Today, I thought I would start by giving some fashion tips in a little segment I like to call Tailor The Trend. This is just where I take some common body shapes and tell you how to wear the trend pieces tailored to your body.
I am going to start off with all you pear shaped ladies out there which coincidently includes me too. So the pear shape is actually the most common figure proportion out there. Being pear shaped just means that the widest part of your body is below your waist. You can be pear shaped no matter what your height. If you’re a pear, you want to elongate your figure so that you look less bottom-heavy. You want to balance out your hips and your shoulders while showing off your curves and accentuate your top half.
So some tips for you pear shaped girls out there is to try and wear something darker and slimming on the bottom, like dark jeans or a dark knee-length pencil skirt or A-line skirt. It doesn’t always have to be black but make sure that the bottom is solid in colour and darker than whatever you have on top. Also, you want to as a pear, you want to direct attention to your tops. Fun colours, prints, or details at the neck all serve the purpose of drawing the eye away from the hip area. Just make sure that your tops don’t end at your hips because that draws unnecessary attention there.
I have incorporated some fashion piece ideas as well as some looks within the tips and tricks for whenever you are stuck in a fashion rut.
Wear pants or jeans that have a flare on the bottom.
A flared or even straight leg (boyfriend jeans tend to work on all body types too) draws the eye away from your hips and creates a more flattering line for your whole body. I recommend staying away from capri or tapered pants. They drive the eye right to the hips. I have styled some boyfriend jeans in look three as part of a layering outfit because they aren’t too tight on the legs but have a slight flare to balance you out.
Tunic tops or dresses.
Look for one that gives a clean, elongating line while camouflaging everything underneath. Tunics/dresses accentuate your arms and your whole upper body and make you appear taller and leaner at the same time. A huge trend for spring 2014 I check/gingham, so I incorporated a gingham smock dress into look one as it is a tunic style and looks very flattering on us pear shaped ladies.
Make use of jackets.
Try giving more structure to the shoulder area. Choose a jacket that ends past your hips, not at them. A longer jacket, such as a cute blazer, creates a long, lean line and covers the hip area. Brighter colours on top work great for pear shapes so I paired this coral coloured long blazer with straight cut dark wash jeans in look two again to stick with a darker was on the bottom half to disguise where you carry the most weights
Experiment with different necklines.
A deeper, more plunging neckline elongates your upper body and draws all the attention upward. Try wearing a long necklace to fill in the neckline, which also adds to the lengthening of your upper body.
Layer it up.
Layering garments can balance a pear-shaped body by adding visual interest to the top half of the body. Check shirts are a great layering piece for any body type so I have paired this one with a deeper cut neckline top and a long chain necklace. I also paired it with …
Wear shoes with a medium to chunky heel; platforms or wedges are great; opt for long simple single coloured knee boots (neutral colours); a square, or pointed toe works well. I finished off the first look with …
Accessories belong on top.
Most accessories for pear shapes should begin and end on top. The idea is to draw the eye upward. So, avoid belts and embellishments on your lower half and focus on accessorizing the upper portion of your body. Scarves and necklaces are a great way to decorate your neck area, earrings or even a bangle. Try not to overload yourself with too many different pieces, because you do not want to look busy. The idea behind accessorising up top is to create balance by add embellishments to your best body parts. For accessories, I stuck with long, dangly chain necklaces.
So I hope you guys found this helpful and I will see you guys next week with style tips for apple shaped bodies! Bye for now.