Here at Anomalie, we believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the right dress design. The right gown will be, unsurprisingly enough, the one that feels right. And what better way to highlight your favorite features than with a dress that compliments your figure? If you’re a pear-shaped gal, seek styles that highlight your smaller waist. Don’t know where to start? We’re here to lend a hand!
Keep scrolling to see which dresses flatter your pear shape!
Trumpet & Mermaid
For the same reasons you can surely rock a pair of bootcut or flared jeans, these dress silhouettes will effortlessly balance out your curvier bottom half. For a mid-thigh break, go with a trumpet dress; if you wish to go with a lower flare, try a mermaid style.
Circle Skirt & A-Line
These silhouettes will effortlessly flow over your bottom half while giving you the definition you seek up top. Something this flattering and easy can’t be overlooked! For a more flowy, laid-back feel, go with a circle skirt. Looking for more polish? Slip into a structured A-line dress.
It’s the same flattering power of the circle skirt or A-line, times a million. Your waist is still the main attraction, but the puffier skirt provides a heightened result.
Let’s Talk Necklines…
Plunging V-necks, cowl necks and scoop necks will draw the eye up, which as we’ve already established, is a no-fail way to balance out proportions. If you prefer to keep with a modest design, try an illusion panel with your plunging neckline or go with a shorter V-neck. Side note: bell sleeves are particularly complementing on your figure!
Ditch the Rules
You might be pear-shaped but your body is 100% unique! Remember that this is just a guide and there’s a different sweet spot for everyone. Try on dresses to find that perfect silhouette-neckline symbiosis, and partner with your Stylist to create the look you love! Like we said, there is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to wedding dresses. At the end of the day, what matters is how YOU feel in the dress.
—Featured image by Theo Georgiades Photography
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