Dressing up for work interviews for management jobs is stressful. Not only does it gives you the jitters, it is also gives pressure especially on women to look their best. I thought I would post some tips on how to dress up for women with pear-shaped bodies. Pear-shaped women have more weight around their hips, thighs and butt. It might pose some frustrations not being able to fit into jeans and having that shapely butt, but with a few work-arounds and tips, you can look fabulous!
Think of J.Lo, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Paris Hilton and Kate Hudson (yes she is pear-shaped!) They can still rock their clothes!
* Always Choose dark hues for your bottom and light colors for your top. (The dark hues will slim you while the lighter colors will draw attention upwards).
* Try A-Line skirts and dresses for a flattering look.
* When it comes to jeans styles chose boot cut since the room in the thigh area will make your hips look smaller.
* Stay away form babydoll dresses and empire waists this will only draw more attention to your hips.
* Try printed tops since they will also draw attention upward.
* Try to wear high heels to give your silhouette a elongated look.
* Stay away from shorts this will only enhance your bottom and instead try skirts.
* To real help turn your pair shaped into more of a hourglass look wear loose fitting tops and slim tight jeans.
* Opt for wrap dresses, shoulder pads ( which is a look making a comeback), Tankinis, and wear accessories and bold jewelry on the top of your silhouette.
More concrete tips from the Budget Fashionista:
1. Balance it out
As with any body shape, you want to start by paying attention to balance and proportion. The proverbial “if you’ve got it, flaunt it,” does not mean you have to draw extra attention to your ample derriere. Avoid clothes that add even more volume – skirts with extra large pleats, ruffles, and giant prints will only magnify your hips. You do, however, want to draw the eye up and towards your face. Lace detailing, pretty prints, and eye-catching details around your neckline will keep the focus where it belongs.
2. Get to know your tailor
Because you have more to love on bottom, you want to keep things sleek and tailored below the waist. You may be tempted to hide in super-baggy pants or mu-mus, but that will only make your whole body seem saggy and shapeless. Stick to pencil skirts or A-lines that skim your curves (without drowning them in fabric or hugging them too tightly), and trouser-cut pants that balance the hips (just say no to a tapered leg!). If you need to go a size up to fit your hips when dress shopping, make sure the top could be easily taken in to fit your smaller frame.
3. Color is not your enemy
Black is great and all, but it isn’t your only option. Sure, you want to avoid giant neon flowers plastered across your backside, or fushia hot pants (ok, any hot pants), but colors are not your enemy. A navy or emerald green skirt can be great options for spring, and small patterns can be flattering, too.