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How to Dress the Pear Shape
By Tyrina Neely
Jan 6, 2012 - 11:56:00 AM

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One of the most common body types for women is the pear or triangle shape. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce boast this figure. You have this body type if you have a medium to full bust, narrow shoulders and substantially larger hips and thighs.


When dressing any body type, the goal is to create balance. With the pear shape, the aim is to visually widen the shoulders and create the illusion of a fuller chest while minimizing the hips, and thighs. There are many ways to achieve this by choosing your clothes wisely.


If your arms aren’t an issue, wearing slightly puffed sleeves, or thicker, wide set straps help to visually widen the shoulders and offset the lower half. Wearing colored tops and dark bottoms also help to draw the eye upward and detract attention from the wider lower half of the body.



A-line and flared trumpet skirts look best on you and work well to de-emphasize a fuller lower half. Bootleg jeans are also very flattering. Stay away from tight pencil skirt and skinny leg or tapered jeans, which make the hips look even larger. When wearing dresses, stick with empire waist and wrap styles, which hug the bust and flow over the hips and thighs without clinging. 


Remember to play up your upper body. Tops with details and embellishments work great but always keep the clothing on your lower body simple to avoid drawing extra attention to that area. Balance is the key.


Tyrina Neely Tyrina Talks Fashion is your weekly serving of fashion forecasting, trend reporting, figure analysis and helpful fashion tips and tricks. Email Tyrina with your fashion questions and photos at tyrinaalicia@hotmail.com . Visit www.primadonasales.com

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