather than lower, half.