Many times dressing for your office holiday party requires an ensemble that will go from work to evening effortlessly. Luckily for many, denim is a perfectly acceptable fabric for their office jobs and thousands of stunning outfits can be developed around a great fitting pair of jeans. Operating by the assumption that you have already heeded my advice on purchasing some jeans for your pear shaped courtesy of Lucky Brand Jeans, a discount from Bebe will help affordably complete the look.
Until December 11, use code “SURPRISE” to get $10 off of $10.01 or more. You can also take advantage of a 15% discount off of a purchase of $100 until December 24 with the code “15OFF100.” The thing about Bebe is their main focus is “sexy fashion” thus making some of their skimpier items not office appropriate as ‘too much skin is an office sin.’ But some items that would work include the Jewel Bib Tunic Top for $69:
The embellished detail will bring the viewers eye upward, while the bubble hem can be adjusted to sit anywhere that is flattering. Since this if for an office party I would layer a tank top underneath (to cover some of the extra skin that shows via the criss cross back) and make sure your bra strap is not sticking out.
Lace is another detail perfect for gussying-up yourself for your office shindig. For $69 the Charming Details Blouse would add cheery flair:
This top would look adorable and would be flattering on pear shaped figures when paired with dark denim or an a line skirt and a bold cinch-waist belt. Plus, the cut of the top is demure enough to be worn to work again and again. However, please leave the head scarf behind as unless you are 3 years old, you will be one dangerously, short fashion step away from looking like the great Bettie Davis in “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane”:
Of course you should compliment any holiday look with some great jewelry from Hurricane by Jane! But I will be addressing that in my next posting.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, for my pear shaped figure there is nothing like the Sweet-n-Low jeans from Lucky Brand to adorn my curves. Now until November 15, there are three styles of the cut on sale for 40% off the retail price.
My favorite are the dark wash of the Knox option:
The retail price starts at $79.50 but with a 40% discount these jeans becoming an astoundingly low $47.70. Shipping and sales tax will apply.
Take a good look in the mirror. Do you have:
- Narrow shoulders that may tend to slope a bit?
- A slender back?
- A bust line that is small or medium?
- Fuller hips and buttocks?
- Meaty calves and thighs?
- A small, slender waist?
- A neck that is nearly swanlike in quality?
If you answered affirmative to these questions, then you my friend are what I consider to be a lovely and luscious Pear Shapely gal. This blog is dedicated to proving answers to all the fashion and style question you may have regarding how to best drape your shape. Enjoy!
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:
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:
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?