A spotlight on ‘pear shaped’
A ‘pear’ body shape is a classically feminine shape; you fall into the ‘pear’ category if you have a small bust and slim shoulders, and your hips, thighs or bum are bigger than your top half. You may tend to put on weight on your lower half, and may feel self-conscious about these parts of your body – but there’s really no need. With a few quick fashion fixes you can highlight your best bits, and minimise those you’re not so crazy about, so you can look and feel at your most fabulous.
Show off yourtop half and highlight your gorgeous arms, shoulders and décolletage with strapless tops and dresses. Team with a strapless bra like the Evie Strapless Bra, which will also be useful under embellished strappy tops – another great look for the pear shape. For colder days, opt for a jacket with shoulder pads as a cover up, this will help balance out your hips; be sure that jackets cut off above the hip line for the most flattering look.
To create a sexy silhouette, emphasise your small waist by accessorising with a thin belt across your slimmest part. Dresses which nip you in at the waist are also incredibly flattering – look for dresses with circle or A-line skirts which will skim over your hips and streamline your shape so you can unleash your inner femme fatale. Wearing block colours on your bottom half will elongate your legs and balance out your hips, creating a sophisticated look no matter what the occasion.
Investing in the right underwear will also help you feel fabulous and create a smooth base underneath your clothes, meaning they will fall properly and comfortably. A padded or push-up bra like the Amor Sweetheart Moulded Bra will give you a boost of confidence and help you show off your best assets.