A lot of Irish ladies are pear-shaped and it’s a good shape to be if you like feminine dresses.
Basically, if you are pear-shaped, your upper half is narrower and neater with your weight being carried in your hips and through to your upper thighs.
A lot of pear shaped ladies tend to have neat waists which are perfect to show off the swing style dresses which are so popular this season.
When choosing something to wear, don’t go for shapeless tunics as you want to emphasise one of your best features which is your narrow waist.
A dress such as this new Electric Blue style will work well and at the same time, hide your hips and thighs.
If you want to add a cardigan or jacket, then choose one that either stops at your waist or one that has a hem line which sits at your hips.
Wearing dark colours on the bottom half of your body will also help to disguise the wider parts.
A well structured shoulder line and decorate features around the top half, will draw the eye to this area and away from any problem areas.
Empire line tops and dresses are also an excellent choice for pear shapes.
They draw attention around your bust area and then flow down in soft folds over your widest part.
Most empire line styles will have some type of feature around the top which again draws the eye to that area.
Check out this lovely dress with a drawstring feature at the bust to adjust for a perfect fit and then it flows in gentle folds over your hips.
Some basic rules to follow are to balance out your curvy bottom half with bold bright tops or tops with large collars, lapels or sleeves and eye-catching features.
Try to avoid pencil and fishtail skirts, especially tight-fitting ones will only emphasise your hips and behind.
Think Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez for star style inspiration.
Look for wide leg trousers or an A-line skirt to create a more balanced hourglass shape.
Try mid-rise boot-cut jeans with large back pockets and a wide waistband and avoid skinny jeans.
Pay attention to fit! Clothes should highlight your waist and shoulders.
Browse the Coze di Roze website for a gorgeous selection of dresses, tops and tunics to suit your shape.