PEAR SHAPED WOMEN: party dresses. 1) Empire Waist will emphasize your waist and “slim” down your hips; are best worn right above the knee. 2) A-line; looks like it’s flaring out like an A. 3) Wrapped dressest: creates a ruching to the side of the dress that effectively hides and flatters your hip and tummy area. 4) Shoes; nude color shoes help elongate your legs and adds more height
PEAR SHAPED WOMEN: how to downplay your curves: dark wash jeans or black dress pants. Vertical details will slim down the hip-area (pleats, stitches & visible zippers). Tops, sweaters and jackets that extend just below your hipbone (helps skim over your hips. Hip-length tops only draw attention to the area it hits). Avoid lengths across the widest part of your hips/legs - your thighs. Hip & thigh hugging shapewear. Heels elongate your lower body and make your hips, thighs & legs look slimmer.
PEAR SHAPED WOMEN: accentuate your upper body: Necklines stretching horizontally (boat neck, straight, etc.). Although a wrap neckline is slimming on your torso, it adds interest to your bust Light (white, light pink, etc). Bright & bold colors (reds, orange, electric blue, etc.). Details such as stripes, polkadots, sequins, zippers, large collar/lapels, other eye catching embellishments. Bell & kimono sleeves. Bust-enhancing necklines (bustier & sweetheart). A good push-up bra. Scarves.
PEAR SHAPED WOMEN: How To Create Visual Balance between your top & lower half by wearing clothes that make your shoulders look broader. Jackets & tops need to finish above or below the widest point of your hips & bottom. Layering on your top half creates visual interest and draws the eye upwards. Wear volume, clutter, pattern, color on your top half, so hips and thighs will seem narrower. Wear fitted styles around your waist and always accentuate your waistline.
PEAR SHAPED WOMEN: Bright on top, dark on bottom. Outfits for pear shaped women are all about balance – unless we decide to show off our curvy hips and derriere. There are many ways to create balance – fabrics, embellishments, color. A bright shirt to makes the top half visually appear wider. The dark trousers are doing the exact opposite: make the lower half look slimmer.