How to dress a Pear/Triangle shaped body type

  1. Bring the attention to the upper part of your body. Choose slim, fitted tops, button down shirts and cardigans.
  2. Bring attention around the neck area. Shirts and dresses with embellished necklines draw eyes up towards the slimmed part of your body.
  3. Add visual interest to the upper body by layering garments. This will bring balance to a pear-shaped body.
  4. Emphasize the upper part of your body while slimming wider hips by choosing an A-line dress and tops.
  5. Usually balance a pear-shaped body by keeping the hems of pants, skirts, and dresses wide. Elongate your legs by wearing pointy-toed shoes with a wide-hemmed pants.
  6. Avoid embellishments that are flashy like funky pockets that have embroidery cargo pants. A little structure wear pants that skim the hips and thighs.


Show off your legs with a slightly flared pencil skirt while still camouflaging your thighs. Skirts should be knee length to elongate your lower half.

  • Wear A-line styles that sit at your waist/hips but that don’t go too high.
  • Don’t wear shiny or glitzy clothing; keep it simple.

Cocktail Dresses

Wear dresses with A-line skirts to camouflage wider hips; avoid tight dresses that cling to the rear, causing it to look bigger. Never wear dresses/skirts with ruffles on the bottom.