So whats a Pear Shape?

  • Your waist is wider than your bust
  • You consider yourself to have fuller hips
  • You have narrower shoulders in comparison to your hips
  • You have a fuller rear


How To  Dress A Pear Shape

It’s all about proportions that elongate the body. Pear shapes look fabulous in statement tops that draw the eye upward and highlight the waist, back, or neckline, and that’s not all, accessories like statement necklaces and earrings are your secret weapon.

Start With The Top

These Are Your Must-Have Tops For Pear Shapes

Find your wild side because when it comes to fun tops pear shapes can really go for it. Go for bright colours and bold patterns. Be brave and try a little pattern mixing? Your power pieces are:

  • Plunging V-necks in any silhouette
  • Cowl necks
  • Bell-sleeves
  • Scoop neck


Generally speaking, more fitted or structured tops give you definition around your narrow shoulders and draw attention to your narrow waist.  If you tend to be on the curvy side, this is even truer—make sure to show it off!

Keep Adding Layers

The Best Jackets For Pear Shapes

As is true with every shape, where your jacket hem hits will make all the difference. Pear shapes look great in A-line and princess cuts, waist-length jackets, and any piece of outerwear that hits mid-thigh. Boxy coats can totally work on you, but as a good rule of thumb, you’ll want to go for a cropped style that emphasizes your waist.

Dress for success

Perfect Dresses For The Pear Shape

You have plenty to choose from. Pear shapes look great in dropped and embellished necklines, open backs, dramatic sleeves, and belted styles these will all draw focus to your more slender upper body. A-line styles also look fantastic on you in fact, any hemline that hits right below the knee will elongate your frame and make your the hips and thighs appear more slender. Maxi styles are right up your street to giving you a cool relaxed style.

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The Best Jeans & Trousers For Pear Shapes

Keep your lower half simple to balance out the fun prints and dynamically shaped tops.  Try boot-cut and flare denim styles, and do for your lower half what a strong shoulder or neckline does for your upper half by balancing proportions.

Accessorise to the max

Embellishments For Pear Shapes

Go big, go loud, just make a statement with chunky, layered necklaces that sit above the bust are made for you. As for earrings, the bigger, the better, but keep it classy we wouldn’t want you looking like Pat Butcher!

One Last Thought On Body Shapes

We are all different, if you’re not a pear shape through and through, think of mixing and matching shapes to find the right fit for you. These dressing guidelines are just that, a guide to get you started, ultimately let your own style shine through, rules are for breaking after all.