STYLING PEAR SHAPE | The objective here is to draw attention to your waistline & above. You (usually) have a small waist, narrow shoulders, with a small to medium sized chest (usually A to C cup) and heavier thighs/calves with a larger bottom.
Look for: ✔️When dressing, try to play up the top half of your body and minimise the bottom. This will prevent the problem of over emphasising any particular area and give you an overall balance in your dressing. ✔️Details help: on your upper body go for beautiful prints, detailed necklines, interesting straps, open collared shirts, exaggerated shoulders.
✔️ Go for a smooth fit at the waist. ✔️ Fitted through the torso looks best on you.
✔️Double breasted jackets suit you.
✔️Styles that end at the top of the hips.
✔️Details around the neck and face such as gorgeous jewellery - you usually have a beautiful décolletage, so play it up with layered fine necklaces or statement earrings.
✔️Classic straight leg trouser/pant/denim. Wide leg pant. Dark colour or very muted pattern on your bottom half. ✔️You will often need to get your pants tailored. Buy to fit your hips and thighs and get the waist taken in. ✔️Look for A-line skirts that flow over your thighs - knee length in dark or muted colours.
✔️ A-line or empire style dress’
✖️ Super fitted dresses [no bandage styles]. Dress’ with pleats or bulk around the hips or bottom. ✖️Capri pant/Cullotes that stop mid calves. Leggings and skinny leg jeans worn with tops that end mid thigh.
✖️Large pockets, horizontal stripes or bold patterns on your bottom half.
✖️ Blazer/coat [think pea coat] finishing mid thigh. This will cut you off horizontally making you appear heavier and shorter.
I hope this is helpful!