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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.

MY 7 FAVORITE BLOUSE SILHOUETTES FOR PETITE PEARS

MY 7 FAVORITE BLOUSE SILHOUETTES FOR PETITE PEARS

 

Over the last two years working on my blog, I've spent a ton of time trying on a wide range of tops and blouses. While this used to be a tricky category for me to shop for since I have a short torso and curvy hips, I've finally found some core silhouettes that generally fit me well. Read below for my favorites!

 

1. Peplum Tops - If peplum tops had a dress equivalent, it would be the fit & flare dress. Since fit & flare dresses are one of my go-to silhouettes, it's no surprise that peplum tops are too. So what makes this silhouette so great? I love how this style highlights the smallness of my waist and plays up my curvy hips. 

 

Photos by: Melanie McLemore (1) and Brittany Plummer (2)

 

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2. V-Neck Tops -  As a gal with a small bust, I love this silhouette because it accentuates what I do have. It's such a versatile style because you can make it casual or fancy depending on what you pair it back too.

 

Photos by: Melanie McLemore (1) and Brittany Plummer (2)

 

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3. Swing Hem Tops -  One of the most frequent challenges I run into with my body type is finding tops that fit my upper body that also fit around my hips. Swing hem tops are a great solution because they have a wide bottom hem, which gives your curvy hips plenty of room to breathe.

 

Photo by: Sam Kelly Photography

 

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4. Cropped Length Blouses & Tops - Since I have a short torso, I have a hard time finding that tops are too long for me. Therefore, I opt for cropped length tops or blouses because they work better for my frame. Usually, I pair cropped tops back to high-waisted pants.

 

Photo by: Brittany Plummer (1 & 2), Sam Kelly Photography (3), and Melanie McLemore (4)

 

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5. Wrap-Tie Tops - This style is a great wardrobe staple for pear-shaped women because it draws attention to the waist with the tie detail. Also I love how it complements my curves.

 

Photo by: Melanie McLemore

 

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6. Button Down Tops -  This style is a great casual look for the weekend. However, I'll admit button downs can still be hard to shop for so follow these tips for ensuring a good fit. First, try looking for a petite size so the length of the top and sleeves are better suited for your frame. Secondly, shop at brands with more generous size scales (like Banana Republic or Gap) so that there's a better chance the top will fit around your hips. Then once you find a brand that works for you - stick with it!

 

Photo by: Mary Wang

 

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7. High Neckline Tops - While I talk a lot about v-neck tops on my blog, I'm also a big fan of high-neckline tops. Have no fear, you can still pull these off when if you're pear-shaped. Some of my go-to styling tricks for this silhouette are tucking your top in or pairing it with a dramatic belt. Both of which help emphasize your waist and curves!

 

Photo by: Mary Wang (2)

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