How to dress for pear shaped body

The most common body type for women is pear-shaped body.

Your body shape is considered a pear-shaped if – the widest part of your body is below your waist, especially around your hips.

Remember, you can be tall, short, curvy, or skinny and still be pear-shaped.

Read our previous post here if you are yet to find out your body shape.

How to Dress if you have pear-shaped body

If you have a pear-shaped body, your fashion goal is to elongate your figure and look less bottom-heavy. To put it differently, you want to create the illusion of having a balanced body shape.

With this in mind, when you are shopping for clothes or dresses for pear-shaped body, you need to take note of these dressing tips:

1.Wear a blouse with the right length

First and foremost, you should try to choose a blouse/top that extends just below your hipbone. Because it works wonder in extending your torso as well as masking the widest part of your hips.

Secondly, you need to avoid wearing a top with the hemline reaching down to your thighs. Since the long hemline will only make the widest part of your legs look wider, consider tucking it in if it is too long.

Thirdly, you should also give crop top a miss, given that crop top draws unwanted attention to your midsection and hips.

2.Draw attention to your upper body

First, you can start by picking the right necklines, notably clothes with a wide neckline like boat-necks and scoop-necks. These necklines will visually widen your shoulders. Likewise, bust-enhancing necklines namely sweetheart neck can also draw attention to the bust area, at the same time make your bust look fuller. Similarly, a plunging V neckline can also elongate your upper body and draws all the eyes upward.

To shift the focus to your upper body, another quick and easy way is to put on a top in bright colour and print. For the same reason, it is equally important to avoid wearing a bright colour or neon colour bottom. A quick tip: if you must wear white pants or skirts, try to match it with white top too. In sum, always make sure that the bottom is darker than whatever you have on top.

In fact, you can also don top with details at the neck or sleeves. For instance, wearing a blouse with scarf around your neck, top with wide sleeves, top with ruffles or puffy sleeves can instantly create a visually balanced silhouette.

Lastly, you can show off your shoulders with off-shoulder design or toga design to create an illusion of a balanced figure too.

3.Define your waist

Above all, always find a way to incorporate a belt in your outfit. Similarly, try to choose belted dress, wrap dress or A-line dresses that clearly define your waist along with easy-fitting skirt.

For the same reason, you need to steer clear of dresses that have no waist defined. Refrain from wearing drop waist dress.

Besides, you can also wear a slightly fitted top and avoid top that is too loose or baggy.

4.Elongate ur bottom body

In order to make your legs look longer, you can put on flared pants, flared jeans or wide-leg cut pants. Likewise, wearing high waisted structured bottom wear can have the same leg-lengthening effect.

You need to stay away from low waisted pants, tight-fitting pants and skinny pants, given that they will emphasise ur thigh and hips. Also, you need to avoid wearing cargo pants or pants with funky side pockets, as they will make your hips look broader.

Finally, in term of accessories, you may want to put on shoes that have a pointed toe. It makes your legs looking as long as possible.

By now, you should have discovered how easy it is to dress your pear-shaped body.

To look amazing instantly, what you need to do is to simply choose clothes that flatter your pear-shaped figure.

See our list of summer clothes for pear-shaped body. 

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