Embracing Your Pear-Shaped Silhouette

Hello, ladies! About a week ago, I saw a post from Christina from ProFresh Style where she was embracing her curvy, thick figure. As a pear shaped lady myself, I thought it would be perfect to talk about the curvy pear shaped figure because I’m sure tons of women out there can relate. Also, I wanted to give some tips and tricks to accentuate that figure NOT hide it! Now don’t misunderstand me. All body shapes are beautiful and unique. I’m not over here quoting Nicki Minaj saying, “F*ck them skinny b*tches.” No. This is not a post to bash any other body type. However, since I can’t relate to those body types I don’t want to just dish random info I found on the internet. I want to make this post more personable and relatable.

So, what does pear shaped exactly mean? Pear shaped basically means your hips, thighs, and booty take center stage on your body. It means your lower half is wider than your shoulders. You also have a defined waist and a smaller bust. Some well-known pear shaped ladies include Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Shakira, Leighton Meester, and Alicia Keys. It’s actually a very popular body shape. Pear shape doesn’t necessarily mean you’re thick either, it just means you have a curve to your body.

Back then, the goal was to be skinny. Let’s just keep it real here. If you’ve ever seen the Buzzfeed post where they do a whole “fashion history” kind of video thingy, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. However, these days social media is obsessed with the big booty and full hips. So, thanks, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, J.Lo, etc. Whether the booty is real or not, people are obsessed with it LOL. Anyway, I digress. The point is there is a shift. People are trying to accentuate instead of hide their curves. So here is what I find works best for us pear shaped ladies.

  • Accentuating your hips and defined waist – The best way that I achieve this is by wearing pencil skirts and high waisted pants/jeans. These will make those hips and booty look amazing. I’m literally obsessed with anything high waisted because it makes me feel like Selena. ❤ She was also a pear shaped beauty. Boot cut and straight cut jeans are great too since they make your legs look longer.
  • Balance out your lower half – Since your bust is smaller you can get away with some killer necklines to balance things out. Wide V and U necklines are great for pear shaped bodies. Also, embellishing with accessories is a great way to balance that shape out.
  • Midi is EVERYTHING – Having a pear shaped body doesn’t necessarily mean you have the huge butt. It means you have a wide lower half. However, if you also have a booty and you find that skirts or dresses ride up when you walk, midi skirts and dresses are your besties. Trust me, I KNOW THE STRUGGLE. I can’t wear anything form fitting that’s more than an inch above my knee. Otherwise, I’d be tugging on it all day. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Those are the 3 things I keep in mind when I’m getting dressed. They’ve never failed me! I hope this helps you fellow pear-shaped ladies out there. If you guys have any suggestions, let a girl know 😉

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