- Accentuate your waist
- Show off your shoulders
- Choose a gown that flows over your hips and thighs.
Look for styles that nip at your belly button and then flow out over your hips and thighs. Just be careful that you don’t go for the extreme empire waists, where the skirt starts right below your bust. Those will hide your little middle and can make you look like you have a bigger tummy than you actually do.
If you want to draw attention up and away from your middle, chose a dress with an interesting neckline. Keep the focus up top with ruffles, rosettes and sparkle. Halter and one-shoulder necklines work exceptionally well for pear-shape girls.
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