Want to de-emphasize a curvy bottom and thighs? Then stay away from light-colored garments on the your lower half. Wear pants with a slightly to very flared hem. And never ever wear narrow-legged white pants!
So, I’m breaking the rules again. And I’m thrilled that I could pull off this look. (At least I think so.) Now if you want a great, comprehensive set of helpful tips in dressing for a pear shape, check out THIS POST by youlookfab.com from Seattle. But here’s what I did:
My outfit is practically monotone. I fulfilled a promise to myself. My wardrobe is a LOT lighter and brighter these days. You may have noticed in recent posts that I am loving WHITE, PINK, and YELLOW as a matter of fact.
Back to going monotone. Dressing in a single color elongates the figure. It stands to reason. I mean, you end up appearing like a vertically-oriented block of color rather than two or more blocks stacked upon each other.
Of course, I love adding another color to my outfits, especially when they are otherwise all black or all white. You might recognize these pink pumps and bag from my LAST POST. I was thrilled when I realized that the pink in my waistband matches these pumps.
Then I searched for a very small, discreet belt to avoid obstructing the cool colors in the waistband. A chain was the perfect solution. It also prevents the dangerous potential of a belt breaking up my silhouette.
Another trick to pulling off narrow-legged white pants on a curvy lower half is by wearing a ruffled top. If you are familiar with styling tips for pear-shaped girls, ruffles – on the tops of bikinis, dresses, and tops – are great for adding volume up top.
And lastly, the pointy heels elongate the legs. It helps that these are very light in color so as to somewhat blend in rather than contrast with the pants.
There you have a trick to dressing counter to common wisdom for your body shape. Just learn the rules for dressing for your body type, and then try substituting some tips for others.
Hope you like the outfit. I wore it to work another day with a short A-lined jacket which flares at the bottom. It made my hips look even smaller by contrast. Woohoo!