Wednesday, August 07, 2013

how to dress a pear shaped body {the maxi}

top: old (from mom's closet), maxi: sprightly-so, ankle boots: ross (options), watch: no longer selling (options), coconut bracelet/heart necklace: dominican republic, gold bracelet: nordstrom (similar), earrings: walmart (similar).

I hate to admit it, but it's the truth, I've been cursed with a pear shaped body.  And it really is a curse because when I wear jeans I don't look like this, I look like this. Okay, maybe not literally but I sure do feel like it sometimes.  Having a pear shaped body has got me thinking about different ways I can wear my clothes to draw the eye awaaaaaay from the pear bottom.  This past weekend I got on a google-ing rampage where I googled different flattering clothing options for this here pear shaped body of mine. I didn't find much for pictures --which was a bummer because I'm a sucker for pictures, but I found lots ideas that put visuals into my head. 

Just because you are pear shaped doesn't mean you can't wear the world-famous maxi skirt.

Obviously this outfit isn't one of the most ideal choices to "hide" my pear shaped body, but it does work pretty well.  Let me tell you why.  It's a longer flow-y dress, and it's not completely hugging my hips or thighs. Also, your attention should be directed toward my face because  I've paired the maxi with a shrug/cardi, long gold earrings, a necklace and I've left my hair down.  I've also paired the outfit with a heel, which gives me a bit of height and somewhat stretches out my pear shaped body. 

What kind of body shape do you have? 

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  1. Goodness, girl, I'm pear shaped too and it can be so hard to dress in a way that doesn't make me look bottom heavy. Your outfit makes you look great!!! (Not that you don't look great anyway!) ;-)

  2. This is awesome! Tying that shirt on the top is such a good idea! I have yet to find a way to make the maxi look the way I want it to on me haha

  3. I don't think having a pear-shaped body is a curse but I love how you find ways to style according to you. That's what fashion is about... To let ourselves shine! :) love how you styled this maxi dress!

    Visiting from the Sunday Style blog hop,
    Rhea @ Rhea Et Cetera

    Happy Sunday! :)

  4. So cute! I am short and round, so I pretty much don't do maxi dresses, lol. Love the top idea!

  5. I love this.
    I am so pear shaped it isn't even funny. Think Kim K.

    I am so glad that I am not the only one comparing my butt to Syds.



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