How to Dress: What Not to Wear When Petite With Big Hips ‘Pear Shaped’
I have been asked by many readers for petite fashion advice and what we should avoid wearing when we have big hips.
Firstly, it is helpful to know what type of figure you have when choosing clothes so you look fabulous! If you are a petite woman with proportionally larger hips that means your figure type is pear-shaped. When you are thin, curvy or plus-size with a pear-shaped figure you may want to follow these suggestions for what not to wear.
Never forget that beautiful women come in all shapes!
1. For most women super tight fabrics may be unflattering to your figure type, even on the most slender frame. This is especially true for a petite woman with a pear-shaped frame as you can see with petite celebrity singer 5’3″ Kelly Clarkson.
You really want to select styles that fit well and give you a graceful, slender, elongated appearance to look your best!
2. When you have a pear-shape figure there are certain pant styles you want to avoid. Do not wear the skinny jeans or pants that sit low on your waist, or narrow down to the ankle. Definitely, avoid capri pants. These styles will emphasize your hip size as you can see in this picture with 5’2″ Kim Kardashian who has a pear-shaped figure.
You really want to select more of a figure friendly wide leg trouser that starts at the widest part of the hip and follows straight down to the floor and definitely pair this pant with a heel that is at least two inches in height to create a slimming effect.
TOP STYLES TO AVOID
3. Tulip tops, baby doll blouses, half shirts that expose your midriff and baggy sweaters that cover your bum should be avoided. You want to choose tops that are fitted and not baggy that finish at the top of your hips to emphasize your well-defined waist. Avoid tops and short jackets that end at your bum because these draw the eye to your larger middle section.
Try experimenting with different necklines, for instance, a V-neckline and shirt-blouses elongates your upper body and draws the attention upwards. Wear a lighter color on top and a darker color with heels for your lower half to help detract from your hips.
You should follow this example of petite fashionista 5’2″ Kim Kardashian who is wearing a wide-legged trouser with a champagne V-necked blouse and high heels. She looks simply fabulous!