1 Clothing pear

Pear shapes generally have larger hips compared to the shoulders and waist, and most often with a defined waist.

To balance a pear shape you want to draw attentions to your shoulders and upper body, and go for more neutral colors on the bottom. If you have a defined waist, be sure to accentuate it.

DO

DO TOPS

  • Tops should end either above or below you widest point at the hip
  • Asymmetric hemline
  • Hemlines that are longer in the back
  • Fitted at the waste
  • Wraps
  • Cropped tops
  • Empire line
  • Peplum tops
  • Off-shoulder
  • Layers with a blazer, jacket, cardigan or bolero to add volume and/or vertical lines
  • Long cardigan that creates vertical lines
  • Bright colors
  • Bold patterns
  • Broad padded shoulders
  • Vests
  • Waistcoats
  • Stiff fabric
  • Breast pockets
  • Double breasted styles
  • Wide straps
  • Back yokes
  • Back belts at the waist
  • Trench coat
  • Coats with fuss on top
  • Belted coats
  • Waist length jacket

DO NECKLINE

  • Wide collars and lapels
  • Boat neck
  • Bardot/off-shoulder neck
  • Bateau neckline
  • Embellished necklines
  • V-neck
  • U-necks

DO SLEEVES

  • ¾ length
  • Dropped
  • Dolman sleeves aka. batwing sleeves
  • Wrist or above wrist
  • Cap sleeves
  • Puffed and short sleeves(works best for medium to small bust)

DO BOTTOM

  • High-waist
  • Neutral solid colors
  • Dark colors
  • Plain designs
  • Flat-fronted
  • Full leg line
  • Ankle length
  • Bootcut denim
  • Staight-legged/wide-hemmed (especially if you have longer legs)
  • Tailored flared pants/structured pants (especially if you have longer legs)

DO SKIRT

  • Straight tapered knee length
  • Between the knee and mid calf length
  • A-line
  • Princess cut skirt
  • Maxi skirt

DO SHOES

  • Medium to chunky heel
  • Platforms
  • Wedges
  • Long simple single colored knee boots (neutral colors)
  • Square toe
  • Pointed toe
  • High heels to elongate your legs
  • Peep-toe shoes
  • Neutral boots that cut of just under the knee

DO BAGS

  • Clutch bags
  • Shoulder bags that sit on your waist
  • Chunky and with details attached

DO BATHING SUIT

  • Bright colored/detailed on top
  • Dark/neutral at the bottom
  • Hip sarong

DO ACCESSORIES

  • Statement necklaces
  • Chokers
  • Statement earrings
  • Colorful and bold scarves, shawls and pashminas
  • Wide-brimmed hats

 

AVOID

AVOID TOPS

  • Plain tops
  • Jackets and shirts that ends at your hips
  • Narrow shoulder line
  • Sloping shoulder line
  • Dropped waistlines
  • Dropped panels/extra long shirts
  • Shapeless and oversized tops/sweaters

AVOID BOTTOM

  • Narrow legs
  • Skinny jeans/pants
  • Pleats or creases in the center of the legs
  • Turn-ups at the bottom
  • Wide legs
  • Flared (unless you have long legs)
  • Combat trousers
  • Cropped trousers
  • Culottes
  • Details and patterns
  • Pockets on thigh and hips
  • Belts on the hip
  • Straight skirts
  • Pencil skirts
  • Mini skirts
  • Low-waisted pants
  • Stiff material

AVOID BAGS

  • Shoulder bags and other bags that sits on your hips
  • Clutches (that you hold in your hand around your hip area when your arms are relaxed)

AVOID SHOES

  • Ankle straps
  • Kitten heels
  • Delicate footwear
  • Round toes
  • Ankle/low-cut boots
  • Uggs
  • Over-the-knee boots
  • Extremely high heels
  • Pointy flats
  • Straps around your calf area

AVOID ACCESSORIES

  • Avoid bracelets, as they draw attention to your hips when your arms hang relaxed
  • Colorful belts that accentuates the hips

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