The Pear and the Skittle body shapes share many characteristics – they are both relatively small up top but carry their weight on their legs. The Pear tends to have a longer body and is more flat-chested than the Skittle and whilst the Pear carries her excess at the sides of her hips as ‘saddlebags’, the Skittle has all-round chunky thighs.
This lovely vintage dress exhibits principles that work to flatter both the Pear and the Skittle body shapes.
- A slashed neckline has the effect of broadening the shoulders, thus balancing your silhouette.
- Decoration on the body serves to attract attention to your neat bust and away from your hefty legs.
- The skirt flows over the upper legs to veil heavy thighs and saddlebags.
- The generous hemline cuts across your legs at their slimmest point thus adding a suggestion of shapeliness to your chunky calves and ankles.
If you have a Pear or a Skittle body shape look for these elements when choosing a party dress and step out with confidence.
For an in-depth understanding of how to analyse and dress your body shape read The Body Shape Bible.
Photo courtesy of Rococo Vintage