Pear Shaped? 7 Tips for the Business Woman

Pear shaped women have small busts and torsos and wider hips and thighs. Pear shaped women can look fabulous if they wear clothes that flatter their body shapes. If you’re a pear shaped woman, follow these tips to look stylish and slim on the job.

1. Wear Shoulder Pads

Shoulder pads are a must for the pear shaped woman. Shoulder pads make your shoulders look wider, creating the illusion of balance between the top and bottom halves of your body. Shoulder pads make your torso look more in proportion with your hips and thighs.

2. Wear Tops with Low Neck Lines

Of course, the pear shaped business woman won’t want to wear a low cut top that’s too revealing to work, but even a modest V-neck or plunging neckline can draw attention upward, away from the hips and thighs. A V-neck or plunging neckline flatters the bust and makes your neck look longer.

3. Wear Jackets that Reach the Hips

Pear shaped women should wear jackets and tops that end at the hips. Hip length jackets and tops create a clear division between the upper and lower halves of your body, giving the illusion that the two halves are in proportion. Avoid long jackets and tops that come below the hips, as these make your hips and thighs look larger, and short, cropped jackets and tops that end above the hips emphasize the disproportionate nature of your pear shaped figure.

4. Accessorize

Pear shaped women should wear accessories on the top half of their bodies, to draw attention away from the hips and thighs and upward, toward the neck, shoulders and face. Chunky necklaces and dangly earrings are very flattering to the pear shaped figure. Scarves, hats, handbags, bracelets and bangles are all great accessories to draw attention away from your lower body.

5. Wear High Heels

High heels look great with business attire, and they flatter the pear shaped figure. High heels make you look taller, make your legs look longer and make your body look toned and lean.

6. Wear Wide Leg Trousers

Women with pear shaped figures should wear wide leg trousers that create a straight line from the hip to the ankle. Tapered trousers that come in at the ankle make the thighs look bigger, but wide leg trousers that are roomy below the knee have a slimming effect on the lower body.

7. Wear Flared Skirts

Business outfits often include tight fitting skirts, but the pear shaped woman should avoid form fitting skirts and trousers as these make the hips and thighs look larger than they are. Flared skirts and dresses that are form fitting on top with a gather at the waist and a flared skirt draw attention upward to the pear shaped woman’s shapely torso, while hiding the hips and thighs. Pear shaped women should choose flared skirts that are at least as long as the knee to hide the thighs and hips.


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