Thursday, March 19, 2009

Figure Flattery: Casual Wear for Pear Shape

Depending on your style, casual wear can refer to anything from jeans and a t-shirt to a skirt and wedge heels. So the best way to think about casual wear is to ask yourself, "What would I wear during the day or on the weekends?"

We've put together some collections in our Figure Flattery series to give you casual wear suggestions for a shopping day in the city, the movies or for a walk in the park. Here are some figure flattering outfits for the pear shape figure.

Pear Shape Figure

If you have a pear shape, or bottom-heavy figure, you should accentuate your shapely waist and delicate upper body. In general, you should avoid mini skirts, patterned or light pants, baggy tops, excessive detailing around the hip area (like big pockets) and anything too tight.

Many consider pants to be the essence of casual wear, so if you have a pear shape, you'll want to stick with pants or jeans that are either straight or boot cut. The slight flare at the ankle from a boot cut will help balance out your body's shape. If you're wearing jeans, go with a darker denim rinse or black for a slimming effect. Cotton a-line and full skirts that hit the knee area are also great for a casual look. An empire waist dress in a cotton/jersey blend would also be a good choice to relax in. V-necks, turtlenecks and open collars are great necklines for you because they call attention to your face. If you feel like accessorizing, throw on a chunky necklace or long chain.


This is a great casual outfit. The a-line skirt is the perfect length, and the belt accentuates the waistline beautifully. You can wear the skirt higher up to create an empire-waist or right on the waistline. Even though it has a metallic sheen works, the canvas shoes relax this look for daytine wear. The slightly low neckline of this tank brings attention up to the face and away from bottom heaviness.

Here's a collection that highlights more casual looks for a pear shape figure:

View 'Casual Wear for Pear Shape Figure' on Polyvore

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I only just noticed this but I wanted to say thank-you for choosing one of my sets to be on your blog. Thanks, a lot. - chick-a-dee

Imogen Lamport said...

I've just done a set recently for dressing a pear with a polyvore - have a look

http://insideoutstyle.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20shape

Anonymous said...

Great advice :)

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