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Your body type is: Pear

As a Pear Body type (sometimes called triangle), your hips are larger than your bust and you have a nicely defined waist. You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body. Your waist is your best asset so don’t be afraid to show it off.

How to Dress a Pear Body Shape

The key to dressing a pear body type is to enhance and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your upper body while emphasizing your waist and de-emphasizing your lower body to create a balanced, hourglass appearance. Create the most curvaceous effect by mixing and matching our suggested separates.

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Look for tops that will will help balance your lower half while accentuating your defined waist:

  • Tops with nipped or fitted waists.
  • Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V or U necks.
  • Structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves.
  • Embellishments around the bust and shoulders.
  • Bright colors and bold patterns.
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Look for bottoms that will minimize your lower half:

  • Pants that fall straight from the widest part of your hip.
  • Avoid details such as whiskering and embellished pockets.
  • A-Line skirts.
  • Lightly gathered skirts that skim your body without adding volume.
  • Darker colors, clean lines and simple stitching.
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Look for bottoms that will minimize your lower half and tops that add volume to your bust and create the illusion of an elongated shoulder line:

  • Wide-set straps.
  • Moderate to full coverage bottoms.
  • Light colored tops that are ruffled, embellished, patterned or padded.
  • Dark bottoms or waist bands.
  • Scoop or high-cut legs.
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