What to Wear For a Pear Shape Body

Nothing makes us feel more confident and beautiful than finding an outfit that flatters our body shape. Whether you are heading to a wedding, a birthday celebration, or a special event, choosing a look that flatters your body shape can be difficult. 

A pear shaped body (sometimes called a triangular body) is characterised 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 a pear-shaped body, don’t fret. It’s time to update your wardrobe with pear body shape fashion that lets you move with ease and stand out in your look! In this guide, we will show you the best ways to stand out in a pear-shaped frame with the right clothing. 

Characteristics of Pear Shape Body

  • Wider hips 

  • Narrow shoulder line 

  • Small bust 

  • A defined waist due to larger hips 

  • Legs and thighs are full and muscular 

How to Dress an Pear Shape Body 

When it comes to pear body shape fashion, there are a few things to keep in mind. Always use your outfit to make your shoulders, bust, waist, and hips balanced. Use lines to create curves or highlight your favorite body parts. Consider colour as bright colours draw more attention than dark colors. 

Dresses for Pear Body Shape 

Regardless of what shape or size you are, it is important that you focus on creating a well proportioned frame. If you are wondering how to dress a pear-shaped body in a flattering dress, look for styles that follow the above guide: balance your outfit, use lines and colour to draw the eye to your favourite features..


The perfect pear-shaped body dress is an off-the-shoulder dress! Bare skin tends to draw the eye, giving you a chance to show off your shoulders and draw attention away from the mid-section. Any open neckline shows off your collarbone and chest, helping draw the eye up.

Our Aura Black Cocktail Dress is a fabulous choice – it's playful and feathered off-the-shoulder neckline and rushed waist create shape and definition. Try pairing it with our Sophia Crystal & Pearl Earrings to draw more attention to your neckline. 



A-Line Dresses

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.

If you are looking for the perfect pear body shape dress, our Opra Vintage Pink Sequin Chiffon Dress is an amazing choice. It flows delicately over the arms and down the body while offering the right amount of modesty for any event. 

Fit and Flare 

A fit and flare dress is a spectacular way for a pear shape frame to play up your waist, these dresses have a more defined waist and more flounce in the skirt.

Show off your shoulders and accentuate your upper body by wearing our stunning Lola Navy Gown that is comfortable and flattering on a pear shape body. 

Wrap Dress

A wrap dress is more fitted and balances your shoulders by gripping the waist, creating a more defined waistline. Its deep V-neckline draws the eye in and upwards. 

Try our exquisite Chaya Printed Dress with a V-neckline, perfectly printed, and semi-sheer sleeves for a chic, gorgeous look. This piece can be dressed up to wear as a wedding guest dress or dressed down and will never go out of style! 

No matter the occasion, you will look and feel fabulous in Montique! Looking to purchase a dress for your next event? Check out our selection of dresses for a pear shape body at Montique Clothing today!

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