Let me rephrase that – hey pear-shaped women, follow a modified haute-couture silhouette and you may be quite happy with it. While the House of Valentino offers exaggerated narrow-top/wide-bottom pieces in their 2019/2020 collection, they are mainly for the runway show.
The eye candy is out of this world, but the underlying silhouette suits my pear shape (or triangular shape, if you will) since the clothing follows the contours. In reality, the pear ends at my hips, but the clothing silhouette goes all the way down to the pants hem. I like that.
Below is my pear outfit and I couldn’t be happier.
The top is a lengthened and flared “Ann’s Tank” from The Sewing Workshop. You’ve seen both these pieces in previous posts but not together and not on me. Well, here I am, going all natural with the hair. Bonus: the comfort level of my flowy “Mirage Pants” (CamiMade pattern company) is sky high, and that makes it ideal for staying home during the age of covid-19, and presentable enough for must-go-out errands. The pants have a lovely “flow” when you walk — a definite plus!
My philosophy about fashion silhouettes is to get out of a rut, and keep changing it with changes in the body and not being afraid of trends when modified to suit oneself and a continuously expanding pear.
I’ve made a top or two in this shape since oh, 2015, and still wearing them. As you can see in this old picture where I was five years younger (the ravages of time are obvious), I paired the tunic with narrow jeans.
No more narrow bottoms, and I’m keeping an eye on the haute couture industry and the fashion industry in general for more inspiration.
Stay healthy, friends!