The pear shaped women are known for a curvier bottom half, so it is quite common that they have a bigger bum. The key to dressing wider hips of the pear is to choose the right clothing style that adds volume to your top half and therefore creates an overall visual balance. Before we dive into how to dress your body shape, let’s first fully understand your unique body features.
The pear body type usually has an upper half that is much smaller compared to the lower half of the body. Therefore, this means that your shoulders are narrower than your hips, and you project a bottom-heavy appearance.
However, one of your assets is your well-defined waistline which you can definitely style to your advantage. It’s not rare for the pear shape to have a big bum, and this means wearing clothing styles that de-emphasize this so your shoulders don’t appear narrower.
You can style your upper body with the right necklines to visually broaden your shoulders as well.
Black bodycon dresses
It’s no secret that black is an amazing slimming color. So, as a woman with a pear body type, this can definitely be used to your advantage. With black bodycon dresses, you can comfortably show off your curves and project and overall sexy silhouette that’s just right for your unique body type.
The beautiful thing about black bodycon dresses is that you can use this to create a sleek feminine outlook. Meanwhile, since you have a big bum, a bodycon dress can also help to accentuate your curves so your bum doesn’t appear too conspicuous.
Rather than make your bum the entire focus of your personality, wearing a black bodycon dress will help to give your backside a flattering look while drawing attention to your hips instead.
This also helps to balance both halves of your body as it highlights your curves in all the right places.
The pear body type comes with narrow shoulders and you can use off-the-shoulder dresses to create more visual balance when compared to your wider hips.
This is one of the best options for pear shape women with big bum because it helps to make your big hips not to appear bigger. With this, your hips won’t draw more attention than you’re comfortable with.
Most importantly, this effortlessly stylish dress can help you create a more balanced look where the eyes are drawn more towards your upper body, especially your neckline. Of course, it also helps that your beautiful collarbone and shoulders are part of your best assets, and this off-shoulder style highlights them perfectly.
Meanwhile, balancing out the width of your shoulders and hips will naturally have an effect on the size of your bum. You can downplay this area so the eyes are drawn to flattering aspects of your body.
Fit and flare dresses
I don’t believe that this list of the best clothing styles for pear shape women with big bum would be complete without including fit and flare dresses.
You only have to wear them a few times to truly see the magic of this dress style, especially when it comes to complementing your unique body shape. Fit and flare dresses are super flattering for women with a big bum as they help you create that feminine silhouette that stands out beautifully.
This is possible because the dress cinches at your waistline before flowing into a gentle flare at the bottom. It’s simple but perfect enough to emphasize your curves while minimizing the size of your bum and hips.
Naturally, this also balances with your narrower upper body, so you can have a more proportionate figure on both halves of your body frame. Even better, there’s enough room for your hips and thighs to breathe, so you don’t have to feel uncomfortable.
Avoid jeans with pockets
One of the best ways to downplay the size of your big bum as a woman with a pear body shape is to minimize details on your bottom-half. This means wearing skirts, dresses and jeans without embellishments on the lower half as these naturally add volume to this area.
This will only emphasize your bottom-heavy look and throw your overall silhouette further off-balance. A key feature to look out for here is pockets. Pockets add more volume and if you wear jeans with back pockets, chances are your bum will become even more conspicuous in these jeans.
The result of this is that you won’t be able to streamline this part of your body and there will be too much attention on your big bum. Therefore, it’s best to keep your jeans or pants completely pocket-free if you can.
High rise pants
For pear shaped women with a big bum, finding the perfect pair of pants can sometimes be an unpleasant experience. You want your pants to sit firmly on your waistline, so they don’t keep riding downwards and subjecting you to a long day of pulling them up continuously.
To ensure this doesn’t happen and potentially ruin your day, you should focus on the rise of your pants. With high-rise pants, you can make your bum look good and you don’t have to worry about creating an imbalance on your body frame.
The higher the rise of your pants, the easier it is to draw attention away from your big bum and encourage an elongation effect on your lovely legs.
If your legs appear shorter, this is just what you need to visually elongate them and create a waist-cinching effect on your body to enhance your natural curves.
Wearing skirts on big bum can be tricky as a lot of them may not be super flattering for bigger backsides, especially on a pear body shape. However, if you look out for skirts that have a bit of structure in them, you’re on the right path.
A great choice is the A-line skirt which has a structured silhouette that fits nicely on your body. The best part about this is that A-line skirts don’t add extra weight or volume to your overall body frame, so you don’t have to worry about your big bum appearing bigger.
This style of skirt also has incredible benefit for the pear body shape as it helps to enhance your curves and project a more proportionate appearance compared to your narrow shoulders. So, you can definitely streamline your silhouette and look sexier with A-line skirts.
Dresses with hemlines above the knee
It’s important to note that hemlines above the knee don’t mean that it has to be excessive or you won’t get the right results on your pear body. The goal here is to visually lengthen the bottom half of your body so you can appear slimmer.
This is great for balancing both halves of your body, so your narrow shoulders are not too obvious compared to your wider hips. As a woman with a big bum, opting for dresses with hemlines above the knee can be super flattering for you.
I dare say that it has a professional ring to it. Here, the neckline choice matters as well, You can opt for a v-neckline dress with hemline above the knee and you’re ready to have a fantastic day.
Avoid long jackets
Layering can be great for you, especially during the cold months or when you want to look even more stylish. However, there are a thousand and one ways to do this effectively on your pear body shape when you have a big bum, but wearing long jackets is not one of them. Long jackets are usually bulky and will draw the body down.
This means that they also add excessive volume to your body frame especially when the length is around the widest part of your hips and bum. Stopping at this point draws more attention to the size of your bum.
For a more flattering effect, your jackets should stop just above the widest part of your hips or bum.
Avoid mini skirts
Talking about hemlines, the length of your skirt or dress plays a huge role in how you project the size of your bum and lower body. To avoid creating a bottom-heavy appearance that further throws your entire silhouette off-balance, you should generally avoid mini skirts.
When the hemline of your skirt is excessively above your knee, leaving so much to the eyes, there will be a lot of focus on your bum. When this happens, your bum would appear so much bigger and you easily emphasize the narrowness of your shoulders compared to the bottom half of your body.
However, if you don’t want this excessive attention on your bum, then it’s best to avoid mini skirts. If the hemline must be above your knee, just a few inches are enough to get the best results.