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THE A SHAPE

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The classic pear figure
 

Shoulders and waist rather narrow, hips, buttocks and thighs rather wide.

 

Styling Tips

 

  • Flared trousers and jeans help to balance out your bottom half.
  • A high waisted style paired with a flared hem looks great on you.
  • A-line dresses cleverly accentuate your narrow shoulders and waist.
  • Embroidered, printed and embellished tops draw the eye upwards.
  • Off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops highlight your narrower upper body.
  • Adding volume to your top half will balance out your bottom.
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  1. CITY CHIC
    Embroidered Angel Top - teal
    Regular Price €49.00 As low as €39.20
    Alpine
    Deep Teal
    Ivory
    Magenta
  2. CITY CHIC
    Precious Tie Dress - petrol
    Regular Price €99.99 As low as €79.99
    Black
    Jade
    Petrol
    Teal
  3. ZIM & ZOE
    Emin Asymmetrical Plain Top - blue
    Regular Price €39.99 As low as €31.99
    Black
    Peacock Blue
  4. EVANS
    Evelyn Plain Flutter Top - blue
    Regular Price €59.00 As low as €47.20
    Black
    Blue Firth
  5. CITY CHIC
    Baby Pleat Dress - sea green
    Regular Price €79.99 As low as €63.99
    Black
    Sea Green
    Spiced Plum
  6. EVANS
    V Neck Plain Jumpsuit - khaki
    Regular Price €39.99 As low as €31.99
    Black
    Khaki
  7. CITY CHIC
    Vintage Veronica Dress - cobalt
    Regular Price €69.00 As low as €55.20
    Black
    Pool
  8. CITY CHIC
    Draped Faux Wrap Dress - cobalt
    Regular Price €79.00 As low as €63.20
  9. AVENUE
    Peplum Tie Plain Shirt - cornflower
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
    Black
    Cornflower
  10. EVANS
    Janis Twist Plain Top - cornflower blue
    Regular Price €34.99 As low as €27.99
    Black
    Cornflower
  11. AVEOLOGY
    Azariah Dress - animal
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  12. AVEOLOGY
    Annabel Top - animal
    Regular Price €49.99 As low as €39.99
  13. CITY CHIC
    Spring Bunch Maxi Dress - black
    Regular Price €95.00 As low as €76.00
  14. AVENUE
    Willows Longline Tunic - spice
    Regular Price €39.99 As low as €31.99
    Forest Lore
    Purple Shadow
    Spice
  15. EVANS
    Leopard Ruffle Neck Top - neutral
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  16. REFINITY
    Delray Drape Dress - almond
    Regular Price €129.99 As low as €103.99
    Almond
    Black
  17. AVENUE
    Lia Top - ruby port
    Regular Price €34.99 As low as €27.99
  18. REFINITY
    Zena Stripe Dress - red
    Regular Price €79.99 As low as €63.99
    Navy/white
    Red/white
  19. CITY CHIC
    Romantic Mood Top - ruby
    Regular Price €55.00 As low as €44.00
    Black
    Fucshia
    Magenta
    Mint
    Peach
    Purple
    Ruby
  20. CITY CHIC
    Social Tier Dress - dark cherry
    Regular Price €69.99 As low as €55.99
  21. CITY CHIC
    Luxe Drape Dress - shock pink
    Regular Price €69.00 As low as €55.20
  22. AVENUE
    V Neck Lattice Tunic - cerise
    Regular Price €49.99 As low as €39.99
    Black
    Cerise
  23. CITY CHIC
    Embroidered Angel Top - magenta
    Regular Price €49.00 As low as €39.20
    Alpine
    Deep Teal
    Ivory
    Magenta
  24. ZIM & ZOE
    Monet Lattice Plain Tunic - orchid
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  25. EVANS
    Enley Plain Tunic - pomegranate
    Regular Price €39.99 As low as €31.99
    Black
    Pomegrante
    Rose
    Sea Shell
  26. LORALETTE
    Majesty Mini Dress - fuchsia floral
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  27. CITY CHIC
    Magenta Floral Maxi Dress - magenta
    Regular Price €95.00 As low as €76.00
  28. CITY CHIC
    Wrap Magenta Floral Top - magenta
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  29. CITY CHIC
    Zip Fling Top - misty rose
    Regular Price €49.99 As low as €39.99
    Alpine
    Black
    Jade
    Magenta
    Misty Rose
    Paprika
    Ruby
  30. CCX
    Varsity Vest Jumper - pink
    Regular Price €55.00 As low as €44.00
    Blue
    Pink
  31. CITY CHIC
    Navy Florence Dress - navy
    Regular Price €109.00 As low as €87.20
  32. EVANS
    Wrap Spot Jumpsuit - navy
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
  33. CITY CHIC
    Denim Tier Dress - black wash
    Regular Price €89.99 As low as €71.99
    Black Wash
    Light Denim
  34. CITY CHIC
    Pared Back Dress - black
    Regular Price €79.00 As low as €63.20
    Black
    Mid Denim
  35. CITY CHIC
    Pared Frill Top - light denim
    Regular Price €55.00 As low as €44.00
    Black Wash
    Light Denim Wash
  36. AVENUE
    Rowan Stripe Top - navy
    Regular Price €34.99 As low as €27.99
    Navy Strp
    Olive Strp
  37. CITY CHIC
    Easy Weekend Top - platinum
    Regular Price €55.00 As low as €44.00
  38. CITY CHIC
    Nouveau Maxi Dress - black
    Regular Price €95.00 As low as €76.00
    Blk Soft Nouveau
    Rose Soft Nouveau
  39. CITY CHIC
    Harley Most Wanted Jean - mid denim
    Regular Price €69.00 As low as €55.20
    Light Denim
    Mid Denim
  40. ZHENZI
    Allover Print Crepe Dress - beige
    Regular Price €59.90 As low as €47.92
  41. AVENUE
    Sammy Hi Lo Tunic - spice
    Regular Price €49.99 As low as €39.99
    Mono Animal Chevron
    Spice Animal Chevron
  42. CITY CHIC
    Asha Distressed Jean - dark wash
    Regular Price €69.00 As low as €55.20
  43. CITY CHIC
    Pared Back Jegging - dark denim
    Regular Price €59.99 As low as €47.99
    Black
    Dark Denim
    Mid Denim
  44. EVANS
    Square Neck Top - lilac
    Regular Price €34.99 As low as €27.99
  45. AVENUE
    Milly Pleat Print Top - multi
    Regular Price €34.99 As low as €27.99
    Carat
    Fireworks
  46. REFINITY
    Myla Wrap Top - sand
    Regular Price €79.99 As low as €63.99
    Deep Sand
    Navy
  47. CITY CHIC
    Exemplar Bootleg Jean - black
    Regular Price €69.00 As low as €55.20
    Black
    Ink Blue
  48. AVENUE
    Lola Pleat Top - blue paisley
    Regular Price €59.00 As low as €47.20
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Shoulders and waist rather narrow, hips, buttocks and thighs rather wide.



When you think about tops, think layers. As you have a slender upper body, your instinct might be to show it off with skinny fit shirts and tops, but this visually throws off your balance making your bottom half look bigger than it is.

Creating balance for your shape is all about filling out your upper half, not making it look even smaller.

A cardigan in a fine knit will add lightweight volume. For cooler weather, try jackets that stop just above the hip. Tailored styles work well too, as they emphasise your upper body.

Three-quarter length sleeves, wide scoop necks, and one-shoulder tops all look great on you although with your petite upper body, all sleeve styles look good on you, same with necklines. When it comes to fits, A-line and flared cuts which fall below your hips do a superb job of highlighting your small top half, while flattering your bottom.

Bootcut styles are best trouser-wise. The slight flare helps to balance out curves, especially if you wear them with a heel to give your legs a little length. Go for dark, medium rise jeans with simple stitching and pockets in the back. If you have small knees and calves, slim fit styles also work well paired with long line tops.

For skirts and dresses, opt for classic A-line shapes that swirl flatteringly around the body. Think flowing, not clinging.

Fit and flare dresses which nip you in at the waist and skim over your hips and thighs also complement your figure.