Do you have a pear or triangle body shape? Are you often unsure about how to dress your figure to perfection? Are you wondering which type of outfit designs will best complement your shape? These are questions that plague many women who try to figure out whether or not an outfit would be suitable for them. Below are a few pointers on how you can dress up your body if you have a pear/ triangle body shape.
What is the pear/ triangle body shape?
Indeed, we know how a pear or a triangle looks like. However, this shape may be difficult to recognize when it comes to body shapes. If you are in doubt about whether you fall into this category, then look no further because African Bravo Creative prioritizes its customer’s needs. We offer a few pointers to help you determine whether you have a pear or triangle body shape.
The pear and triangle body shapes are characterized by individuals who have wider waists but a smaller burst. These individuals often have fuller hips and narrower shoulders. They may also have a fuller rear. This shape is also similar to a teardrop. The major difference between the pear and the triangle body shape is that, like the apple shape, individuals with a pear shape have more weight around their mid-section.
Guidelines for Dressing Triangular Body Shape
1. Go for plunging V-necks, scoop necks, or cowl necks
If you have a pear/ triangle shape, your main goal for dressing is to ensure that you make your shoulders seem broader than your hips. This will even out your figure and give you an hourglass look. Plunging V necklines are preferred as the bare chest creates an illusion of a broader chest. This is also seen in scoop necks, where a large section of an individual’s chest is left bare.
The same goes for cowl necks, especially if the top has a deep funnel neck draping. Here, the cowl neck will show off your neckline and create an illusion of broader shoulders. Some of our dresses have a plunging V-neck, which gives an illusion of a broader shoulder. A good example is our dashiki dresses, which are perfect for individuals with a pear or triangle body shape. Purchase our dashiki dresses today, and we will deliver them to your preferred location as soon as possible.
2. Bell Sleeves Are Your Friend
Bell sleeves are sleeves that are fitting at the shoulder but become more flare towards the hem. The flare sleeves create the illusion of a broader chest, thus giving you more depth around your upper body. This will balance your broader hips and give you the illusion of an hourglass figure. The fitting African cocktail dress offered on our website has bell sleeves, thus making it perfect for individuals who have this body shape. Also, it comes with a set of earrings and a headpiece, thus making it more economical and pocket-friendly. Purchase the African cocktail dress today, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible.
3. Always Wear Fitting Tops
Unlike individuals with the apple or inverted triangle body shape, individuals with a pear/ triangle body shape should always go for fitting tops. Baggy or loose-fitting tops will make their shoulders look smaller, which is not a preferable look. Instead, they should opt for either fitting or structured tops, which will give more definition around their narrow shoulder and waist. Always tuck in your tops to ensure that you define your waistline. Also, put on a belt to emphasize your slimmer waist.
Our t-shirts will be a perfect fit for you since they are fitting, and they can be worn in a variety of outfit combinations. Also, on our website, a perfect dress that fits these parameters is the African Cocktail dress, which has a cowl neck, bell sleeves and is generally fitting. This dress is guaranteed to show off your curves while giving your shoulders and upper body more depth. Purchase the African cocktail dress today, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible.
4. A-Line Designs Will Flatter Your Figure
A-line designs are designs where skirts or dresses are fitting at the waist but become more flare towards the hem. The same design is present in jackets or even palazzo pants. A-line dresses generally go with every body shape as they complement every person’s preferences. When a person with a triangle/ pear body shape wears an A-line dress, their waist becomes more emphasized. Consequently, the outfit minimizes the depth of the hips, making them seem less large but still beautiful and present. Both these actions make the shoulders seem broader, thus creating the illusion of an hourglass shape.
A-line designs are also helpful in hiding belly fat. This makes them suitable for those who are a bit heavier at the waist (people with a pear shape). Also, this makes them suitable for events where you plan to indulge heavily. Examples of A-line dresses offered at African Bravo Creative include the double helix dress, the African DNA dress, and the geometric African dress. Purchase either of these dresses from our website today, and we will deliver them to your preferred location as soon as possible.
5. Opt For Boxy Cuts or Other Outfits That Will Emphasize Your Waist
When you have a pear or triangle body shape, the aim of your outfit is to emphasize your waistline. This is because a narrower waistline creates more depth towards the upper body, thus making you seem like you have broader shoulders. As s result, you will create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Your number one priority when shopping for dresses, coats, or even jumpsuits is to find pieces that are more fitting at the waist. The Moroccan kitenge dress is a perfect example as it fits at the waist. Purchase it today, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible.
Consequently, this concept also works for skirts, where skirts can be fitting at the waist but become broader towards the hem. An example of a skirt that follows this concept is the Freestar skirt offered at the shop section of our website. This skirt fits at the waist, but it balloons towards the hips. As such, it created the illusion of an hourglass figure. When paired with a fitting shirt, this skirt will make you look beautiful. Purchase the Freestar skirt today, and we will deliver it to your preferred location as soon as possible.
6. Make a Belt Your Friend
Unlike other body shapes like the Apple/ inverted triangle body shape, you should frequently accessorize your outfits with a belt if you have a pear/ triangle body shape. This is because a belt will bring more definition to your waistline. Also, a belt will make your upper section of the body seem larger than it is, thus creating an illusion of an hourglass figure. Invest in a variety of belts, including the slim and the chunky belt, to accessorize your outfits and give your look the spice it certainly deserves.
7. Go for Maxi Styles
Maxi dresses are very complimentary for a woman with a pear or triangle body shape. However, unlike the maxi dresses worn by individuals with an apple or inverted triangle body shape, you should go for pieces that are more fitting at the top. These dresses should preferably have a plunging V-neck or a cowl neck, thus showing off a section of your chest. If you prefer a deep cleavage, these dresses will be the perfect opportunity to show off your confidence and unique sense of style.
We offer a variety of maxi dresses suitable for individuals who have a pear or triangle body shape. These include the Brown and the blue kitenge maxi dress. Both dresses are made in a plunging V-neck design and fit the upper body, thus creating a beautiful silhouette. Purchase both of these dresses today, and we will deliver them to your preferred location as soon as possible.
8. Opt for hemlines that go below your knees
Hemlines that go below your knees elongate your frame, thus making you look taller. An elongated frame will also remove all the emphasis on your look from your upper body to your whole frame. They also emphasize an individual’s broad hips and thighs, making them look even out and complimentary to your narrower shoulders. A number of our dresses have hemlines that go below the knee. These include our bodycon elastic African cocktail dress, where both have ruffles at the sleeves. These ruffles will be beneficial in giving more depth to your upper body. Our African cocktail dress also has a rather longer hemline. Both these dresses will serve your needs on occasions where you are required to dress up. Purchase either of them today, and we will deliver the dress to your preferred location as soon as possible.