How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Style Spot / Personal Style
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
20-03-2011
  61
V.I.P.
 
Psylocke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,936
^Oh I like that one! What brand is it? Rick Owens? I think you might be right that a mermaid-like skirt could look good. And I guess I'd have to wear it with high heels though I usually prefer wearing flat boots with skirts.

  Reply With Quote
 
20-03-2011
  62
V.I.P.
 
melfreya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In a Wes Anderson movie
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,181
It's probably a question of do you want to accentuate the thighs or not..for example I would never wear that type of skirt, it would put so much focus in my thigh area. I'm a pear shape and I've worn many long skirts with no problem though most of them are A line or just straight up and down. Here's some examples and inspiration




examiner.com,stylebistro.com


Last edited by melfreya; 20-03-2011 at 01:11 PM.
  Reply With Quote
20-03-2011
  63
V.I.P.
 
Psylocke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,936
^Love the ones on Gillian Zinser and the Olsen girl (sorry, I still can't tell which one's Ashley and which one's MK ). Gillian actually has a similar body type as me and she totally rocks that skirt. The green one and the blue one on Margherita Missoni look great but I know those would be really unflattering on me Thanks a lot for the pics!

  Reply With Quote
26-03-2011
  64
V.I.P.
 
m.j.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Crazyland
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,141
im a pear...and i never saw this thread!!!

  Reply With Quote
15-05-2011
  65
front row
 
mermaidsandcats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Gender: femme
Posts: 317
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psylocke View Post
^Oh I like that one! What brand is it? Rick Owens? I think you might be right that a mermaid-like skirt could look good. And I guess I'd have to wear it with high heels though I usually prefer wearing flat boots with skirts.
I am very sorry, I didn't see your post until today!
Unfortunately I can't remember what brand the skirt was, saved that pic a while ago... but it shouldn't be difficult to find similar skirts atm with all the maxiskirt/dress hype ...

  Reply With Quote
15-05-2011
  66
front row
 
Emma Naomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Leicester, England!
Gender: femme
Posts: 353
I'm a pear.... sort of.... I have large hips, but small thighs (in comparison to my hips that is). So I guess I'm a weird pear shape.
I've never got why people say Pears should wear A-lines though, I always find they make me look larger and frumpy!

__________________
---
pinkwomble.tumblr.com
  Reply With Quote
30-05-2011
  67
front row
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Gender: femme
Posts: 257
I tend to avoid miniskirts that are too short and wear bootcut or flare jeans.

  Reply With Quote
30-05-2011
  68
front row
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The wild, wild West
Gender: femme
Posts: 292
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emma Naomi View Post
I'm a pear.... sort of.... I have large hips, but small thighs (in comparison to my hips that is). So I guess I'm a weird pear shape.
I've never got why people say Pears should wear A-lines though, I always find they make me look larger and frumpy!
Maybe it's because you have small thighs? I think A-lines work best if you have large thighs and small calves, since they make it seem like any bulk around the thighs is from the shape of the skirt rather than the leg itself. If there's nothing to camouflage at the thigh, it can sometimes defeat the purpose.

  Reply With Quote
06-06-2011
  69
rising star
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver
Gender: femme
Posts: 173
I'm pear shaped too, I think I'm around 33-27-39. But I think it depends a lot on your height and where you carry your weight. I'm 5ft10, and pencil skirts look great on me (as long as they're a good quality fabric, not too thin, and are lined. The cheap ones cling and look awful). I just bought a gorgeous red pencil skirt, and it looks great-so I don't think you need to shy away from wearing color on bottom completely.

I also wear skinny jeans exclusively, but I stick with dark washes and ones that bunch a bit at the bottom (instead of a skintight jegging) so that they look more proportional-and I wear them with flats. Pears can definitely wear skinny jeans. Have any of you seen How To Look Good Naked? Gok often puts curvy girls in skinny jeans and they look great, because he knows how to style it so they stay in proportion.

My biggest problem is that, of course, pears don't look great in short skirts. But being tall, it's so difficult! Almost all my skirts I will only wear with tights because at least they make my thighs look a bit slimmer. And I much prefer wearing skirts with boots, because I feel I look a bit more balanced.

I loooove that green maxi skirt on Olivia-I think maxi skirts can look frumpy really easily, but the silk makes it very sleek.

  Reply With Quote
08-06-2011
  70
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,140
bumping old posts!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evy View Post
Ooh, thanks Ta-Ta!

Being pear shaped can be a bit tricky. I realized only recently that this is my bodytype. I wouldn't get why skinny jeans and flats wouldn't suit me! I also look kinda awkward wearing leggings that stop in the middle of the calves.

Thinking about it, there are quite a lot of celebrities with this bodytype - I'm thinking Leighton Meester, Kate Hudson, Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria, Lauren Conrad... A good way to find some inspiration and knowing what to avoid and what to do.

I'm posting a picture of Lauren: isn't it amazing what the clothes you choose do for/against your body?

skinnyvscurvy.com
I wouldn't class them as pear shape at all. Eva is petite and has quite a boyish figure; small hips, not much waist, same as Kate. Actually, neither is Lauren. She is curvy below and abovem quite proportioned and hourglass

Pears to me are Keira Knightly, (when she lost all that weight people classed her as having an 'athletic' figure but she is a definite pear imo.) Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kristen Davies, Mischa Barton

I think being short and pear is the worst combination for clothes. What jeans to pick? Are skinny jeans considered a no no and heifer inducing? and bootcuts look even worse despite what the mags say. Dresses look awful as do skirts, it's awful. Knightley and Barton are tall and can get away with dressing their bodies but being short is a nightmare!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GasolineRainbow View Post
I'm not pear-shaped, but I subscribe to a thread on Star Style of a socialite who is pear-shaped: Dasha Zhukova. She is very slender, but has narrow shoulders and distinctly wider hips. She seems to dress extremely well for her body type, so I recommend checking out her thread.
I have thought once or twice she might be but then I abandoned the idea since she's so slim and her legs are tiny. Having wide hips doesn't equal pear right? or maybe I'm wrong


Last edited by Lacroix; 08-06-2011 at 10:13 PM.
  Reply With Quote
05-07-2011
  71
backstage pass
 
Underage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 556
I agree with some of the advice (wide-leg pants over cropped ones) but not others (wearing longer skirts). Plenty of pears have thin legs, and concealing sometimes makes you look bigger.

I've never been Kim Kardashian voluptuous, but I used to try to camouflage the curves I have, and all it does is make me look bigger. People have guessed me to weigh more than I do when I wear a lot of layers/loose clothing. I think it's all about showing off the waist, and if you're slim, your arms and legs. If you're a super-skinny pear, even things like skinny jeans can look good with heels. I find with pants in particular, especially if I'm not in the best of shape, it's best to look for ones that are straight through the thigh (but not tight) and looser through the rest of the leg. I can't wait until I get implants so I can become more of an hourglass.

  Reply With Quote
06-07-2011
  72
tfs star
 
Melisande's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Paris/Tokyo
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,546
It's true, I guess there are so many types of pears...I'm more of an hourglass and love longer flowy skirts and bootcut jeans, but just yesterday I discovered a tight black knee-length pencil skirt that looks absolutely fabulous on my figure, even better than A-line skirts I've had in the past! So excited to discover a new shape for me Sometimes it's all about little things like a centimeter here, there...so it's worth trying things on.
That said, I've yet to find a pair of skinny jeans that suit me...

  Reply With Quote
13-07-2011
  73
scenester
 
vagrants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: femme
Posts: 50
^Dark and straight at the bottom. I live in black Genetic Shane jeans (with flats, sounds like I ignore all the pear rules)- they're expensive but so comfortable. Skinny jeans can work on pears depending on how your legs are shaped. I'm a thin pear (a friend used to call our body type 'teaspoon of joy') and I carry all my weight in the low hip. Anything bootcut, wide leg, etc, makes me look much heavier than I actually am. A well cut skinny jean reveals the curve of the leg - I can't hide the hip in any pair of pants so I might as well show off the slender parts of the leg. Might not work so well with straighter legs (whoever said carrot was spot on).

Am I the only one not so comfortable with showing off the waist? I have broad, bony shoulders, then a narrow ribcage and waist, and I find that a looser shirt/tshirt that hangs straight down from the shoulders makes me look much more evenly proportioned. Combined with the beloved Genetic skinnies and a pair of flats, it feels like walking around in pjs :-)

  Reply With Quote
13-07-2011
  74
backstage pass
 
Underage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Gender: femme
Posts: 556
^ Oh absolutely, if you're in amazing shape, skinny jeans can still look good, if not better than bootcut or wide-leg jeans. Most pears have some thigh even if they're otherwise thin, which is why I'm currently avoiding skinny jeans.

I understand not being comfortable showing off the waist, that was me until I gained a little weight. Once you actually get meat on your bones, you become more comfortable with a defined waist/hips, at least I did.

  Reply With Quote
18-07-2011
  75
front row
 
risska's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Australia
Gender: femme
Posts: 410
I find Karen Walker make a lot of lovely full skits and dresses designed to be worn on the waste which I find perfect for my pear shape.




source: karenwalker.com

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
pear, shaped, wear
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.