Yesterday's fantastic blog post detailing the guidelines for dressing pear body type is something I'll be returning to a lot. The sheer volume and level of details is astonishing and for someone like myself who prefers playing within well defined framework and learning the rules of the game before I decide how to expand on or leave it, the post with guidelines for dressing my body shape is basically the best imaginable style lab.
I did not comment much on the post itself because just reading left me dizzy with ideas, but I finally collated a selection of outfits which showcase the tricks I already use and what I want to expand on.
I hope the visuals will be of use to the other pretty pears.
- My personal no.1 guideline is to draw the view above, be it through interesting details or structured shoulder-line, pattern and/or colour and the right sort of neckline.
- The next is to use the right sort of jeans (bootcuts - least favourite, straight - hard to get the right length, skinnies - absolute favourite, bf - growing affection for this style)...
- ...or fit & flare dresses or skirts...
- ...or some other style of skirt which will not pull over the widest part of my body.
- I love the length of tops which ends around the hips, again - it's a style which avoids that horrible clinging.
- Finally, something I've always been drawn to is asymmetry. I love the playful and unexpected vibe it projects and the figure flattery is just an added bonus.
We have the bodies we have - we can either accept them or spend a lifetime wishing for some perceived perfection. I chose to no longer question but to love what I've been given and I as time goes by I take more and more pride in rejecting the clothes that don't suit me - because it's the clothes that are wrong, not my body.
Thank you once again Angie and YLF for teaching me to have fun with fashion
And now if I could only have one day to spend with my wardrobe and try all those other guidelines...
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