Friday, November 20, 2009

Perfect Party Dresses for Your Figure: Pear Shapes

This body type is quite common in women. If you tend to gain weight in your lower half-hips and thighs, you're most likely a pear shape. I have a lot of friends who have this body shape and get so frustrated with dressing it. I know it can be tricky but all this means is you have wider hips and/or thighs and a smaller upper body.

Here are some tips for finding a perfect dress for your pear shape:

-Dresses that have an empire waist look fantastic on your figure because they are fitted at the smallest part of your body and then flow out over your hips.

-A-line cuts are great with a gorgeous, flowy skirt than doesn't cling to your hips or thighs.

-Show off your upper body with something strapless, a halter top style or v-neck!

Some great style ideas:

Adrianna Papell Beaded Chiffon Halter Dress
Price: $178
Available at: Nordstrom

Laundry by Shelli Segal Silk Charmeuse Gown
Price: $275
Available at: Nordstrom

Phoebe Couture by Kay Unger: Beaded Silk Organza Dress
Price: $390
Available at: Saks Fifth Avenue

Forever 21 Floral Hem Sheen Dress
Price: $27.80
Available at: Forever 21

Adrianna Papell Beaded One Shoulder Jersey Dress
Price: $168
Available at: Nordstrom