All in Tops

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE T-SHIRT

I originally published this blog post over a year and a half ago. It was my first post ever in the Pear Necessities series. Since it’s been a popular post, I wanted to update with recommendations you can shop versus only offering how I think about shopping for t-shirts. 

For me, finding a good fitting t-shirt can be just as challenging and time consuming as finding the perfect pair of jeans, which is kind of crazy since both are staple items in almost everyone’s closet. There are three key things I evaluate when looking for the perfect t-shirts: neckline, fit, and fabric. While these features are a good place to start in figuring out what will work best for your body type, I’ve learned you pretty much always have to try things on to figure out what will work. Let’s be real - this because very few brands are sized the same way.

THE PEAR NECESSITIES: THE WHITE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT

It’s been a long time since I’ve gone shopping for button down shirt. Generally, I stay away from this category because I find it challenging to shop for. Often times when a button down fits my bust area it’s then too tight it hip area! Can anyone else relate? However, recently one of my friends reached out about where to find a good button down and I realized I had NO IDEA off the top of my head! So I decided to order styles from a variety of brands to figure out which ones are truly pear-friendly! Keep reading to find out what brands I recommend!

5 JACKET STYLES TO TRY IF YOU'RE PETITE & PEAR SHAPED

Finding jackets that fit me tends to be a complicate process for two reasons (1) I’m petite and (2) have a short torso. To get a better sense of how short my torso is, the measurement from the high point of my shoulder to my natural waist is 15.5’’. As a result, I don’t own that many jackets because I find them so challenging to shop for. In this post, I’m sharing my tried and true staple styles that I’ve acquired over the last few years. 

EVERLANE REVIEW - FALL ITEMS!

This fall Everlane has had a bunch of new product releases so I decided to go check them out and see which ones were the most petite friendly. Out of all their new releases I have to say their new bodysuits are my favorite! They are so incredibly soft and comfortable. Keep on reading to see all the items I tried on.

REFORMATION SWEATERS REVIEW

When I went to the Reformation store recently, much to my surprise I found out that they have sweaters. Unfortunately, they don’t carry petite sizes yet for sweaters. However, I did find that some of their sweaters worked for my short torso. Sharing all my thoughts on the styles I tried on below and crossing my fingers they’ll add petites at some point too.

EVERLANE SWEATERS REVIEW

It’s starting to get cold in NYC again, and it means that it’s my least favorite of year. I’m not a fan of cold weather because it means having to wear sweaters. I’ve always found sweater shopping to be a challenge because of my body type. Sweaters never seem to fit quite right and are often too tight around my hips. In an effort to help make your sweater shopping experience easier, I’m sharing my thoughts on some Everlane sweaters that I recently tried out.

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!