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Best cocktail dresses for pear body shapes

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What to wear

Most women have pear body shapes -- bigger hips and thighs and smaller up top. Balance out your curvy bottom half by picking the right clothes.

What to wear

Cocktail dresses for pears

Celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality Dawn Del Russo says, "Try dresses with A-line skirts to camouflage wider hips."

Avoid tight dresses that cling to your rear, making it look bigger. Ruffles on the bottom are also a no-no. Draw the attention to the upper half of your body with unique necklines, embellished bodices and bold jewelry.

Celebrity pears

Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Shakira are all stars with pear shaped bodies.What to wear

What to wear

  1. Teri Jon Lace & Taffeta Wrap Dress ($307)
  2. NUE by Shani Teal Cocktail Dress ($330)
  3. Decode 1.8 Purple One Shoulder Cocktail Dress ($148)
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