Well the most familiar shape for women is the ‘pear’ shape, which is why we at Coucou Belle have chosen ‘pear’ in our first ‘hint & tips’ blog…which aims to act as a guide to all the pearlicious pears out there, with tips on how to play to pear-shaped strengths and embrace the best and brightest assets.
If your body shape is pear, you are in good company. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Katherine Heigl all embrace beautiful pear-shaped bodies. The broadest part of your body is below your waist, around your hips, and you can be tall, short, heavy, or skinny and still be pear shaped.
If you’re a pear, your style goal is to elongate your figure by balancing your hips and shoulders while showing off your curves. The key here is to accentuate your top half. For example, if the eye is drawn to your cute top or the scarf around your neck, it takes the focus off your bottom half.
Always wear something darker and slimming on the bottom, like dark jeans. Make sure that the bottom is solid in colour and darker than whatever you have on top.
As a pear, you want to direct attention to your tops. Fun colours, prints, or details at the neck all serve the purpose of drawing the eye away from the hip area. Just make sure that your tops don’t end at your hips because that draws unnecessary attention there.
Neckline should emphasise the shoulders and waist — experiment with sweetheart, scoop-neck or plunging. Boat neck tops, square and cowl necklines also help pear shapes to show off their best bits. As previously mentioned, also choose light coloured tops and dark coloured bottoms for contrast, and try styles with ruffles on top. Wear jackets that hit right above the waist, and opt for pointy-toed shoes to elongate your legs.
Pear-shaped traits & fashion tips in a nutshell:
- Body traits: Your lower body is wider than your upper body — in other words, your hips are wider than your shoulders. Your bottom is rounded and your waist is well-defined.
- Best assets: Shoulders and torso
- Style goals: Emphasise your waist and arms, add volume to your shoulders and upper body
At Coucou Belle we believe that whatever your shape, “the happiest girls are the prettiest girls”. So do more of what makes your soul happy, and become your very kind of beautiful….
Coucou Belle x