Hi fashion sewers,
How many of you reading this article right this very moment have a pear shaped body?
Well here’s the great news, you have a wonderful body shape.
For those of you who unsure about body image and the female figure, this series of posts will look into each and EVERY body shape to discover which you are.
We will begin this series looking at the pear shaped form.
A pear shaped body (as you would imagine if you picture the fruit) is when the lower proportion of your body, i.e. hips, waist and thighs, are larger (not fatter) and more pronounced than the top half of your body, which tends to be smaller (not thinner).
Signs of a Pear Shaped Body -
1 – You are well proportioned in the hip and thigh area.
2 – You have a smaller upper body in relation to the lower parts. Your bust and shoulders are proportionally narrower than your hip-line.
3 – You have a well defined waist area.
4 – You tend to have rounder shaped buttocks.
5 – You sometimes look shorter than you really are.
Need an idea of what the pear shape looks like? Why not compare to some of these famous names -
Beyonce Knowles, (above left) and Jennifer Lopez (above right), along with other celebrity such as Shakira are renowned for their pear shapes.
Do their shapes have any similarity to yours?
As a fashion sewer, and sewing project enthusiast, I know it is of the utmost importance to identify your body shape before buying any sewing pattern. That’s not to say you can’t, but it always helps to choose those sewing patterns that really will compliment your figure and body shape.
What Suits your Body Shape and How to Make the Most of It -
I hope this video gives you some insight about what suits a pear shaped body and how those lucky enough to possess one can really make the most it.
I would love to here any of your pear shaped comments.
Use the comments box below or the contact us page.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea
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