This week we're looking at creating the right looks for a pear body shape, or similarly known as a triangle. We'll look at our current Autumn/Winter 21 collection and pick what best suits this body shape. Please note that these are general guidelines as every body is different. We understand that pear/triangle shapes come in all different builds, so we've made sure these tips are universally flattering.
With the help of professional stylist, body shape and colour expert, Angela Barbagallo, we dress artist and Mother of two, Emma, so you can get a gauge of how our new AW21 styles look on a pear figures. Emma is 170cm tall (5"6") and usually wears a size medium/12 in tops and XXL/18 in pants and skirts.
How To Know If You're A Pear
Knowing your body shape will help you choose more flattering outfits. Don't know if you're a pear, or similarly known as a triangle body shape? Read the below and see if they apply to you!
You have narrower shoulders in comparison to your hips
You have a defined, slim waist
You tend to have an elongated waist and the legs tend to be shorter in comparison to the rest of your body
You consider yourself to have fuller hips
Tips On Dressing For A Pear Body Shape
Balance it out; with a pear figure, one of your best assets is your slim waist. Make sure to show off your waistline and balance out your lower half.
As a pear shape, you'll want to play with proportions that elongate the body. Pear shapes look great in tops that draw the eye upward, highlight the shoulders, accentuate the waistline and elongate the legs. Experiment with your body shape and see what works best for you!
Dresses for Pear Shapes
Fit and flare dresses and skirts are your best friend because of the ability to highlight the features your most confident about - that slim waist! A hemline that hits just below the knee will elongate your frame and create a flattering long line through the hips and thighs. You can't go wrong with Maxi styles either as they also create length throughout the body.
Emma wears the Olivia Dress.
Shop more dress styles for pear body shapes below.
Tops for Pear Shapes
As a pear, your main aim is to draw attention to your top half as well as your defined waist. Play around with bright colours, detailing and necklines to widen your top half and bring it more into balance with your hips. Generally speaking, more fitted or structured tops give you definition around your narrow shoulders and draw attention to your slim waist.
Shop top styles for pear body shapes below.
Bottoms for Pear Shapes
The right bottoms can do wonders for balancing out proportions. Look for curve-skimming pants or skirts that won't suffocate your hips. To create more length in your legs, opt for wide legged pants, slim or straight leg pants and midi skirts. High waisted styles will accentuate your waist and will create a more balance silhouette.
Jackets for Pear Shapes
Long cardigans and jackets that end well below the hip work really well for you. Make sure to look out for styles that give the illusion that your top half is wider or those pieces that accentuate the waist to add balance. Pear shapes also look great in waist-length jackets as they emphasize the waist, and any other styles that hits mid thigh.