"I'm a pear body type. How do I pull off a boyfriend jean for summer?"
- Lisa A.
So when it comes to body types, we're all hybrids. No one person is 100%, one body type. There it is. Secret's out. That said, it helps when you know which body type you gravitate towards most. It will be a starting point. A quick way to figure that out is with this e-guide. Ok, now let's dig into the answers I have for Miss Lisa...
I've pulled four looks below, each for a different reason (check out the bulleted lists). In general, the Pear-esque body types should keep is simple when it comes to the bottom half of the fashion equation. Pants should stay relatively solid in color, not be too distressed, and pleats are just a bad idea. The goal isn't to minimize what I personally feel are a Pears best assets (pun, intended). The goal is to balance out proportions so you can highlight your silhouette. Work with what you have, don't try to fit what you are into something else. Here's how you can wear a boyfriend jean this summer:
- Keep the heel in there to elongate and keep it neutral back to your skin tone so you don't cut off a vertical line on the leg. You want length or perceived length here.
- The hem should fall a bit closer to the ankle and not taper in too much.
- Opt for a bold tee on top with an embellished neckline to draw attention upward as well.
- This would be perfect if first, there was a statement necklace (hitting along the crew neck, neckline) and the cuff on the jeans was closer to the ankle.
- A d'orsay pump has minimal fabric covering the top of the foot which is great.
- You don't need an iced latter but hey, it never hurts. The print on the top is a great way to accentuate your top half.
- A loose-fitting printed blouse is an easy option here.
- Notice how the distressed holes on the jeans are a bit lower. Try to avoid any details right at the hips.
- The length on that cuffed leg is good and the open printed pump adds some nice 'oopmh' to round things out.
- Use a woven/embellished jacked to your advantage as a top layer for cooler summer nights if you have them.
- The v-neck white essential t-shirt, half tucked into the waist works well (full-tuck wouldn't be a great call for Pears on this). Let the hem on the tee fall over the natural waist.
- Neutral heels win again.
- The layered necklaces are also a nice touch.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
- Wear a heel. It doesn't have to be three inches or more, but the extra height will be key in elongating things.
- Use the top half of the outfit to embellish with extra layers, jewelry, or even just details like ruffles and high-drama lapels.
- Keep the wash simple. Go with a darker wash, the less distressing at the hip the better. And keep the jeans cuffed right above the ankles so you don't stunt that vertical leg line too much.