3 Fantastic Fall Fashion Trends to Flatter Pear Shapes
The mornings are getting colder and auburn leaves are crackling underfoot. You know what that means – it’s time to pack away your summer dresses and swap pretty pastels for autumn’s sophisticated, moody color palette.
Although creating a new seasonal wardrobe is exciting, it can be a little daunting too! “Sure, it looks good on the models,” you think, “but how will it look on me?” That’s where we come in! Whether you’re a petite princess or big and beautiful, we’re going to show you how to embrace some of fall 2014’s hottest trends in a way that best suits your body.
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We’ve already outlined some fantastic fall wardrobe basics under $100 to flatter any body type and several sultry autumn styles for straight shaped ladies, but today’s fall fashion finds are just for you, pear body types. We’re going to focus on frocks that define the waist and minimize the hips to help bring out your hour-glass figure.
Let’s get started!
1) Flirty in Florals
Florals are no longer content being just a spring fling. These fresh, feminine patterns have invaded fall fashion and are here to stay. Give your floral wardrobe staples a moody, autumn makeover by swapping soft pastels for dark hues and dramatic splashes of color.
Florals can be dressed up or down. Jessica Simpson’s Sleeveless Floral Print Dress (Macy’s – $98.99) is a great example of a floral dress with a classic feel. The muted colors lend the dress a vintage feel that adds to its sophistication, while the edgy thigh-caressing hem keeps it modern. The fit and flare style is ideal for a pear body shape as it cinches in at the waist and skims over the hips. Even the scoop neckline adds to the effect, widening and accentuating your shoulders for an hour-glass silhouette.
Fall fashion isn’t all about black and burgundy, though. For a casual, day-time look, try the Kimchi Blue Ashley Lace-Up Back Romper (Urban Outfitters – $59). This refreshing romper sports a slim-fitting top to emphasize your enviable waist and pleated, relaxed shorts that slyly minimize the hips, creating the perfect balance for a pear body type. The striking blue and purple flowers explode over the white fabric to create a bold twist on a spring classic. For extra waist definition, add a narrow belt.
Fall is all about layering so as the temperature drops, cozy up these looks with a cropped cardigan and a pair of knee-high boots.
2) Pretty in Plaid
Plaid is a runway favorite for fall 2014, popping up on everything from sexy stockings to serious menswear. Plaid is as versatile as it is timeless – it can instantly transform you into a preppy co-ed or a rocker chick and everything in between. Keep in mind, large, bold plaid patterns will draw attention to the surface they cover, while softer, smaller patterns will help to minimise problem areas.
The Plaid Peter Pan Collar Dress (Forever 21 – $15.96) is a super cute option for the teens and twenties crowd. The capped sleeves and large tartan squares broaden the shoulders to balance your body shape, while the use of a slim belt keeps the waist defined. Hitting at thigh height, this otherwise preppy dress boasts a hint of defiance. Amp up the attitude with a few studded bracelets and a pair of lace-up ankle boots.
Both plaid and sweater dresses are rocking the catwalk this season. What do you get when you put them together? A fashion forward look that’s both cosy and chic. We love this Betsey Johnson Plaid Fit & Flare Sweater Dress (Nordstrom – $88.00). Touted as menswear-inspired, you can jazz it up or dress it down for maximum versatility. The skirt flares smoothly from the waist, creating gorgeous definition to rebalance your silhouette, while the back of the dress creates interest with a stylish drop-waist flounce. Just add black tights and a fitted blazer for a casual corporate look or tall boots and a moto jacket for a night out on the town.
3) Beautiful in Blue
Fall fashion 2013 saw blue make a dramatic entrance to our autumn palette on the back of designers like Valentino and Prada. Among the sea of sultry burgundies and mysterious mauves, beautiful blues have made a comeback for fall 2014 in styles to suit every occasion.
The Kensie Draped A-Line Dress (Macy’s – $69.99) in heather navy is a perfect addition to any fall wardrobe. Knit fabric gives it the warmth of a comfortable hoodie while the exceptionally flattering a-line silhouette offers all the style of a trendy sweater dress.
Looking for something more formal to suit your pear body shape? The Tahari by ASL Sleeveless Pleated Jacquard Dress (Macy’s – $95.99) is an upmarket option in a gorgeously regal shade of jacquard textured blue. It sports a structured a-line silhouette, which hugs the waist while the box-pleated skirt smooths over the hips. The removable belt is both fashionable and functional, drawing further attention to your petite waist.
Finally, let’s add a touch of lace to your fall wardrobe. The Ronni Nicole Three-Quarter Sleeve Lace Dress (Macy’s – $79.00) is timeless, effortlessly elegant and right on trend. Hitting just above the knee, this flattering fit-and-flare dress will accentuate your shoulders with a wide u-neckline, helping to balance your hips and slim your waist to create a beautiful hourglass silhouette.
With these 3 fantastic fall fashion finds under $100, you’re well on your way to building the perfect, contemporary fall wardrobe for a pear shaped body.
Always remember: Shop Your Shape, not your size!
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