Fashion Advice for Pear Shaped Women


Q- I am a typical pear shape – small breasts but large hips. My waist is small – about 30″ and my hips are 40″. I know how to dress for my shape, but I cant find clothing brands that fit me! I go to places like J Crew, Ann Taylor Banana Republic, and nothing works! I tailor when I can, but its hard just to get even close to my size. Do you have any recommendations?

A- You know to dress for your shape, so you are halfway there! I hate to break it to you, but a tailor is going to be your best friend. Buy big and get those babies taken in to fit you like a glove.

Another recommendation I have is This site has 7 different body types to shop by and it gives you outfits and items to shop for based on that information. You can also go in there, create a profile with your exact measurements, and MyShape will style you accordingly. I think that MyShape is great for women who have difficulty finding clothes for their bodies.

So give those two ideas a shot and readers, if you have advice on this topic please leave it the comments.

You can also check out my shopping lists for pear shaped bodies here and here.

3 thoughts on “Fashion Advice for Pear Shaped Women”

  1. Wow, that MyShape website is a godsend. I have always had trouble shopping for my shape, and now this has been a huge help. This will make back-to-school shopping soooo much easier!!

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