Dressing For Your Body Shape: Animal Prints

October 16, 2009 at 7:46 am (Dresses For Pear Shaped Women, Just Because, Pear Shaped Fashion Finds) (, , , , , )

Time and time again, women need to be reminded to dress for their body shape and to work with their strengths, not against them. With that in mind:

Pear Shapely Don't

This is a clear cut example of what not to wear if you want to make the most of your pear body shape. Although the original fabric designer probably thought that the tiger print was “crazy enough it just might work” they were dead wrong.

It is not to say that women looking to highlight their pear body shape cannot wear animal prints, as they can, and trust me I do! However there is a way to do it in style. One example is a great fitting wrap dress like this gorgeous option ($325) from the innovator of the style, Diane von Furstenberg:

Diane von Furstenberg Vintage Wrap Dress $325

Believe it or not, both these items have some similar characteristics. The both feature bold colored animal prints, both were designed to hug curves and since the tiger stripe pants has a full zipper going from the front to the back, both items provide easy access to the danger zone.  However only one of them will make you feel like a pretty woman, and the other will increase your chances of catching crabs from a nasty one night stand. Any guesses which is which?



  1. Trish said,

    I think I know! 🙂

    • pearshapely said,

      Thank you for picking up on that! I thought my hilarity was being wasted but as long as one person gets it, my day is complete!

  2. Halloween Costume Ideas for Pear Shaped Figures « PearShapely said,

    […] Cute Critter: Channelling your favorite type of critter is easy on Halloween as all you need to do is purchase some cute animal ears and pair it with a great animal print wrap dress. All curvy gals know that wrap dresses are one of the best basic elements for dressing our curves but when donning animal print it is important to know the do’s and don’ts of the process. […]

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