How to Dress for a Pear Shaped Body

Whether you are heading to a wedding, a birthday celebration, or a special occasion, choosing a look that flatters your body shape is important. A pear shaped body (sometimes called a triangular body) is characterized by your measurements. Usually, the hips and thighs are wider than the bust and shoulders, and you have a defined waist that is narrow compared to your hips. If you are wondering how to dress for your body type, it’s time to update your wardrobe with outfits for pear shaped bodies that let you move with ease and stand out in your look!

Every body shape is unique. Therefore, it is essential to consider your body type when selecting dresses for special occasions which will make you stand out in all the right ways. Tips for dressing for pear body shapes include using your outfit to balance your body parts such as your shoulders, hips, or bust. Carefully consider colours, lines, and patterns to draw the eye to areas you want to be focused on. This can help create curves, length, emphasize, and even hide different body parts. Do not forget that it is okay to break the rules sometimes, as long as you have fun, are playful with your choices, and flaunt your body with confidence!


Off The Shoulder Necklines

To visually balance a pear shaped body, think about adding weight to the upper body such as the shoulders to level your look. This can be achieved by the utilization of design details such as frills or a statement neckline which draws the eye upwards. A statement neckline, such as a halter neck, boat neck or off-the-shoulder style will help accentuate your waist. A v-neckline elongates your upper body whilst subtly sending the eye down your silhouette.

Fit and Flare

The fit and flare style is similar to the A-line dress, it is a spectacular way for a pear shaped frame to play up your waist, these dresses have a more defined waist and more flounce in the skirt. This style brings in your waist and offers comfort at your hips. Adding a belt accessory can add a touch of glamour and cinch in the waist.


A great pear body shape clothing staple is an A-line dress. These dresses flow softly without clinging to the body. It provides a graceful drape, an excellent fit, and ultimate comfort. The skirts have more room and fall away from the hip, which helps streamline your bottom half. Helping to create a balance on the bottom half of the look.

You will always look your best in Montique! For more fashion tips or information on our dresses and products, contact us at to be in touch with our customer service team, or shop our new arrivals now!

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