The best dress for a pear shaped woman is an A-Line dress. This is a shape that hangs well over wider hips and curves. Wrap dresses are also a good choice for pear shaped women.

When shopping for a dress, look for a higher waist line or an empire waist line. These will draw your eye away from the wider hips. A v-neck or boat neck is also very flattering. This widens the shoulders and balances the hips. Try to keep the pattern and bright color above the waist… and darker colors or solids below the waist.

Dresses that emphasize the waist are very flattering. Avoid baggy shapeless dresses, as this will simply add weight.

You’ve got curves… show them off!

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