I’ve got a wedding coming up next month and the time has come to choose a nice dress. I must admit I have a handful of go-to dresses that I’ve invested in and would suit any occasions but unfortunately they’re a size 10 and I am not anymore! Over the past year or so, I’ve gained a lot of weight for a number of different reasons, so I’ve left it until now to shop for a dress because I’ve been actively trying to lose it. I know I’m going to be meeting new people and first impressions are everything, so I want to look as best I can in my current self.
I’m naturally a pear shape. I have narrow shoulders and my waist is almost 2 sizes smaller than my hips, so dress shopping is a nightmare at the best of times… but with my weight gain this year, all the fat has gone straight to my hips and legs, making my curves even more extreme. As much as I LOVE pencil dresses and bodycon dresses, I know for sure that they just will not suit me. I need to dress for the shape I have, not for the shape I want!
After having a browse online, I thought I would compile a list of 10 dresses that I think would suit a pear shape, in case anyone is in a similar position to me.
How GORGEOUS is this dress?? I don’t think it would be very suitable for the wedding due to the colour and with me being 5ft 9′ this would definitely be too short, but it’s definitely a dress that I would love to buy after losing another stone or so… The shape of the neckline and the fishtail frill at the bottom help to balance out the pear shape.
Again, this dress would definitely be too short for me, but I love the floral pattern and the colours, and again, those cap sleeves help to balance out the hips and draw the eye upwards
This dress is so versatile and could be dressed up or down, or even to work, so this would be an investment piece for sure, or one of those ‘capsule’ pieces everyone should have in their wardrobe! I’m a pretty big fan of shirt-dresses at the moment.
Again, this dress is so versatile but I love the modest neckline and length of this dress. It certainly would be a great length if you’re taller like me. .