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Pear Must Haves – Measuring Tape

I’ve become increasingly tired of spending hours in a mall and walking out with nothing, or worse yet, something that I didn’t feel 100% sure about buying.

So I tend to turn to online shopping a lot.

A lot of problems can arise from this — namely sizing.

This is a MUST HAVE for pears, who have trouble finding pieces that fit in all of the right places.

Most online shops give you the measurements of the clothing you’re looking at, along with what type of fabric it’s made of and sometimes, what size the model pictured is wearing (I’ve seen this on the Forever 21 site).

What to pay attention to when measuring yourself:

(Tops) Shoulder-to-hem length – you want the hem to fall mid-hip

(Bottoms) Inseam – capris are generally not the style to go for

(Bottoms) Thigh or Leg opening – avoid the emotional turmoil when you find that the pants wont go over your hips! 😦

(Bottoms) Rise – this is where the pants will sit. The lower the rise in inches (or whatever measurement offered), the smaller the distance between crotch and the top of the jeans. Find where this will sit on your own body.

(Bottoms) Waist – not your natural waist, but the waistline of where you would normally wear your pants. Slip one finger between the measuring tape and your body for maximum comfort.

The better fit of your pants, the better you’ll feel about your body. Measure correctly and enjoy the lack of muffin top or hanging gut!

Shoulders back and chin up, because nothing makes clothes look better than confidence.