Not sure if you’d consider yourself pear-shaped? We recommend measuring, and if your hips are more than 5% bigger than your shoulders or bust, it’s safe to say your body fits the definition. Once you’ve done the math, we’re calling out the clothes that are guaranteed to flatter your figure, along with the items you may want to skip. Armed with this handy guide, you can celebrate and show off your curves. So if you’ve been curious to learn a little more about the best ways to dress—and shop—for your body type, we’ve got your back.
Read on for all you need to know about pear body types and to shop our picks to help you show off your gorgeous style.
Consider looking to designers who tend toward sleek and sophisticated silhouettes. Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Diane von Furstenberg are all examples of those that embrace curves.