Style Pear/Triangle Body Type
The pear-shaped woman, also called triangle body, has more weight in the lower part with the hips and the backside wider than the shoulders. It is actually the most common body shape and many celebrities such as J. Lo, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys are categorised as pear-shaped women.
The main goal of this type of woman is to emphasise the waistline, which is really small, and broaden the shoulders in order to balance out the proportions of the body. For this reason, belts worn on the waist and cap sleeves are always a great solution.
The key thing to really keep in mind all the time is that the attention has to be focused on the upper body rather than the lower body. So for the colors, always wear dark ones for the bottom part and bright ones for the top part. Never the other way round!
But let’s have a deeper look!
Dresses and skirts
A-line is the key-word when it comes to dresses and skirts. For a dress choose a cut that is tight just under the breast and accentuates the waistline and then flows down over the hips concealing their width. For this reason the perfect models are the 50s dresses, the ones you have seen in Grease, just to name an example.
Avoid fitted skirts and dresses unless they are slightly flared. Avoid also those that add volume on the hips and thighs with large pleats and ruffles for example.
The perfect length is at the knees, longer only if you are very tall and shorter just if you wear a pair of covering black tights underneath, since it is not a good idea to reveal the legs too much, which are the weak point of the pear-shaped woman.
Any color and print will be fine, but avoid bold prints and especially horizontal lines from the waistline downwards.
High-waist skirts are perfect to highlight your small waist but always choose them in dark colors and, again, avoid fitted ones like pencil skirts.
Make sure to choose only wide-hemmed pants. No skinny jeans! Structured pants in a resistant fabric are also great in making you look slimmer by shaping and restraining your figure.
The pants have to absolutely be high-waist in order to wrap the hips and not cut through them. There is nothing worse than seeing does horrible fat “cushions” showing above the hem of your pants.
Avoid flashy embellishments that will draw the attention on the bottom part of your body, such as glitters, funky pockets or embroidery. Another tip is not to choose them with big front pockets for the same reason as above.
Go for dark colors such as grey, blue, black and dark denim.