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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

THE PETITE PEAR'S GUIDE TO SHORTS: CHINO SHORTS

THE PETITE PEAR'S GUIDE TO SHORTS: CHINO SHORTS

 

Style Cliff Notes

Top – BCX

Shorts – Banana Republic (link to similar)

Purse – Kelsi Dagger (prior season)

Sandals - Zara

Sunglasses – Target

Earrings – Lulus (Georgetown)

 

Banana Republic Chino Shorts – Size 4

What I loved…

  • Length – When it comes to shorts I always find it tricky to find a pair of shorts that’s not too long, but also not letting it all hang out. These shorts are on the longer side of what I typically wear yet I still found them flattering because they complement curvy hips. (Inseam = 4.88’’)

What could be better…

  • Waist gap - When I first tried on these shorts in the fitting room, I didn’t realize there was a slight waist gap, which a fit issues I usually run into as a pear-shaped girl. Just a refresher on what a waist gap is: “When the shorts fit your hips/thighs, but then there’s a gap between the waistband and your actual waist.” I recommend wearing a belt with these shorts if you are pear-shaped and planning on buying these or a similar style.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 33''

Front rise = 9''

Inseam = 4.88''

  

BCX Embroidered Tank Top - Size M

What I loved…

  • Swing body - What I love about this top is that it has a swing shape, which mean the waist (Waist =38’’) measurement of the garment is wider than the bust (Bust = 36’’). It’s a very flowy top that doesn’t hug my hips, which is what I’m always looking for when I’m shopping for tops. As a pear-shaped girl I usually find tops fit properly until it comes to my hips and then the top is clinging to them. Glad this was not an issue with this top.  
  • Criss cross back slit I have never actually bought a top with the criss cross back opening before, but I’m a huge fan because this summer in NYC has been extremely hot and humid. This feature is a great way to stay cool. Also another bonus of this top is the fabric is lightweight.

What could be better…

  • Shows sweat Even though this top is a perfect way to beat the heat, just a heads up that it tends to show sweat, but once you give a good wash you’re all set :)

 

 Garment measurements:

Center front = 22''

Bust = 36''

Waist = 38''

Center back = 24''



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