The Art of Wearing Hijab Part 4: Evening Wear. A Pear Shaped Body
To dress a Pear shaped body, a stylist would want to offer clothing that widen the shoulders. Suggest things that enhance a fuller top and chest while the lower body parts are narrowed and slimmed down. In another words, we need to attract the eyes to the upper body part while camouflaging the lower body parts.
Pear shaped body should wear:
1- Dark colors at lower body part and Light colors at upper body part
2- Layering tops (vest, cardigan, jacket, scarf)
3- Patterned and embellished tops or dresses (ruffles, horizontal stripes, flounce, pockets, beading, embroidery even lace)
4- Jewelries (statement dangling earrings, necklaces or brooch)
5- Tops, jackets and cardigan that ends above the hips or just above the knees
6- Fuller sleeves (puffed, ruched, cape and butterfly sleeves, bateau neck, and scoop necklines)
7- Wide necklines and chest enhancing necklines (sweetheart, strapless, V-neck and off-the-shoulders tops)
8- Belted clothes and wear thin belts
9- Boot bell bottomed cut, flared and straight-leg pants or jeans
10- A-line, flared skirt and empire dresses
11- Undergarments booster
For balls and party events, pear needs to take into consideration the need to create a well proportionate figure. Thus make sure to choose a dress or a top with busy detailing like beadings, lace or embroidery at the top half and wear a skirt that flares out with defined waist. Pear can wear any sleeves type and necklines that help enhance the shoulder. Suggested necklines: Wide V-neck, bateau, strapless, sweetheart, off the shoulders, halter, and scoop neck. Suggested silhouette: A-line (best friend), empire and ball gown.