Best casual dresses for pear body shapes

Aug 3, 2011 at 7:34 a.m. ET

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.

Pear shaped casual dresses

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.

Casual dresses for pears

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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