Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Jeans for PEAR Body Type

If you aren't sure if this is your body type, visit: Identify Your Body Type to find out. This is part of a series for finding the right jeans for your body type compliments of, which is the source of my information.

To enhance your upper body and detract attention from your bottom. Within reasonable limits, to mold your hips and rear end with well cut designer's jeans.


  • Boot-cut and flared legs give a long and lean look, but the gentler flare of the bootcut will serve you better
  • Womens designer jeans in stretch fabrics will make any fit more comfortable
  • Look for dark washes
  • As obvious as this may sound, it is especially important for women with a tummy: buy jeans that are the right size! You do not want to have a “belly spill over”
  • Try to find a pair in which the outseam is brought further to the front. This gives the illusion of a thinner thighs
  • Avoid pockets that sit too low, near the beginning of the butt, as they will shorten the look of your legs
  • Avoid excess fabric in the rear-end area
  • Low rise jeans can help make your rear end appear shorter and your torso longer


  • Pleats widen the look of hips and thighs
  • Avoid small pockets in rear, as well as pocket-less jeans and pockets placed too wide apart
  • Avoid tight jeans, especially those that are tight at the knees
  • Avoid bundling fabrics at waist
  • Avoid horizontal detailing at hip level, such as contrasting pockets
  • Even if this is the rage in womens designer jeans, avoid washes in the back pocket area, as well as any embellishment
  • Don't even consider capris (nobody should)


  • Look for Flowing fabrics and blouses with a lot of detailing
  • Long jackets, never to the hip
  • Semi fitted or Tailored tops
  • Jackets should end below the hips
  • Shoulder pads
  • Loose or dropped belts
  • Keep handbags above hip level
  • Look for cowl necks and square necklines
  • Use belt the color of your blouse, narrow and draped
  • Dark colors on bottom and bright colors on top

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