If you’re pear shaped like me, you tend to carry your weight in the hips and derriere.
Finding the right pair of jeans can be a little challenging for us (but I guess most women find it difficult to find THE perfect pair).It is worth investing that time, because they can really flatter our assets. Depending on the style, they are also very versatile and can take us from work to shopping to a night out.
The best jeans for pear shaped: the fabric
I cannot even remember when I last had jeans without stretch in it. They look so much better on me and are a lot more comfortable.
Always buy jeans with at least 1% Elastane or Lycra in the fabric. Just check on the label inside of the jeans. For a quicker check: just take the fabric into your hands and try to stretch it a little. If the Jeans has some Lycra or Elastane, this will be a lot easier than with jeans made from cotton.
The best jeans for pear shaped: the cut
Moderate skinnies have a streamlined fit that creates a sleek look on our bodies which flattens out our curves a little. My favorite jeans is a Rock n Republic in that cut.
Flared jeans or trouser style are also good. This creates balance visually and helps to make our hips look slimmer.
The best jeans for pear shaped: the rise
The rise of a pair of jeans is the measurement from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the crotch seam. Mid-rise flatters our pear shaped body because it elongates our legs.
Some guides say low rise is best for pear shapes. I think it is easier to find low rise jeans because you do not have the difficulty we usually face: either jeans fit around the hips and are too wide around the waist, or they fit around the waist and are so tight around the hips, that we cannot move any more. The disadvantage of low rise jeans is that our legs look relatively short and stubby in them. I guess this is what I do not like about the jeans here:
In general, wide waistbands are better for us than small ones. They improve how the jeans sit on our hips and our waist (so they can fit properly at the waist AND the hips).
High-waisted jeans can look good on us as well, especially when they are tight around your waist (an elastic waistband might help here) and flare out.
The best jeans for pear shaped: the color
Dark colors are better, because they visually slimming. Dark denim blue and black are great.
PS: Here is an article about rolled up jeans for pear shaped.
A pear shaped’s outfit
I wore TRF Jeans by Zara, a black cardigan (do not remember where I got it from) and shirt by Mango. The bracelet is a souvenir from Budapest, the earrings a gift from friend and the Airflex sneakers a souvenir from Bogota,Colombia.
About the pear shaped 365 style challenge
- Today it is 138 days that I did not buy any new clothes, shoes or handbags. If you like my article on best jeans for pear shaped, you can see more of my pear shaped 365 day challenge here!
- If you would like to know how I started the challenge: This is outfit Nr. 1 of my pear shaped 365 day challenge.
- Styled247 collected style for pear body types on pinterest here. If you want to see more pictures of my style today, I usually post additional ones on tumblr.
by Verena Valeria