In my 30 years of life, I think I’ve finally come to terms with my body type. I, ladies and gents, am what many consider a pear shaped gal. Pear shaped women typically have a smaller shoulder width compared to their derriere, they’ve got them thunder thighs (just embrace it) and, typically, they have a smaller chest size. However, I’ve also come to realize that not all pear shaped gals are created equal. Some of the characteristics I mentioned don’t apply to all pear shapes. Example, I’ve got the small shoulder width and thunder thighs, but I’m a DD on top (truth).
Growing up I’d read Cosmo, Seventeen and all those other holy grail magazines to give me tips on what to wear for my body shape. And you know what most of them had in common? They all told me not to emphasize my curves. They’d suggest A-line dresses and skirts, tell me to play up the top portion of my body, and to avoid anything tight around my hips. For far too long I did what I was told. And then something happened. Bombshells like Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Sofía Vergara started showing the world that curves can be loved too.
Whatever your shape: pear, rectangle, hourglass, round, athletic, and so on and so forth – don’t be so hard and fast on following the rules on what to wear for your body. I’ve got a closet full of clothes I’m told to wear and not to wear, but what they all have in common is that they make me feel fabulous. And that’s the point, isn’t?
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