Fashion for Every Body: Part 4


The “A” or “Pear” Body Type

An “A” body generally has a smaller torso and a larger bottom. The hips tend to be slightly wider than the shoulders. The overall goal for an “A” is to try to draw attention away from the hips and toward the upper body.


  • Wear dark-colored pants, low-cut with a straight leg. This will have a slimming effect.
  • Try busier prints or sparkles on top to help downplay the bottom half – jazz it up!
  • Wear wide belts around the waist, not the hips. This will help draw the eye higher.
  • Empire-waist dresses are a plus!


  • Never wear jackets that end at the rear. They should end at the waist or extend below the rear.
  • Avoid corduroy and other thick fabrics.
  • Avoid bottoms with large pockets.

Celebrity “A” or “Pear:” Kelly Clarkson


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