BODY TYPE PEAR : YOUR BEST LOOKS
The classic Pear has small boobs, long waist, flat tummy, great arms, saddlebags and heavy legs. For the Pear it's all about balance and drawing attention to your positives.
(The 12 body shapes and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are random pictures from Tumbler, Pinterest or borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
1/6/2016 10:27:03 am
Why isn't there a category for women with Broad Shoulders, small breasts and wide hips? My shoulders are 41 inches wide but my breasts are 36A, Waist- 27" and Hips-40" none of these "how to dress your body" things ever work for me. If I go by my bust waist and hips, I'm a pear. But if I follow pear rules, I just look off. It's kind of frustrating.
14/7/2016 01:45:51 pm
Hi, Rachel. Have you checked out the Skittle? I am the same way. I have somewhat broad shoulders, but slender ones, a long upper body and long legs, but with a small waist and full ships, bum, thighs and lower legs. Most pear shaped types with broader shoulders fall into this category. But the Skittle is still bottom heavy because of the difference in fat and muscle storage on the lower body compared to the upper body. But, there is no rule without exceptions, so yes, you could still be a pear with broader shoulders than the typical pear. Ideally there would probably be a lot more body types to fit all, and I have thought about making a larger system. Your comment is noted. But in a way the easiest way to go about it, is to follow the Pear/Skittle rules, and then just stay away from the ones that has to bo with broadening your shoulders. That's what I do. But you are still a bottom heavy type, just one with a twist :-) Also, you are lucky, a bottom heavy with broad shoulders is more balanced, and can get away with more.
6/2/2017 02:31:15 am
Hi, I just have a question. I have to buy an evening gown for prom this year and I am confused. I can't decide if I'm a bell or pear. I am 5' 6''. My hollow to floor is 56 in., my shoulders are 42 in., my bust is 36 in., my waist is 32.5in. and my hips are 41 in. I don't really have a flat stomach but I have large thighs and bottom. I know you don't talk much about face shapes and necklines but I was wondering if you could help me on this issue as well. I was thinking getting a dress that is off the shoulders but I feel like it is not very flattering for me because I have a very round/wide face. Thanks for all of your help.
6/2/2017 12:46:30 pm
9/2/2017 01:31:21 pm
Thank you for your help!
9/2/2017 01:36:00 pm
My chest size is 37 inches.
7/7/2020 02:09:55 pm
Hi I wonder whether you can help me. I’ve been analysed as an hourglass but my waist is not that defined. I have a long body. Broad shoulders. Short legs. Big bum and hips. Skinnier on calf but thick ankles. Not a huge chest (34c). I sound totally odd shaped. I used to have a flat tummy but not since having twins. Now I have a tummy. I don’t feel I fit into any of the shapes. Grateful for your thoughts.
26/9/2020 03:45:12 pm
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