This story was updated in February 2019.
If you know you’ve got a broad waist and generous hips, then take a moment to sit back and thank the stars for your fabulous curves. You may get confused while deciding dresses for pear shaped body
but, if styled the right way, a fuller waist and hips can create that beautiful hourglass figure we all dream of.
Dresses For Pear Shaped Body
Wanna accentuate your curves? Here are 10 different types of dresses for wide waist body type that will embrace your curves and will make the most of them.
1. A-line dresses
An A-line dress is fitted at the top, hugging your upper body tight, and flared down from your waist, resembling the letter A. The bottom half of the dress is fuller and spreads away from the body. This silhouette looks perfect on women with a broader waist. The fullness of the bottom half of the dress makes the waist appear smaller and does a pretty neat job of balancing out your frame if you have heavier thighs.
POPxo Recommends: DressBerry Women Pink Embroidered A-Line Dress (Rs 1,899)
2. A skater dress
A skater dress is a modern version of the traditional A-line dress. They are shorter and flow down from the waist without pleats or gathers, whereas an A-line dress could have either. These dresses look amazing on girls with a broader waist as they function on the same design principle as the A-line dress...only they have a more fun youthful vibe attached to them.
POPxo Recommends: FabAlley Black & Burgundy Colour Blocked Skater Dress (Rs 1,200)
3. A shift dress
A classic wear staple, this dress does not have edges that define any part of your body. Ergo, it is the easiest and the most comfortable option for women with a broader waist. They have a straight column like cut that will neither accentuate your curves nor minimize them. Opt for shift dresses with more shoulder and sleeve detailing like a shoulder pad or ruffled sleeves.
POPxo Recommends: RI-DRESS One Shoulder Belted Shift Dress (Rs 1,595)
4. A wrap dress
Dresses with a tie-up front closure and a V-neck cinch the tiniest part of your waist and drop down from there. This slims down the waist and highlights your curves the right way. Always make sure you look for wrap dresses that you can tie up on your upper waist and not your lower waist.
POPxo Recommends: V Neckline Florals Wrap Dress (Rs 1,224)
5. Empire waist maxis
If you are wearing a maxi dress, then empire waisted maxi dresses are perfect for you. Draw attention to the smallest part of your body by wearing empire waisted maxi dresses that look great on your body. These dresses hold the smallest part of your upper body, right below the bust line, and flow down from there, making all pesky bulges disappear along with your style woes.
POPxo Recommends: One-Shoulder Maxi Dress with Contrast Waistband (Rs 2,999)
6. A shirtdress
A shirt dress, as the name itself suggests, is a longer version of the button up shirt - collars, sleeves and all! The fit is loose and usually you have the option of a belt to add some structure. These dresses are a good option if you want to cut down your waist and hips. They also work perfectly within the office environment, paired with leggings!
POPxo Recommends: Tokyo Talkies Women Blue & White Striped Shirt Dress (Rs 1,899)
7. Asymmetrical Fit & Flare Dress
Asymmetrical dresses are fitted at the top and loose at the bottom, so if you have a pear-shaped body then this is the best dress for you as it will balance the curves from top to bottom.
POPxo Recommends: Global Desi Striped Asymmetrical Fit & Flare Dress ( Rs 2,199)
8. Sheath Dress
A sheath dress is a perfect pick if you are looking forward to balance your curves from top to bottom. Wear it for a casual outing and make heads turn.
POPxo Recommends: Femella Women Navy Blue Printed Sheath Dress ( Rs 1,499)
9. T-Shirt Dress
T-shirt dresses are so chic and comfy, wearing one such oversized t-shirt helps to hide bulges and if you want to flaunt your curves then you can wear a corset belt with it.
POPxo Recommends: GAP Women's Black Short Sleeve Ribbed T-Shirt Dress ( Rs 2,499)
10. Drop-Waist Dress
A drop waist dress is super comfy and you can totally go for this one as it has flares at the bottom and is straight till the waist.
POPxo Recommends: Miss Bennett Women Black Self Design Drop-Waist Dress ( Rs 1499)
Tip: If you have a broad waist, then always remember to look for dresses that have more detailing on the upper half as they balance out the frame perfectly.
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