Top Tips For Dressing A Pear Shaped Body

If you don’t know, I’m a strawberry body shape. This week, however, I’m going to pretend that I’m the opposite and share my top tips for dressing a pear shaped body.


This is part of my series on social media about dressing for your body shape.  See last week’s hourglass shop here.


As a personal stylist I dress women and men and honestly we come in all shapes and sizes.  Through this series I’m hoping to share with you some tips to make the most of yours.  So, if you’re a pear, it’s common for you to have wider hips and thighs and a smaller chest and shoulders.  You’ll also have a defined waist.


What this means when it comes to dressing is that your top and bottom half will likely be two different sizes. It is easier to wear separates, for sure, but even so, you’ll want to create a more balanced silhouette.  Here’s some clever tricks.


My Top Tips For Dressing A Pear Shaped Body


The idea here is to lessen the width of the heavier part of your body.  Draw the eye upwards by being more creative on your top half and ensure you keep the definition of your narrow waist.


I’ve picked out a few tops to help you do this from what’s currently available online.


First up, this gorgeous red jumper from H&M.


You can’t miss a puff sleeve, it will draw the eye up and widen your shoulders, lessening the appearance of a wide hip.


It’s also the perfect colour to take you through the festive season.


My second choice today is this simple yet fabulous top from Mint Velvet.


If you’re a pear you can really go to town with embellishment on the shoulder.  This is super pretty and makes a great addition for the night out ‘jeans and a nice top’ combo.


Also good if you are looking to get yourself seen on a zoom call!


My third choice today is a double whammy when it comes to dressing a pear body shape – off the shoulder with lots of frills.



A bardot-style top is a great option for someone who wants to balance out a heavier bottom.  The addition of frills is pretty, feminine and simply grabs your attention with both hands.


Lastly, tapping into a current trend couldn’t be easier.


Peter Pan collars are everywhere this season.  This version from Mango with its exaggerated pointed tips offers a very fashionable neckline.  It’s super feminine, of the moment, and you’ll find this style everywhere this season.


As promised, those were my ‘top’ tips. If you’d like to learn more about your body dress and how to dress it do get in touch.  I am currently offering in-person and online services here.  Why not make the most of a free call to have a chat about your wardrobe frustrations and how I can help.  Drop me a line and let me help you look and feel great.

Have a great Sunday.