The typical pear-shaped woman has hips and thighs wider than her shoulders or bust. Pear-shaped women usually also have smaller waists than women of other body types. With that, A-line silhouettes, that come in at the waist and flow outwards towards the hem, are one of the most flattering fits for a pear body due to the way they draw attention to the waist while slimming wider hips. Additionally, styles that draw the eye upward, usually by showcasing the shoulders and bust area, are flattering for this type of body shape. Bold colors and embellished necklines add a complimentary touch.Now that you know what to highlight, read on to see the styles to keep an eye out for the next time you’re shopping at Pulse!


DO – v-necks or scoop necks | crop tops | bell sleeves | cowl necks | bright colors | bold patterns

DON’T – shapeless cuts


DO – flare jeans | a-line skirts | dark, subtle colors | bootcut jeans

DON’T – pencil skirts | capri’s | skinny jeans


Jackets – a-line cuts | waist-length jackets | outwear that hits mid-thigh | cropped boxy cut


DO – open back | dramatic sleeves | dropped necklines | maxi style

DON’T – high necklines

TIP: The name of the game is playing with proportions that elongate the body. Pear shapes look fabulous in statement tops that draw the eye upward and highlight the waist, back, or neckline. Ready for more good news? Accessories like dramatic necklaces and earrings are your secret weapon.