PEAR SHAPED BODY: Capsule Wardrobe
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16 May

Pear Shaped Body: Capsule Wardrobe, Clothes & Style

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How to know if you have a pear shaped body?

If your body shape looks similar to this, you are a pear shaped body type

  • Your hips tend to be wider than your bust
  • You consider yourself to have fuller hips in comparison to your top
  • Narrow shoulders
  • You have a fuller rear

Your body reminds a pear shape, and it is easily spotted if you have any of these characteristics from above.

Related: This class on body shape capsule wardrobe will help you understand your proportions much better and choose the best clothes as per your body's geometry.

A pear shaped body is actually one of the best body shapes out there, and it is effortless to find the best wardrobe capsule.

It tends to become an hourglass body, so this is why we will emphasize the beauty of the hips and put the stress onto the top by adding volume and concealing any defects, if there are any, of course.

Additional Helpful Information

I have a long explanation of what a pear body shape is and what you need to wear in general.

If you have any doubts about whether you are a pear shape or any other, please visit this article and get acquainted with additional styling information.

This is all to help you know your body better and get a higher sense of fashion.

A Pear Shaped Body: Capsule Wardrobe – What Is It?

A capsule wardrobe is a set of basic clothes that suit any other piece you have.

Whenever you have no time – you need to have a “capsule wardrobe” that always looks good.

This capsule wardrobe will be your “saver” at any time and situation in life.

Capsule wardrobe is suitable for:

  1. Office/Work outfit
  2. Casual outfit
  3. Going Shopping outfit
  4. Night Out outfit
  5. Birthday/Party Outfit

Can you imagine that all these outfits can be pieces of one capsule wardrobe that do not need to be huge and take up all the free space?

I love minimalism, so as a personal stylist, this is why I highly recommend a personalized capsule wardrobe for your pear body shape! It’s just a must when it comes to the question, “Oh, where do I begin”?

Tops For A Pear Shaped Body

All good basics always start with a white button-up shirt and a basic white T-shirt.

In this regard, we need to think about quality! We remember that 100% cotton, mulberry silk, and linen are the best choices for letting your skin breathe and feel good.

For a pear shaped body, we need to pay closer attention to the neckline.

Not all neckline forms will suit you the best. I have prepared a couple of good examples where you can see that are:

  • Plunging V-necks in any silhouette
  • Bell-sleeves
  • Deep U-neck cut
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Pay attention to a well-padded bra to emphasize the right volume. That will make your body look like a perfect hourglass shape.

Avoid color that is not a part of a capsule wardrobe, like neon shades and those that are too bright and would make it impossible to mix in everyday style.

If you really want to try something like bright red, you need to think if the rest of your wardrobe will match. If not, try burgundy instead; it’s a part of an essential capsule!

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Pear Shaped Body Shirt

Jeans For A Pear Shaped Body

Everybody has jeans in this world! Those became so popular that I cannot even imagine anyone not having a pair of jeans.

If you already understood me right, your capsule needs to have at least 1 pair of the best possible pants you can think of.

These jeans have to suit any occasion even if you have to the wedding (I’m kidding). Those jeans need to be your 1st choice!

What form of jeans do you need to pay attention to:

  • Flared jeans (perfect for elongating if you are petite)
  • Classic (no embellishment, no holes, applique, flowers, etc.)
  • Dark-colored preferred: black, blue, grey (to conceal your bottom if you’d like to)

Look at this perfect selection over here:

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Avoid: Skinny jeans that might make your bottom look even bigger, and the whole body will appear disproportionate.

Be Careful with light-colored pants: white, beige, and bright colors like yellow, etc.

You might want to think about an elongated cardigan or a tunica in a mixture with that.

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Blazer For A Pear Shaped Body

Now, you will want to seal the look with a thing that defines your attitude but still shows some style.

It’s always a blazer for me; it’s perfect for work and fits better than a jacket during colder times. For a capsule wardrobe – it’s an absolute must!

Remember that a deep V-neck will do you right if you want to add some volume to your upper body.

Look at this selection I have here:

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Kimono Is A Must-Have For Your Body Type

Are you wondering why a kimono would be the perfect choice for you? I will tell you that it’s for your body type and all women out there!

It’s the universal piece of a garment I can find, and it’s suitable for those who do not like getting too formal.

This is a perfect choice for getting something that will even out your bottom, emphasize your waistline, and even stress your neckline!

You can wear it alone, with your favorite jeans, leggings, and shorts. It can be a perfect substitution for a dress or a summer coat.

It is the most feminine clothing that exists, and I am just in love with it!

Look at this selection:

A Dress For A Pear Shaped Body

You will say that you already know that a little black dress is a must for every woman in the world, and I will say that it’s not entirely accurate!

For example, I have a black dress, and guess how many times I actually wore it. Right, 0 times!

Why? Because black doesn’t compliment my skin tone and body shape as much as other colors do!

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There are other darker shades if you do not want to wear black.

This is why I remind you to take a closer look at your skin tone and figure out whether you are warm tone skinned or cold.

For instance, I have warm blond hair, green eyes, and skin tans with a yellow skin undertone.

So, I am a “warm” type. I can wear a green emerald, burgundy, blue sea, light beige colors as basic.

A Helpful tip about Warm and Cold Skin Undertone.

Here, you can also find your seasonal color palette and figure out which tone and undertone suit you specifically.

When it comes to the type of dress, I always recommend:

  • Bell or Flared sleeves and belted styles will define your body in the desired places.
  • A-line styles would look fantastic on your body type, which goes for skirts too.
  • Hemline and Maxi styles will definitely bring more flair and feminine taste to your shape. If you feel like you can wear fitted styles – feel free to stress on your bottom. That would be a great idea to try something from the beige color range.

Look at this beautiful selection:

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A Skirt For A Pear Shaped Body

A skirt is not necessarily a must if you are a “pants” girl. But I’d try it if you want to feel more feminine. I’d recommend:

  1. Flared silhouettes
  2. A-line
  3. Pencil skirt if you need not hide your bottom, or you will wear an elongated blazer, tunica, or kimono that will conceal the rear.

Look at this selection over here:

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Shoes For A Perfect Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to capsule wardrobe shoes, you must know that it all depends on the lifestyle you choose.

If you are a sporty girl, do not invest in expensive Louboutins just because a stylist said so; take a look at something you may actually use.

And vice versa, if you wear heels daily, maybe Balenciaga sneakers are not your best option for investment.

What kind should always serve good to any woman in the world are these high-quality real leather shoes:

  1. Kitten heels in beige and black colors
  2. Loafers in Black and Silver
  3. Sneakers up to your preference

Look at this perfect selection:

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Avoid trendy “ugly” shoes like Balenciaga, Combat Shoes, funny prints, and synthetic materials.

Bag A Pear Shaped Body

When it comes to a bag, of course, one cannot measure it for body shape. It’s all as per personal preference.

Just do not forget about your perfect capsule wardrobe and consider whether it’s a good idea to spend money on something you are unsure about.

I mean something that requires substantial spending on luxury.

I always recommend trying out first the model that is made of a good quality genuine leather, Michael Kors or DKNY. See if you like it!








Iryna Fedorchak

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