Jan 16 2009

Fashion Rules for a Pear To Follow

Category: My OutfitsEyeliah @ 9:00 am

I’ve heard numerous people say things like ‘you can wear anything you want if you have confidence’ or ‘if you think you can pull it off you can’.  I have to say I disagree with this philosophy for my own personal style.  I am a pear body shape with big hips and butt, smaller waist and chest.  Put me in any tube dress, skintight pants or mini skirt and I look like a whale! (Even though I am not.)  Skirts need to be ideally right above or below the knee or midcalf.  Straight or tight skirts are not good, they must flow out from the hip in an A line.  Tops and blouse are best fitted, if oversized cinched with a belt.  My arms are best suited with full sleeves or cap sleeves.  The length of the sleeves on the top below hit me at the worst spot, which is why I layered a long sleeve underneath.

I get into all this as the outfit below follows all my rules.  Of course rules are meant to be broken, I don’t follow this credo at all times.  What are your body shape rules?

Sky Blue Blouse, Winners (Birthday $). Belt, off Polka Dot Dress. Suzy Shier Black Eyelet Top. Thrifted Jacob Skirt and Ankle Boots.  Earrings from Mexico Vacation.

3 Responses to “Fashion Rules for a Pear To Follow”

  1. marta says:

    I agree with you, not everything looks good on everyone.

    I like your outfit, the blue works good.

  2. julie says:

    wow look at that blue! it’s electric!

    nice post,

  3. Nadine says:

    I really love your blouse and it’s brilliant how you’ve belted it.