If you’re a pear-shaped woman, it means that you have a smaller bust and waist, and bigger hips and thighs. And while this is a beautiful body shape desired by many, it’s still important to know how to dress the right way to bring out your best features and look your best on every occasion, whether it’s a benefit at an assisted living facility or a kid’s birthday party.

Here are some simple styling tips that can help you do just that.

Choose the Right Tops

Because your proportions are smaller at the top and larger at the bottom, you’ll want to balance them out by drawing attention to your upper body. 

Try choosing tops that are a bit more structured or have interesting details such as ruffles, necklines, or sleeves. Structured jackets, blazers, and padded shoulders all also help add shape and draw more attention to your upper body.

Avoid wearing oversized tops that drown out your body shape. For example, shapeless t-shirts will make you look more out of proportion.

Choose the Right Bottoms 

For bottoms, fitted jeans or trousers are a great option as they help to accentuate your curves while providing structure and balance. So you want to wear bottoms that fit you properly, not too tight and not too loose. 

Additionally, try to select styles with pockets on the side or back of the leg to further create a more structured silhouette.

Avoid wearing shorts that are too short as they can make your legs look bigger and draw attention away from your upper body.  Also, stay away from denim that is too baggy around the waist and hips as it will create an unbalanced look.

Enhance Your Waist

You want to add definition to your waist to create a more balanced look overall. Belts are an excellent way of doing this, as they can be used over blazers or cardigans to add some structure and definition. 

Pencil skirts, wrap dresses, and cinched midi dresses are all great options for achieving an hourglass figure as well. 

Accessorize with Jewellery 

It’s a great idea to use jewelry to draw attention up toward your face and away from your lower body. Opt for statement earrings and necklaces, as they will draw the eye up and help reduce the apparent size of your hips.

Don’t wear jewelry that is too chunky or sparkly around your lower body as this can detract from your overall look.

Wear Heels To Add Length 

Finally, wearing heels is how you’ll add length and further balance out your proportions. Choose ones with an ankle strap or pointed toe to make your legs look longer while also emphasizing your curves.

Avoid wearing shoes that are too flat, as they can make you look shorter and more out of proportion. 

By following these styling tips, you can be sure to create a flattering and balanced look that celebrates your awesome body shape! So start by taking a look at your wardrobe and experimenting with these tips to find what works best for you and show off your pear-shaped body in style. 

Macie Devon