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Best pants for pear body shapes

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What to wear for pears

Pear shaped women want to balance out a wider lower half. To minimize the appearance of hips and thighs, select pants and trousers in dark colors and simple styles.

What to wear for pears

Pants for pears

"Straight leg jeans work well for pear shapes," says celebrity fashion stylist and TV personality Dawn Del Russo. "Also, look for pants without seams and pockets to avoid looking bigger."

Skinny jeans will accentuate wide hips and light colors will make you look larger than you are. Flared, mid-rise jeans in a dark wash can slim your silhouette, as can flat front trousers in brown, black or charcoal gray.

Celebrity pears

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

What to wear for pears

What to wear

  1. 7 For All Mankind "A-Pocket" Flare Jeans ($165)
  2. Secret Slimmer Straight Leg Jeans ($28)
  3. Lee Flat-Front Pants ($35)
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