If your hips are wider than your shoulders, you are what stylists call, “a pear shape”. Just like a pear, you are skinny up top, and heavier around your bottom.
This small upper body vs large lower body is a common figure and comes with recommendations for achieving a proportional look.
#1 Rule: Bring the Eye Up
As a pear shape, anything you wear should be dark on bottom and light on top. This means, if you have light colored pants on, your shirt needs to be even lighter.
The idea is to reduce the appearance of your hips, while enhancing the appearance of your shoulders.
Your waistline should be accentuated, instead of your hips. Think tall pants and high-waisted skirts.
Accessories should draw attention to your waist or higher, so that your thighs diminish in proportion. Purses and bags should hang at the waist, not at the hip.
Having extra curves is a desired feminine trait, as many celebrity role models are pear shapes, just like the ancient Goddess of Fertility.
As long as you remember the “eyes up” rule, you will feel like your clothes fit you well, and that your body is something to behold.
Model: Hollie Garrett; Photographer Quintin Neal; HMU Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno; Reno, Nevada