Let's talk summer style. We're sharing summer staples that flatter a pear shaped body…….these will seriously change your LIFE!
Ok, so I'm as pear shaped as can be. I have a smaller waist and wider hips and thighs. Even at 20 pounds lighter (the year I didn't eat carbs in my 20s)……my body was EXACTLY the same shape…..just smaller. I honestly believe that one of the keys to body confidence and feeling beautiful in your own skin is dressing to FLATTER your body. So, I'm launching a new series around here (based on feedback from you all). I'm going to be sharing pieces of clothing that are easy to style and that help work with our body type instead of against it!
Tips for Dressing a Pear Shaped Body
(thanks to my friend Toni Ferrara, professional stylist)
A-line is the most flattering silhouette
Emphasize the upper body
Proportion and Balance are Key
Darker Colors on the Bottom, Lighter Colors on the Top
Statement Necklaces will Draw Eyes Upward
Now for the fun, I wanted to share a few of my favorite summer staples for pear shaped bodies.
Sundresses for a Pear Shaped Body
Sundresses are hard to find when you're pear shaped…..because the proportions on your top and bottom aren't the SAME. My favorites? Cut in at the waist to accentuate an hourglass figure and hit just below the knee.
Leith Stretch Knit Midi Dress: You may remember this dress from my first experience with Trunk Club. I loved the fit, super flattering and the fabric is amazingly soft. They sent it in white. I returned it and bought it in both black and red saucy.
Tie Cuff Off the Shoulder Dress: I own last summer's version of this dress, and love it. The bare shoulders balance out my shape, and it's easy to dress up or down!
Elegantees Erla Dress: When Molly and I designed our ethical fashion line with Elegantees……we deisgned the Erla dress with a pear shape in mind. This tee shirt dress is super flattering, and perfect for day to night wear.
Shorts for a Pear Shaped Body
Shorts are one of the things I've TRULY struggled to find. My rule of thumb? No super fitted shorts. As much as I'd love to wear fitted jean shorts, they just don't look flatter on my body type. I love looser shorts, with a great light colored tee. Even prints ( I know breaking the rules), when balanced with a great top and statement necklace.
LOFT Rivera Shorts: These shorts are my GO TO. If you've got a pear shaped body…..they're super flattering and comfortable. I own them in a TON of colors and fabrics (including eyelet and printed patterns).
Leith High Waist Pipe Detail Shorts: I got these shorts last week in my Trunk Club delivery. And I'm OBSESSED. They're the perfect length to balance a pear shaped body, and look adorable with a bright colored tee that hits at the hips.
Vince Camuto Cuffed Shorts: These structured shorts are the perfect basic summer staple. They come in black, white, tan and red……I love love love the red for summer. Pair it with a striped tee that hits at the hip, for a super flattering look!
Shirts for a Pear Shaped Body
Am I the only pear shaped woman who feels like shirts are never LONG ENOUGH? I guess because my hips are on the wider side……I love shirts that hit right BELOW the hip. I can't tell you how many tops I return because they feel too short.
Vince Camuto Mixed Media Top: I love love love this simple tank, it balances out a pear shaped body and comes in a variety of colors (the blue is my total fav).
Elegantees Bridgid Swing Tee: This swing tee from our ethical fashion collection with Elegantees is PERFECT for pear shaped bodies. It covers the hips, and draws attention upward. I love the white for basic, everyday wear.
Shop my Favorite Summer Pieces for Pear Shaped Bodies
So, give me feedback………do you like posts like this? I'm considering writing one specifically about pants for a pear shaped body………