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Best tops for pear-shaped bodies

Julie Bielenberg is a Denver-based writer who served as managing editor for a regional home and lifestyle publication before starting Tweeter Communications, her editorial services boutique. With a BA in journalism from the University of...

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Pear-shaped bodies -- smaller on top and larger on the bottom -- are very common.

Extreme versions of pear-shaped bodies can be seen on famous celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. These fashion icons consistently land on best-dressed lists and show that dressing for this body type is easy. Your goal is to emphasize certain parts of the body and carefully hide others.

Carrying weight on the bottom half is a challenge for dressing -- but if you keep your focus on highlighting the top of your body, you'll show off your beautifully curvy body in its best light.Highlight your best features

1Show off your collarbone.

Play up this very attractive part of your body to draw attention to the neck and face area, and away from your bottom half.

2Opt for a blazer.

One of this season's hottest trends is a strong shoulder such as that of a blazer. Leave out the shoulder pads from the 1980s and instead fo for fuller jackets and blazers with clean and interesting lines.

3Go for patterns & light colors on top.

Pear-shaped bodies look great in patterned and light tops paired with dark and denim on the bottom.

More on body shapes

How to dress a pear-shaped body
How to dress an apple-shaped body
How to dress an hourglass body

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