Denim Fit and Style Guide for Pear Shaped Women

A great pair of jeans can take you from casual weekends to casual Fridays at the office. However, if you have a pear-shaped figure, finding the right pair of jeans can be a little challenging. Your hips are proportionately larger than your waist, while you have narrow shoulders and a smaller bust. A great thing, you tend to gain weight in your bottom and thighs, while your stomach remain flat and waist small which will give you womanly curves when dressed properly. So, keep on reading for our denim fit and style guide for a pear-shaped woman like you.

Look for a dark and even wash with a slight stretch.


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Avoid light color washes or styles with fading around the hips or rear, because these accents call attention to the areas you want to downplay. A black pair of skinny jeans can be great as long as it fits you well. To draw the eye up, team your jeans with a detailed or catchy top just like a band-inspired jacket and a chic hat like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan did.

Choose denim styles that flow fully through the hip and thighs.

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Dressing well your pear shape is all about playing with style and proportion to draw attention to the features you want to emphasize, and camouflaging the problem areas. When picking a pair of jeans, opt for styles that flow fully through your hips and thighs just like a boot-cut style. The slight flare at the hemline will help balance out your hips. Trouser styles that snug through the hips and then wider through the legs are also very flattering. A pair of flared jeans can be great if the flare falls on the thinnest part of your legs. Sometimes, skinny jeans can also be nice if you intend to show your curves, but a fit that’s too full can make your legs look larger than they really are.

Keep the details simple.

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Avoid small back pockets that can make the behind look bigger. Instead, choose medium-sized pockets that angle slightly toward the center and are placed a bit higher than mid-cheek to help make the rear look perkier. You may also look for a contoured waistband that starts higher in the back above your bottom and dips down in the front helps shape a curvy bottom and prevents fabric from bagging at the crotch.

Wear your jeans with chunky heels.

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Since you’re bottom-heavy, chunky heels can balance your thighs and give you a sturdier balance compared to stiletto heels. However, that doesn’t limit you to wear stiletto heels, especially for tall boots that will elongate your leg line due to their higher shafts. Once you’ve found a great pair of jeans, you’ll love the way it will flatter your assets and take you from a morning of shopping to a night on the town.

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