And if you are a pear-shaped girl, we tell you exactly which fashion choices flatter your frame the best!
1. Embellished & Printed Tops
When it comes to a top, you can go all out when it comes to daring necklines, bold prints and heavily embellishments. Pair with streamlined pants or a flattering skirt.
POPxo Recommends: River Island Sleeve Less Embellished Double Strap Cami (Rs 3,890)
2. Fit And Flare It All
Dresses come in all shapes and sizes, but the best one for you would be in the ‘fit and flare’ silhouette. It should fit snugly till your waist and then flare out a bit so that your hips don’t stand out more than they need to. Try a few sizes before you head to the checkout as a different size might fit you better than than your actual size (depending on the manufacturer).
POPxo Recommends: Floral Fit & Flare Dress (Rs 829)
3. Layering Overdose
Try layering your top with a shrug or a kimono to add more volume to your shoulders. It balances your silhouette.
POPxo Recommends: Printed Kimono (Rs 2,290)
4. In The Dark
It’s common knowledge that black is a go-to for when you need to look your thin-est but the theory actually works for all dark shades. Wearing pants or skirts in dark shades will give an appearance of slimmer hips. So you’re bored of the usual black and blue, experiment with some shades like oxblood or forest green.
POPxo Recommends: Classic Woven Pants (Rs 1,129)
5. Skirting The Issue
Instead of the tight pencil skirts you see all the brands advertising, you should opt for ones that have a straighter cut and don’t hug your thighs too snugly. You can also give flared high-low shapes a shot, as it highlights your calves flatteringly.
POPxo Recommends: High Low Maxi Skirt (Rs 995)
6. In Accessories, We Trust
Go heavy on necklaces, they’ll be your best friends! They’ll emphasize your torso, which is what you need to do. Scarves and statement earrings also help. One statement accessory and you are all set!
POPxo Recommends: Tan Studded Necklace (Rs 899)
7. Shoe Shaping
You might not have heard of this or believe it for that matter but it’s true - the shape of your shoes will make a difference. Lean more towards pointed toes as they’ll make your legs look longer. Follow this advice and it’ll change your life completely.
POPxo Recommends: Nine West Mid Heels (Rs 3,000)
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Every woman should love her body just the way it is. But there is also no harm in knowing how to dress effectively - and finding the clothes that work for you the best. Have an quick look at your figure - if your hips are wider than your shoulders, your body falls in the "pear-shape" category.
Published on Mar 12, 2015