How to Dress Up your Pear Shape Body Type.

One of the essential skills we all need is knowing how to dress your body type. Dressing your body type simply means understanding which kind of clothes work best for your silhouette, this could be the neckline that sits best on you or the type of jeans that flatter you best.

In the spirit of Black November, as you prepare to go super shopping we’d like you to make better fashion choices and buy the best clothes for you, no more filling your wardrobe with clothes you don't wear ( yes we see you 👀). This is why we’ll be sharing tips on dressing up different body types.

P.s dressing your body type is easy, you just need to know the basics. Once you learn the principles, shopping will be a breeze 🌊.

To start, here are some ground rules on dressing up a pear shape body type.

What’s a pear shape body type?

A pear-shaped body has hips that are wider than the bust and shoulders. Your waist is defined and slopes out to your hips. You may have noticed that most outfits that look good on you show off your waist.

How to style a pear-shaped body

Dressing up a pear-shaped body depends on what style you're going for. Do you want to accentuate your curves or do you want to balance your top and bottom proportions?

To balance your proportions, you will need to add structure, color, or texture to your top half. One of the ways to do this would be, to wear a brighter color on the top and a darker color on the bottom.

The best clothes for a pear body shape.


The right dress will draw attention to your waist. A-line dresses would work to highlight your waist while flowing outwards to the bottom half. Wrap dresses are also a good choice since their waist detail accentuates your smallest part while drawing the eye from your bottom half. Avoid dresses that hide your waist such as box dresses.

Olakira dress


Choose fit and flare skirts that will accentuate your small middle and slope out past your wider thighs. 

Studio fit dress


Mid or high-waisted pants, show off your waist. Flared jeans add drama to your bottom half and help to balance your wider hips. Wide-legged pants like palazzos with a belted high waist, accentuate your smallest part and flow out past your wider thighs, remember to keep your top half fitted to balance.

Izulu pants


Add drama to your top half with texture and structure. Ruffled Off-shoulder tops do the trick. Tops with square and bateau necklines draw attention to the eye while sleeves with a bit of drama highlight your top half. Crop tops show off your waist and would look great paired with high-waisted jeans. 

Olakira crop top

Coats and Jackets 

Cropped jackets accentuate your waist and add structure to your top half. Blazers that sit on your mid-thigh elongate your body making you look taller. 

Levazi blazer

Shirts and T-shirts 

Gravitate towards t-shirts with playful patterns and colors to highlight your top half. Don’t underestimate the power of a good tuck at the front of your jeans, it accentuates your curvy shape.

Urban Zen shirt

Remember, this is not the holy grail on what you should wear, at the end of the day, wear what makes you feel best, and don't forget - confidence makes all the difference.



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