Women with a pear shaped body type often have trouble finding the right clothes that fit and look good. This body type can best be described as bottom heavy, because their torso is slim and elongated, but they’re wide at the hips and thighs. There are a few simple fashion rules that women can adhere to in order to emphasize their top more, and downplay their body’s lower portion.
Aside from dressing right, finding the right pair of shoes is also key to looking great. The best way to give the illusion of longer and slimmer legs is to avoid rounded toes. If you are pear shaped, always try to choose shoes with either open toes or pointed toes. Here are 4 shoes that will look great on you:
1. Stiletto Sandals
One flattering shoe style is the stiletto heels. These needle-like, long heels give the illusion of longer legs, and it bumps up your height a couple of inches. Avoid ankle buckles and straps though, as this will create a hard cutoff point in your legs, and make them appear shorter. Go for very thin sandal straps, or none at all. The best choice would be a sling-back pair of strappy stilettos. This will make you appear slender, and also draw the eyes towards your feet – making your legs seem longer.
2. Peep-Toe Pumps
If you need to choose pumps over sandals, make sure that you go for ones with high heels. As much as possible, opt for thin stiletto heels. Short stumpy heels will emphasize your bottom curves more. Peep-toe pumps will bring attention away from your heavy areas and will give an overall slimming illusion. If you have to wear shorter heels though, the peep-toe style can still avoid making you look chunky.
3. Knee Boots
For those who love wearing boots, mind the cut-off point most of all. Ankle and mid-calf boots are discouraged for pear shaped women. This is because it cuts your body’s division unnaturally, putting emphasis on your lower portion even more. Knee boots, and even thigh-high boots, would be most flattering on you. This will elongate your legs and take attention away from your thighs. Length not only applies to the boot legs’ height. You should make sure you don’t go for rounded toes. Boots with long slender heels and pointy ends are your best bet.
4. Ornamented Shoes
Shoes with attractive detailing are great on pear shaped women. This is also a great way to balance off your body if you don’t feel like wearing heels. Opt for flats or shoes with extra detailing, especially at the toes. This will complete your slimming look, because the attention will be drawn from your hips to your toes. This is also the best way to balance off your look so you don’t appear small and stumpy.