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The Pear Body Shape

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pear shapeThe pear body shape is the most popular body shape for women.

When you look into a mirror, if you’re hips and bottom are wider than your shoulders and you have a smaller bust line, then you have a pear body.

However, if you are endowed in the chest area, your pear shape may become more of an hourglass.

Celebrities with pear shapes include Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Christina Aguilera.

Pears biggest challenge will be finding garments that fit both their waist and hips well, most likely items that fit your waist don’t look good on your bottom and vice versa.

threads and style recommends two things:

  1. A very good tailor to fix any garments that look gorgeous but may just need a little alteration to be a perfect fit.
  2. Choose fabrics for the bottom that have a bit of stretch such as elastine. This will ensure the garment hugs the natural curves of your body.

Follow the below tips to help apple shapes create a more balanced look:

  1. It’s about what’s on top. The focus of your outfit should be on what’s on top. Pear shapes should opt for slim, fitted tops or one shoulder. Button up collared shirts also work a treat. The Fate san paulo shirt and Talulah we danced silk tops are perfect – bright hues to take the focus upward.
  2. Embellished collars and statement necklaces are your new best friend. These pieces naturally draw the eye upward toward the slimmest part of a pear-shaped body. The bigger and brighter the necklace the better! threads and style has a brilliant range of woman’s accessories.
  3. Layer upon layer. Layering garments can balance a pear-shaped body by adding visual interest to the top half of the body. But a word of warning, only layer with light-weight materials otherwise you will look like the tyre man! threads and style love’s ideal layered outfit is a singlet, vest and blazer finished with a statement necklace. The August Street Bowie Vest is an ideal layering piece.
  4. A-line dresses and tops emphasise the upper body whilst slimming wider hips, characteristic of a pear-shaped body. A-line is defined as a garment that is narrower at the top, flaring gently out to make an ‘A’ shape silhouette. Our A-line pick is the Sass paige tonal dress.
  5. A structured garment. Structured pants are a great choice, especially those that skim the hips and thighs of a pear-shaped body. Avoid pants that have heavy detailing or large pockets. Keep the hems of pants, skirts and dresses wide to visually balance a pear-shaped body. The Honey and Beau on the street black pants is a wardrobe staple.

pear body shape was established as an online service to help women look and feel great. We truly believe that if you are confident in the way you look, this will translate to other areas of your life.

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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