Not sure if you'd consider yourself pear-shaped? We recommend measuring, and if your hips are more than 5% bigger than your shoulders or bust, it's safe to say your body fits the definition. Once you've done the math, we're calling out the clothes that are guaranteed to flatter your figure, along with the items you may want to skip. Armed with this handy guide, you can celebrate and show off your curves. So if you've been curious to learn a little more about the best ways to dress—and shop—for your body type, we've got your back.
Read on for all you need to know about pear body types and to shop our picks to help you show off your gorgeous style.
Celebrities With a Pear Body Type
Kim Kardashian West
Pear body types like Kim Kardashian West have a narrow waist and hips wider than their shoulders.
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Rihanna opted for a look that accentuates her waist and balances out her curvy bottom half with more volume on top.
Beyoncé chose a dress that draws attention to her shoulders to balance out the fact that they're narrower than her hips.
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An A-line dress helps accentuate your narrow waist and slim shoulders.
Designers for Pear Body Types
Consider looking to designers who tend toward sleek and sophisticated silhouettes. Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Carolina Herrera, and Diane von Furstenberg are all examples of those that embrace curves.