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Best casual dresses for pear body shapes

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If you carry most of your weight in your hips, rear and thighs, you have a pear shaped body. You can balance out your body by putting the focus on your upper half.

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Casual dresses for pears

"Dresses with A-line or flared skirts look fabulous on pears," explains celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality Dawn Del Russo.

A halter dress will make your shoulders appear wider, helping to balance out your hips and thighs. A shirt dress is a great option, too. It's casual yet chic, and the neckline draws the attention upward.

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Celebrity pears

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

What to wear

  1. Tommy Bahama 'Tulips Abunch' Dress ($138)
  2. Alfani Cap Sleeve Printed Shirtdress ($99)
  3. GB Gianni Bini Belted Lace Dress ($69)
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