Shepherd's Fashion Friday Body Shape Series - The Pear

Shepherd's Fashion Friday Body Shape Series - The Pear

Fashion changes, but dressing for your body shape is always in style. In this era of body positivity, we say love the shape you’re in...and  the curves that come with it!

Call it Pear-shape, call it a Triangle: Whatever you use to describe this lushly curvaceous figure, doesn’t matter nearly as much as bringing out its best attributes!

Pear-shaped or triangle generally figures are defined by:

- Hips that are wider than their shoulder line
- A flat tummy
- Narrow shoulders
- A petite bosom
- A fuller booty
- A long torso

The Sweet Spot:

- Pear shapes look great in tailored-fitting jeans
- They bring a whole new level of feminine to dainty tops with their trim bosom and sleek shoulders
- They breathe life into bold colours and wild patterned tops like no other shape
- Dresses with bateau necklines, dramatic sleeves and belted styles play up all the positives in this figure type – even maxi styles lengthen and elongate in all the right ways


How to make the most of your shape:

The name of the game is to balance and elongate. Boost the impact with tops that can be gorgeously patterned and coloured to draw the eye upward. Higher necklines or plunging v-necks, cowl necks and bell-sleeves in more structured or fitted tops add great definition.

Pear shaped women tend to have little waists (the
envy of their sisters), so choose wide belts, A-line shapes and jersey or stretchy fabrics to hug in all the right places.

And the bottom?  Although this shape may need an alteration or two when it comes to bringing in waist bands, the result is a wonderfully curvy and feminine silhouette. To create balance with those big, bold coloured tops and sweaters, the Pear could wear boot cuts and flares.  Darker colours, piping down the middle of the leg, vertical details and flat pockets to create the illusion of length.

Jewelry? Yes, Yes, YES! Go wild with short statement necklaces that accent the neckline or long jewelry and accessories that add a vertical line to the silhouette. These will help elongate the body and bring the eye up and down. 


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1 comment

My measurements are 36" 28 38’
What shape is that I just know I can’t wear a pencil skirt ! I do like wide pants

Trudy Turner

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