Not usual pear shape
Pear Shape Body (also called Triangle Body Shape)
I am not an apple or a pear shape. Very small up top with small breasts. Large in hips and thighs = Pear shape but I don't have small waist or a flat stomach. I have large belly above and below navel, and very uneven hips. What style suits. Please don't stay wrap dresses they don't look good with no breasts.
Hi Vicki. Thanks for your question.
You are correct in saying that a typical pear shape body
is described as having a well defined waist. However, carrying more of your weight below your waist, as you describe, and having a smaller top half, is still described as a pear, or triangle, body shape.
And, from your description, it sounds as if your tummy is not large enough for you to be described as one of the apple shapes. So, I'd still say you have a pear body shape.
You are also right in saying that wrap over dresses aren't the best choice for small busts. Although, sometimes, they can be made to work by wearing a camisole top, or similar, underneath.
You don't mention your vertical body shape
, or your height. And in fact all of your proportions come into play for deciding exactly which styles will suit your body shape. That's why I recommend the eStyles program
to learn exactly what's right for you and what to avoid.
However, to suggest some styles, I'll assume you have a balanced vertical body shape and are of medium height.
Clothing style suggestions to flatter your pear shape body
Your main aim in choosing clothing styles and putting outfits together will be to balance your upper body to your hips. Take a look at the recommendations I make here
, these will also work for you. And here are some more styles that should work well for you...
Dress styles, like this one, that are slightly shaped, with sleeves, and neckline detailing should be great for your shape. Short sleeves will also work, if your upper arms are reasonably toned and not too heavy.
And this style, that has a higher waist, and neckline and shoulder detailing.
How to create your best looks
And don't forget to wear your best colors, choose styles that suit your personality, and think about when you'll wear the dress as well. See the 6 steps to style
for the whole style picture and for links to more articles to help put your best looks together.