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What dresses suit pear shapes?

(13 Posts)
Rathkelter Sun 22-Oct-17 08:55:10

Every style of dress I try looks naff on me, I think.
I'm 5'5, about 69kg, small boobs and a bit of weight to lose around my middle. My bum and thighs aren't massive but not slim.
Dresses that cinch in the middle like Kirstie Allsop wears don't suit as they are unflattering on top.
Knitted dresses and short dresses look ok on top but make my bottom half look big, especially if they end above knee.
Boden /FatFace etc jersey dresses look forward on me.
Is there another alternative?

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 09:27:58

Maybe something like this

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 09:31:58

Boatneck and wrap dresses are good. I’m very bottom heavy, so wear smock dresses which help with the never going away baby bulge

TonicAndTonic Sun 22-Oct-17 09:41:38

Fit and flare dresses or skater dresses (though not the ridiculously short skater dresses) look the best on me, and I'm a 5ft 5 pear. Personally I find wrap dresses make me look even flatter chested than I actually am!

Here's one purely to give you an idea of the shape I'm on about:


Rathkelter Sun 22-Oct-17 12:08:15

It's a pretty dress Tonic but would make me look fat around the shoulders and knees. Losing 5kg might help me I guess!

Rathkelter Sun 22-Oct-17 12:20:08

Mumof, it's a nice dress. Quite formal though. What do you wear for everyday?

BartlebyTheScrivener Sun 22-Oct-17 12:25:11

How about a mini length A-line dungaree dress in denim or cord with a long sleeved top and thick tights underneath?

Rathkelter Sun 22-Oct-17 13:10:40

I could try that Bartle. Thanks

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 13:14:29

Daily I wear smock or jersey dresses, for me the length is key. From trial and error I’ve realised that my size and shape need dress just above the knees. Just below and looks grumpy.

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 13:15:15

Safe brands for me are Boden, joules and M&S.

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 13:17:34

This is from Khaadi, size 16 though I’m a 14. Apparently looks very good, it is shorter just below the knees

tweedysue Sun 22-Oct-17 13:29:40

Would not have a clue what suits a pear shaped as I am tall and slim.. always have been........ lol

mumoffour1716154 Sun 22-Oct-17 13:51:20

Was 5’9, then had kids now I’m pear shaped and 5’6

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