Pear body types, upgrade your casual fashion game in 6 steps:
sources: 1 Jonathan Saunders Poppy angora-blend sweater (www.net-a-porter.com), 2 J BRAND 'Maria high rise' skinny jean (www.farfetch.com), 3 Jerome Dreyfuss Ponyhair Carlos Tote (www.barneys.com), 4 Manolo Blahnik Pointed Toe Suede Pump (www.hirshleifers.com), 5 House of Harlow 1960 Metallic Flatpick Necklace (www.shopbop.com), 6 Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses (www.shopbop.com)
The top: When it comes to the Pear body type, you always want to use your silhouette to play a bit on the top half of the ensemble. In this case, we're keeping it a bit more toned-down with the v-neck sweater, but with the addition of the statement necklace, you can make things instantly interesting. Work with your basics and accessorize to make a look your own. The most important thing to have is a strong core Closet/foundation.
The bottom: The skinny leg in a dark wash is your friend. A lot of Pear body types shy away from skinny leg jeans, and if you're petite, that makes sense. A boot cut would work better for you. But overall, the skinny jeans can work in your favor IF you keep them dark with limited embellishments like pockets or whiskering/distressing. Also, if you're going to go for a skinnier leg line keep the heel. Don't get mad at us, we know you'd rather prance around town in a flat (unless you're like some of our Editors who have yet to master that skill; flats make them nervous the way platform pumps do the rest of the world), but you need a heel to elongate your lower half.
The rest: P to the S, yes, you see sunnies on this. Sunnies, for a night out? Well, if it's spring/summer, this is a viable options. With daylight savings, not so much when you're 'falling back' an hour. The sunglasses show you this look works for day just as well as it does for evening. Loving the versatility on that.
The bag is a great way to take a basic look here and add some oomph. You're everyday bags are ones you should invest in, the trend pieces like this you can play a bit more with when it comes to materials. Check out the latest handbag picks to browse more (budget friendly) options in the Closet (link below). The pump keeps the lower half clean and polished. No cluncky boots please. Actually, a boot with a skinny leg for a Pear body type is a tough combination to pull off. If you had a black jegging with a streamlined black, heeled, mid-calf boot, you would be ok. The most flattering take on this though, is going to be something more polished and minimal like the pump.
The ONE thing you need to know: If you have a sweater like this with a bit more volume to it that extends out from the body at the hem, make sure that it stays above your hips. If this sweater brings weight past that natural waistline you're defeating the purpose of dressing for your body type entirely. Opt for something that wraps or fits snugly to the body instead.
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