The best way to dress for your bodyshape - Part 1... the pear

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Dressing for your body shape made simple.  In part 1 -  we are focusing on the pear shape.

The pear shape has a small defined waist, smaller bust, narrow shoulders and full hips and thighs.


The aim is to draw the eye away from the widest part - ie hips and thighs.  To create a more balanced silhouette add volume to shoulders and upper body.  Find tops and jackets that will show off your slender upper body and bottoms that minimise by slimming or elegation

Styles to look for:

Boat, cowl, wide V or U necklines

High waisted trousers and skirts

A-line dresses and skirts

Flat front wide leg or straight leg jeans and trousers

Shrug or gilet for layering

Statement necklace and patterned scarves

Shoulder bags


Looks to avoid:

Bias cut dresses and skirts

Baggy tops and tunics

Patterns or embellishment details on hips and thighs

Low waisted skinny jeans

Low slung belts


We hope you enjoyed this weeks blog (don't worry if you are not a pear - we'll be featuring other body shapes in future blogs)

Looking for more inspiration - check out and Pinterest for more ideas to dress for your body shape