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5 Dresses Pear-Shaped Women Always Stick To

These look so, so good.

As we all know, bodies come in all different shapes and sizes – but there are a few well-known body types, such as the hourglass, apple or pear-shaped figures.

These shapes are well-known, although there are plenty more body type theories today, such as the Kibbe. But if you’ve identified yourself as pear-shaped and want to know which dresses will help you to feel your best, I can help.

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A small, slender upper body with wider hips characterises the pear-shaped figure. Experts say that dresses that are fitted at the waist and flare out at the bottom look great on this shape, while dresses with a high waistline will lengthen your body.

J-lo in la red carpet

By this logic, fit and flare, A-line and V-neck dresses look great, but there are so many more I’ve noticed pear-shaped women look incredible in.

If looking at other bodies helps you to identify what yours is, you might want to know which celebrities share this figure. You’re in great company; Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, J-Lo and Eva Longoria are all pear-shaped.

We’re not here to tell you how to dress; it goes without saying that you should wear whatever makes you feel like you, regardless of fit, colour, shape or length. Take our advice and make it your own, but never stop embracing your own personal stype.

Ready to get stuck in? Here are some of the best dresses perfect for pear-shaped body types.

Fit & Flare Dresses

Sigmund Dress reformation

Sigmund Dress, £278, Reformation – buy now

Wells square-neck cotton-blend dress

Wells Square-Neck Cotton-Blend Dress, £255, Staud – buy now

Fit and flare dresses lengthen and smooth the hips without clinging to them, something I personally hate as a pear-shaped woman. The skirt is flared out at the hips, which helps to create balance.

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A-Line Dresses


Slim-Fit Corset-Style A-Line Dress, £99, Cos – buy now

Faux Leather Volume Sleeve Mini A Line Dress Warehouse

Faux Leather Volume Sleeve Mini A Line Dress, now £15, Warehouse – buy now

A-line dresses, like fit and flare, have a fuller skirt that lifts the fabric from the hips.

It emphasises your narrow waist and shoulders that are typical of pear-shaped bodies, while the skirt skims the hip and thigh area.

Off The Shoulder

Off-the-shoulder ribbed dress

Off-the-shoulder ribbed dress, £19.99, H&M – buy now

You look great in off-the-shoulder dresses, as it’s very likely your upper body is narrow.

These create the illusion of broader shoulders, which balances out your body.

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Blazer Dresses

black Blazer Dress

Blazer Dress, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Feather Trim Blazer Dress

Feather Trim Blazer Dress, now £74.50, Warehouse – buy now

A blazer dress is another great option; it offers structure, while shoulder pads help to balance out the shape.

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V-Neck & Wrap Dresses

Black Floral V Neck midi dress

Black Floral V Neck midi dress, now £21, Monki – buy now

Sequin-embellished wrap-over mini dress

Sequin-Embellished Wrap-Over Mini Dress, £99, Amy Lynn – buy now

Not everyone can pull of a plunging v-neck dress, but you look incredible in these.

The neckline draws attention to your face and creates space in your top half, effectively balancing out the narrow shoulders of a pear-shaped body.

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