What Not To Wear If You Are Pear-Shaped

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Dress for Pear Shaped Body

If you have a pear-shaped figure then you are bottom-heavy. You have rounded hips and bottom, and the challenge to dressing your body type is to give an illusion of a more balanced figure. In order to do that, you need to gain a better understanding of what not to wear if you have a pear-shaped figure.

7 Dresses Not To Wear If You Are Pear-Shaped

1. Don’t Wear Skinny Fit Jeans

Since you are heavier around your hip and bottom region, you need to avoid wearing jeans or trousers that taper. So skinny fit jeans, leggings, and other pants that accentuate your pear shape should be avoided at all costs. Instead, opt for straight-cut jeans, palazzo pants, or even boot-cut jeans.

Pear Body Shape Cothes
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2. Avoid Wearing Belts

Since the aim is to take focus away from the hips, wearing belts or scarves or any other accessories around the hip region is best avoided. Wide belts are especially bad as they tend to emphasize the size of your hip, making it more obvious.

3. Say No to Bodycon Dresses

Bodycon dresses are just not for you. These are dresses to avoid a pear-shaped look. There is no way to camouflage the pear shape in the all-too-revealing bodycon dress that clings to one’s body and shows off every curve. Empire-waist dresses will work well on a pear-shaped body as the fitted bodice followed by the flowing skirt is perfect to show off one’s narrow shoulders while cleverly keeping the hip areas hidden at the same time.

[Also Read: Simple Tips to Get a Chic Look in Bodycon Outfits]

Bodycon Dresses
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4. Avoid Pastel Coloured trousers

As we all know, dark colours tend to make one look slimmer. So going by that logic, dark-colored trousers are your best friends, while pastel colored trousers are to be avoided at all costs.

Dress for pear shaped body
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5. Don’t Wear High-Waisted Pants

High-waisted pants are just not a good idea if you have a pear-shaped figure. They do nothing to hide your heavy bottom and will in fact make it look so much more obvious. So opt for low-rise pants instead to keep your figure looking more balanced.

[Also Read: How To Wear High Waisted Shorts]

6. Avoid Wearing Mini Skirts and Booty Shorts

Miniskirts and really short shorts are best avoided as they are not suited for a pear-shaped body type. The short garments will make your bottom look flabby and your thighs heavy. Knee-length skirts and shorts will work better for a pear shape.

7. Opt For Pointy Toed Shoes Over Round Toed Ones

It is a fact that shoes with pointy toes make your legs look longer, while those with round toes make your legs look stout. Since a pear shape body type needs longer legs to balance out the wider hips, pointy toes are the way to go.

Pear shaped figure
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Quick Tip: If you have a pear-shaped figure, then jackets are your BFF. Wear well-structured jackets that end past your hip. Not only will jackets give more definition to your shoulders, but they will also help hide the problem regions. Just make sure your jacket ends past your hips and not right at them.

When it comes to prints and pear shaped body type, make florals your best friend.

The rule of thumb when it comes to pear-shaped body type is to keep it simple and subtle at the bottom while playing it up at the top. So wear tops and dresses with detailing on the bust region and opt for interesting necklaces and scarves to bring the focus and attention to your bosom and shoulders and away from your hips.

Everybody type has its own set of challenges. The trick is to know your body type, what works and does not work for you, and then play to your strengths. Now that you know what you can and cannot wear for your pear-shaped body, go ahead, follow these simple pear shape fashion tips and revamp your wardrobe to suit your body type.

18 COMMENTS

  1. I am actually shocked by this article and terrible “advice”. I want to know who the author thinks she is is to be telling pear-shaped women, or ANY shaped woman what looks good and what doesn’t look good on her body. As a pear-shaped woman myself, I’ve done things by trial and error and I’ve found exactly what makes my body look good. Let me tell you – everything I wear is exactly what this author says NOT to wear, and it gives my bottom the extra pop it needs and makes my stomach and waist look smaller. So this article is useless and to be quite frank, offensive. It should be removed from this website. Ladies, wear whatever you want. I bet you’ll look great and feel even better!

  2. absolutely bullshit post you want to embrace ur body and just have to make ur hips pop while still drawing attention to ur shoulders and not hide urself

  3. Why would you want to dretract from your hips, as a pear shape, when that is your biggest asset? No one tells big breast women to wear stuff that detracts from their boobs.

    Weird.

  4. Hi, I would like to say that this entire post reeked of pettiness and condescending nature. It also was extremely ignorant and hateful. Pear shaped body’s are beautiful and no matter if you weigh 125 or 180, our bottoms will always appear larger. We are curvy and that is beautiful and there’s an extreme problem with saying we need to cover up our hip area and wear longer skirts. It creates the image that there is something wrong with our bodies when in reality have a small slim waist and large hips is beautiful!!!!!!!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with accentuating your body. Why should we cover up what we already have? Why not embrace it? Granted there’s also nothing wrong with wearing clothes that make you appear slimmer because I find myself doing that often. There’s nothing wrong with wearing clothes that flatter your body but saying things such as, “they will also hide the problem regions”, “High waisted bottoms are just not a good idea…they do nothing to your heavy bottom”, reeks of so much negativity”. However, if pear shaped women were to follow the stupid advice given above, we’d be bashful to our own bodies. If it was a women of a rectangular shaped body, you’d say, “Opt for high waist jeans-they make your waist appear slimmer!”. Or, “Wear bodycon dresses, it gives the illusion of curves”. But us who are naturally blessed with curves have to cover up? Please! All bodies are beautiful and we should all wear whatever the fuck we want to wear!

  5. I’m sorry, but this article is ridiculous. A pear-shaped body is perfect the way it is. There is no “problem area”, as you call it. Honestly, bodycon dresses look BEST on a pear-shape. Most of what you listed are articles of clothing that are meant to be revealing. If modesty is your concern, then I would argue that no one should wear bodycon dresses, leggings, shorts, or skinny jeans. But whether one wants to be modesty or not is a personal choice, not really a fashion rule. Recommending women to hide their figures because they’re pear-shaped is just another form of shaming.

  6. Yeah if you want to look like an old lady this is the way to go.
    I don’t know why the goal in fashion is to look like a literal ruler.
    All they are doing is telling you to hide the things people literally get surgery for instead of flaunting your figure they just want you to hide it.

  7. All that this article talks about is hiding my body rather than showing it off. It is very demeaning and rude. Instead of using shameful language maybe you should be uplifting your readers.

  8. I don’t think that it is body shaming. I think that the person who wrote this does not know what the hell they are talking about. I’m a pear and I love it more and more the older I get. I love high waist pants and short jackets…

  9. I don’t usually comment on these things but thank you I was thinking the exact same thing reading this! High waisted jeans are supposed to accentuate the curves saying ‘they don’t hide the problem area’ is ridiculous, they look best on pear shaped bodies. Also saying jackets are your best friend because it hides the problem areas… this article is a key example of what not to listen to its hiding your body rather than dressing for it!

  10. This entire article feels like a joke. The whole point of it is to hide a woman’s figure and take attention away from her “large bottom”. You can f right off. Pear shaped women are hot and sexy, and if anything, you should be promoting clothes to accentuate their figure, not hide it. This is so embarrassing for you guys, seriously I’d delete this article before more people see how goofy y’all are.

  11. I get the idea of trying to look balanced, but, I think that instead of hiding the bottom, more can be done to enhance the smaller top. Pear curves dont need to be hidden.

  12. I get the idea of trying to look balanced, but, I think that instead of hiding the bottom, more can be done to enhance the smaller top. Pear curves dont need to be hidden.

  13. How ridiculous!!! I’m a pear shape and love my skinny jeans, mini skirt and body con dresses, those styles look great on me and accentuate my lovely pear shaped body.

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