Saturday 25 February 2017

Style Dilemma: How do I make my figure look pear-fect?

Roxanne Parker

1 Shirt-dress, €56, Oasis
2 Twin-set tank top, €31, Midi Ponte
skirt, €50 both from Oasis
3 Double buckle stretch belt, €31,
Oasis
4 Jeans, €52, Warehouse
1 Shirt-dress, €56, Oasis 2 Twin-set tank top, €31, Midi Ponte skirt, €50 both from Oasis 3 Double buckle stretch belt, €31, Oasis 4 Jeans, €52, Warehouse

Q I'm pear-shaped with a narrow waist but a big bottom and thighs. How can I dress to flatter my figure?

A Get the perfect pair of jeans; dark indigo or black with a flared boot-cut leg -- the flare will balance out top-heavy thighs. Make sure they are long enough to conceal a pair of high heels to give the illusion of long skinny legs. Next wear a light-coloured top to draw attention to your face as the dark bottoms slim your figure. A patterned top worn with dark a-line skirt will work the same magic.

A wide to medium-sized belt snaked around your waist will highlight your gorgeous waistline.

Try adding a short-fitted blazer that nips in at the waist but gently flares out over the hips to flatter your waistline and balance your bottom. A V-neck prom or a shirt dress is the perfect choice.

Wear a dark-toned vest top underneath a shirt dress and leave it unbuttoned to the navel and then add a belt -- the wide V-neckline will really flatter your figure.

Irish Independent

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