The classic Pear has small boobs, long waist, flat tummy, great arms, saddlebags and heavy legs. The shape has a rather unfair negative image, when in fact, this body shape has lots of advantages. There is often the idea that Pears are overweight, but it doesn't mean one have to be chubby because the bottom half is bigger than the rest.
Pears have a lot of the good stuff going on. Just look at all these famous pear shaped women, strutting their stuff, and being proud of their "big" bottom.
To sum it up, you have the same body type as Beyonce, need I say no more?
The most important guidelines.
- It's terribly hard to find something that's unflattering on Beyonce, that said, I found some things. To no surprise at all it is the worst enemy of the Pear shape, the jodhpur, harem and cropped pants. Wide-legged trousers with a flat front, or firm normal-waist jeans are a much better match for the Pear figure.
- If you have very wobbly legs, then best not to wear shorts and mini skirts. High heals and some firming pantyhose might help a little though.
- Ankle strap ballerinas in a dark color is really unflattering for your curvy legs. Skin colored, chunky, straight heels with platform does your legs justice.
- With the Pear shape, Its just a question of balancing everything below the waist. Wear big earrings and necklaces, flashy tops, puff sleeves and layering.
Just keep the focus on your lovely slim top and love the junk in your trunk.
Other Pears: Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, and Shakira.
There are just so many fabulous pears that I had to use them all, and hopefully it will make up for the body shape's bad reputation.
(The 12 body shape and rules are mostly borrowed from Trinny and Susannah's Body Shape Bible. I have made some alterations. Photos in this post are borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
To quote Sir Mix-a-Lot: "I like big butts".
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