Category Archives: neckline

DIY – Sarah’s “black ruffle around me” shirt

I love me a simple tee and dark jeans (boot cut, mind you). It looks good on me (uh, I hope), requires little thought, and is comfortable enough to sit and stand in the various positions I need to bend myself in to be moderately relaxed in a 6 hour studio class.

I love it so much that I’m hesitant to add anything to it, but I don’t mind picking this project up for one of my thousands of other plain tees that don’t fit so well.

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Simple, and if you do it well, an elegant solution to a boring t-shirt.

Why this is good for pear ladies:

  1. Details at the neckline brings attention up, up and away from any problem areas down below

Pair this with a pretty A-line or full skirt, with some tall boots and you’ll feel pretty as a…princess? Poppy?


Pear-friendly fashion spotted on VOGUE.COM

Yah, you read that correctly. Vogue.

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Vika Gazinskaya is seen modeling her own pear-friendly creations. And the future is only looking brighter:

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The 50’s were the best decade for pear fashion. Here’s why:

  1. Exaggerated necklines — criss-cross detail, scoop-neck, boat-neck, you name it.
  2. A-line and tulip skirts.
  3. Fitted waists.

This Fall and forward could be the time of the pears.

Fashion DIY by Abby Hall

I could live in Anthropologie, they have everything I want to fill my home and closet with. But man, are they expensive!

In this episode, Abby Hall of Pschh I Can Make That takes Anthropologie’s beautiful $258.00 Spring Dress and recreates it…for $18.75.

Abby is a cute, tatted-up doll with a talent. It’s hard for us pear ladies to find a perfect fit, so why not do it ourselves?

Why this dress is good for pears:

1) The corset is fitted in the right place, to show off your lovely waist

2) A sweetheart neckline brings the attention up (add some accessories for more “oooh!”)

3) A full skirt glides over full hips, minimizing the difference in width between those and your smaller calves.

Ruche’s Rose Chimera Floral Pocket Dress

Ugh! I don’t know about you girls, but finding a good pair of jeans is a pain in my bountiful derriere! So I tend to skip the jeans and, uh, dress it up a little.

And really, that’s all the difference in going from “drab to fab”. Here’s what makes this pretty piece a pear perfection:

1) The lace and sweetheart neckline draws attention up, up, and away from the hips.

2) Waistline is cinched, and we want to show off our slimmer upper bodies.

3) The skirt is not exactly A-line but it flows enough outward to hide any problem areas.

(Ruche is just beautifully fantastic and awesome, and I recommend all pear shapes to go check their items out).

Forever 21’s Striped V-Neck Sweater


This bold sweater follows 2 rules that is touted on every pear fashion blog.

1) Bright, bold colors and patterns on top to bring the eye up and away from your problem areas

2) A scooped, boat, or in this case v-neckline to create visual interest where many pears are lacking (the bust area)

Lastly, the hem falls below mid-hip, which isn’t the best for pear-shaped ladies, but you can position them hem it’s not stretched down, and it sits right across that imaginary line. This will also make the material less clingy, as tops that cling to our small waists will only bring attention to the difference in width between that and our hips.