The skinny pear shape is overall thin but still carries the bottom-heavy features of the pear. Wearing the right styles can create a visual balance for your body, while the wrong styles will do exactly the opposite. Let’s take a look at your body features, as well as the types of clothes that you should avoid.
The skinny pear shape comes with the typical pear feature of:
- Wider hips compared to your shoulders
- The tendency to experience weight gain first around the bottom half of your body, even when you’re overall thin.
- Narrow shoulders
If you have this body type, your focus should be on drawing more attention upwards and away from your wider hips. You should wear styles that minimize your bottom half, so you can easily create a more balanced silhouette.
For the skinny pear shape, the right fit is super important. Wearing clothes that are too loose or too tight can be a deal breaker. With this in mind, let’s check out some styles you shouldn’t wear as a woman with a skinny pear shape.
Sometimes, skinny women love to wear fitted clothes that highlight their curves better and have a firm fit. However, if you are a skinny woman with a pear shape, this might not have the result you expect.
Instead, since your pear shape has a bottom-heavy look, tight-fitting dresses will only highlight this imbalance in your silhouette and draw attention to your flaws. This is a major reason why it’s best to avoid bodycon dresses.
We all know how important confidence is when you step out in any outfit. The last thing you want is a dress that makes you feel super self-conscious. Bodycon dresses will highlight the difference in size between both halves of your body, and that won’t be a boost on your self-confidence.
This dress style will draw attention to your tight long sleeves and narrow shoulders. As a skinny pear shape woman, you need to wear more dresses that can give the illusion of curves.
Tops with fitted sleeves
The typical shape of skinny women with a pear shape body is to have a narrow upper body compared to the bottom half. Since you have wider hips, your best bet is to wear clothes that minimize this to create balance in your silhouette.
However, when you wear tops with fitted sleeves, this style doesn’t offer any balance in proportion to your wider hips. Rather, it draws more attention to this and won’t help you create a curvier silhouette either.
For skinny woman with a pear shape, you should wear more tops with cap sleeves as this draws attention to your shoulders and creates an illusion of balance with your heavier bottom-half.
A great idea is to choose cap sleeves made with linen material as this will give a more defined shape that’s comfortable on your body structure. However, pay extra attention to the fit as you need the cap sleeve top to be firm on your body for a flattering look.
These are tops that usually drape from your shoulder and stop below your hips, just before your knees. Tunic tops are not new to the fashion world, but not every body type can rock this comfortably.
If you’re a skinny woman with a pear shape, this style of top is not for you. Rather than create a flattering appearance, tunic tops shorten your legs visually, which further shrinks your overall appearance while drawing attention to your heavier bottom-half.
Rather than wear tunic tops, keep the length of your tops at hip level. The direct effect of this is that it draws more attention to your upper body, thereby visually adding volume to this area.
With this, you can effectively balance out your body proportions by accentuating your waistline. You don’t have to worry about the extra weight you carry around your hips and thighs as hip-length tops even this out.
Plain bandeau tops
As a woman with a narrower upper half, it’s always a good idea to create more visual interest around this area by incorporating details into your tops. This means wearing tops that have details on them.
Therefore, a plain bandeau top will not do justice to your unique pear shape and give you the balance that you desire. Instead, they will draw focus to your wide hips and waist, making the imbalance of your body structure more obvious.
Another drastic effect of plain bandeau tops on the skinny pear shape is that they can make your bust look smaller. This is because your body type naturally comes with nicely shaped busts that are smaller compared to your hips.
With a bandeau top, this will look even flatter as it is a strapless style designed to cover this area of your body. There is little to no support around your chest and this creates a straight line from your shoulders to your waist. Plain bandeau tops won’t help you create the illusion of curves.
Yes, crop tops are sexy and help to show off your sexy midriffs. However, this only applies to body types that don’t need a top to help create balance between both halves of the body. For the skinny pear shape, your long, narrow waist is an asset that crop tops can’t help to project in a flattering way.
Instead, this style of top will make your visual proportions appear more awkward because they draw the eyes downwards towards your wide hips. With more attention on your midriffs down to your wider thighs, there’s no way to create volume on your upper body that can help to balance out your overall body proportions.
Crop tops can also shorten your legs and elongate your torso. So, if you’re a petite skinny pear shape woman, that’s not a good look to have. Your best bet are tops of medium or hip-length that have a comfortable fit without drawing extra attention to your wider bottom-half.
Remember that the trick to balancing your skinny pear shape body is to avoid adding more volume to your bottom-half. Baggy pants are naturally bulky and formless, which means that they add more volume to your lower half.
This results in an overall unbalanced figure and a less feminine silhouette. Rather than wear baggy pants, choose structured bootcut pants that have a naturally flattering fit around your wide thighs and hips.
This will help you to create an amazing feminine silhouette that conceals problem areas on your body. The focus should be on highlighting your best assets and that’s exactly what a bootcut pant is designed to do.
It has a flare that starts out just below the knee, and this is the perfect position to draw attention downward and elongate your legs. You won’t get these results with baggy pants that have no flare or fitted structure.
Every skinny pear shape woman should avoid low-waisted pants as these sit at the widest part of your waist. The direct result of this is that they shorten your legs and elongate your torso, further creating an unflattering silhouette that negatively impacts your self-confidence.
Low-waisted styles are not comfortable for your unique shape. Rather than stick to these, you should wear tailored high-waisted pants that have a natural slimming effect while visually elongating your legs.
This comes in handy if you don’t mind adding a few extra inches to your overall height. There’s a lot of magic to experience with high-waist pants on your skinny pear shape. They have the power to accentuate your waistline and flatter your bottom-half, such that your wide hips are not so obvious.
Look for one with a tailored fit on your body as this helps to create a streamlined look that’s perfect for you.
Low rise jeans
Low-rise jeans sit below your hips and can make your body silhouette look disproportionate. This is a massive effect on your skinny pear shape that draws attention to how narrow your upper body is compared to your lower body.
Therefore, low-rise jeans are not flattering for your unique body type. Rather than wear this style, stick with high-rise straight jeans that have a relaxed and comfortable fit around your wide thighs and hips.
They also accentuate this area to create a curvier silhouette without adding unnecessary extra volume. One of the best ways to balance out the proportions of both halves of your body, while also creating the illusion of longer legs is to wear high-rise straight jeans.
You can also show off your ankles a bit in them to visually add more inches to your overall add. Ultimately, the trick here is to pick high-rise styles over low-rise styles for amazing results.