My bottom half (from the waist downwards) is larger than my top half. I’m what is called a “pear shaped woman.” It’s something that has annoyed me for years. I always feel … well … a bit frumpy and bottom heavy. But ever since I read this book that I found on Amazon published by the kindle, I’ve started doing something about it. I’ve learned that there is an art (and a bit of science) to looking stylish, even for those of us who are not the classic column or hourglass body shape.
The book focusses more on the concept of creating a balanced silhouette than anything else. And it does this without being opaque and mysterious but by setting out a series of rules to follow. Things like wearing darker clothes on the bottom half, adding bulk at the shoulder line to the top half, avoiding certain clothes that accentuate the bum and doubling up on clothes that accentuate the positive parts of the body. It’s all about accentuating the positive and skipping over the negative parts of your body.
Most of the style books out there – especially those written by the so-called gurus - seem to provide advice for every woman under the sun. It does not feel like they are written for just me – a pear shaped women – but for every woman out there who wants to look stylish. The results is dozens of irrelevant pages and only a few that feel pithy, focussed and practical. Not good value for money in my opinion.
So if you are a pear that needs specific, easy to follow style advice. This book comes highly recommended. And as a devotee of the kindle, I love the format.