This week I looked into the ‘pear shape’ female body.
Yes I know what you are thinking;
shut up it just sounds like an insult! However it’s just a label ladies and to be honest I know my models (after taking the chanel 4 quiz) found it quite useful knowing the tips and tricks to dressing your shape.
If you do fit into this category then firstly you are not alone and secondly look below for the result of the questionnaire taken by my pear shape model.
You are a medium-height pear shape!
Oh you juicy, juicy pear! It’s time to embrace your voluptuous femininity and make the most of your assets. You have a flat stomach most women would die for so accentuate your curves with a wrap-around dress and go for big bold patterns. Avoid clingy fabrics and instead work stiff or floaty fabrics that don’t stick to your thighs. When it comes to buying jeans, try a boot-leg cut - they will lengthen your legs. If you are wearing heels, buy a pair of jeans which are long enough to skim the floor. Choose a pair with extra big back pockets and your bum will look smaller!
Image-Credit/Words Above: Channel 4 ‘Pear’ Body-shape
So anyway below are the top picks I found on my travels for all you ‘Pears’ out there :
(Excuse the poor image quality the photo’s were taken on a phone as pronto as possible before the store assistants told us off! )
Primark Black Smock Dress £13
There is an urban myth that curvy people can’t wear baggy/ floaty clothes because they drown out the body, adding excess pounds and that the best way to flatter is to wear clothes that cling to show of your shape. This is not necessarily always true, it depends on the item of clothing, on the material and the way it sits on your body so I think you can definitely mix between the two. This dress is great because:
1. It’s black and everyone looks good in black, it’s simple, it’s original and it’s classic.
2. The floaty hippy like style drapes over the widest part of a pear shape body- the hips and so creates a much more smoother silhouette.
H&M Leather Bodycon Skirt £12.99
Before you run away screaming at the word take a step back and give it a chance. I myself have never owned anything leather until recently and now its one of the staple items in my wardrobe. This skirt is flattering because:
1. It’s black- literally the colour is a girls best friend for hiding the odd bump here and there.
2. Yes it’s a bodycon skirt however as you can see for a pear shaped figure instead of highlighting the parts of your body you may be unhappy with such as hips and thighs it pulls in at the skinniest part of your body; your waist. Peared with a loose chemise or t-shirt and it makes for a smooth outline.
3.It’s leather-look and leather has been all over the runways this season.
Topshop £25 (Sale)
This jumper is a must have for the winter season, its a jumper dress so it fits just like you would want a jumper to: loose where it needs to be and long enough so that it can be worn with leggings. Buy this jumper because:
1. Another urban myth: vertical lines slim and horizontal ones widen. Normally this is true, but with this jumper the orange and black stripes actually create an illusion and the end result is a jumper that looks good, fits well and is something you don’t need to just wear around the house.
2. IT’S IN THE SALE- was £40 and now £25. Buy It Now!
Topshop Green Maxi-Dress £45
Everyone wants that one dress that makes them feel a little bit like they are walking on the red carpet and this is defintely one of those items. To be honest it would probablly be even more flattering in black as it does cling to those wanted and also nwanted places however I wanted to use something that shouts ‘look at me’ and not ‘look at me i’m wearing black…again’. Invest in this dress because:
1. Pear-shapes tend to have small top halfs and this dress fits someone with a smaller chest. Hurrah!
2. It’s floor length elongates the body without even putting on six inch heels.
These are just a few little pics for you to look at, if you are like my model and have a pear-shaped body don’t hide away the curves completely just dress to flatter.
Obviously i’m not stating that if you do happen to have a bodyhape similar to the one above it does not then mean you must stay within the limits and can not wear other items of dress such as shorts and jeans, you can wear whatever you choose to wear; just the shapes above tend to flatter your figure well.
Think: Cinched in waists, foaty fabrics, clothes that elongate rather than shorten.
Thanks for reading