Category Archives: tops

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.

As seen on http://jaynsarah.blogspot.com/

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?

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Another DIY – Fendi Frill

One of the important tips in fashion for pear-shaped ladies is to keep the details above the hips (this is for those who want to minimize them; some want to show them off and that’s just awesome!). Remember, accessories, bold prints, bright colors, etc. on top!

Looks like Fendi has brought back what is vaguely reminiscent of the Victorian era blouse, minus the over-the-top lace and ruffles.

As seen on Vogue

If this is your cup of tea, HonestlyWTF has featured the DIY version of the Fendi frill, with very similar results:

Credits of this image goes to HonestlyWTF

Why this is good for the pear:

  • 1) I mean, it’s RIGHT THERE, people are going to look at it, so no need to worry too much about problem areas down south.

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.