The Ultimate Guide To Dressing Slimmer: Pear Shape

Stop obsessing over those pesky holiday pounds and start wearing clothes that help you to look your best. Over the next few days, we’ll show you how to find the most flattering pieces for your figure based on your body shape.

Pear shaped women are similar to the letter “A” with narrow shoulders and fuller hips and thighs. To balance out proportions, you should strategically emphasize the top half while deemphasizing the bottom half.

dress_slimmer_pear.gifSmart Style Strategies:

Look for styles that equalize your hips like jackets with strong shoulders and wide neck tops.

Add interest above the waist with bold prints and details like ruffled tops and statement necklaces.

Wear darker hues on the bottom.

Opt for mid rise straight, wide or boot cut pants, they’re better than skinny jeans at balancing out your proportions.

Keep bottoms simple by avoiding anything that adds unnecessary volume like pleats or patch pockets.

Long cardigans and jackets worn open can minimize hips and thighs.

Avoid dresses and skirts that taper in at the knee.

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