pear shaped body line

The Pear/Cello Shaped Figure

So you’ve read the previous article on discovering your body shape and figured out you are the classic pear/cello shape. Here are some ideas on how to flatter your figure.

The good news is, if you are this shape, you are likely to have a defined waist. Always remember, a defined waist is an asset that should be highlighted!  It is well documented that a small waist-to-hip ratio sends out a primal signal of health and fertility to the opposite sex and is universally desirable physical trait, no matter what size the woman is.

If you are shaped like the sensuous cello, you have a narrower shoulder and a wider hip. To balance your proportions out, you could attract attention and visually expand to your upper body by way of colours, details and textures.

The list is not exhaustive, but here are some ideas:

  • Bright colours
  • Shiny Fabrics
  • Patterns and Prints
  • Extended shoulder lines (if you are unfamiliar with that term, our Cocoon dress is a good example of the extended shoulder line)
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Puffed sleeves
  • Cap sleeves
  • Petal sleeves
  • Bell sleeves (as our Belle top will illustrate)
  • Epaulettes
  • Military styling (double breasted design, braids, buttons, the works!)

In contrast, the lower body should be dressed plainly, with no details. Use plain matte fabrics in dark colours. We will be launching some bottoms in dark colours soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Till then, rock on!


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