The Maxi dress look

What better than a dress at a party? A dress says feminine like no other item of clothing.

Maxi dresses are very forgiving and their length cover all your problem areas. They are also extremely comfortable as the fabric flows over your lower body, all the way down to your feet. If you choose ones with sexy necklines, such as the halter neck, one-shoulder or strapless, full attention will be on your beautiful face and shoulders.

Empire waist styles are also very flattering. They emphasise the lean torso area and skim over the larger lower area of the pear shape.

You can go for maxi dresses with diagonal stripes, which are slimming, or those with a flower motif, which are popular and currently on trend. Don’t forget to choose patterns that are in proportion to your body size.

The Knee length dress look

Another chic and elegant option is the ‘just below the knee’ dress. Opt for dresses which will show off your slim waist and your upper area at their best. V- necks, other plunging necklines and detailing, such as buttons and patterns, will bring attention to your lean upper half. Below the waist, the dress needs to skim over your hips and thighs.

Cinch the waistline with a belt in a contrasting colour to show off your slim waist.

The trouser look

For a comfortable trouser look, choose them in a light and cool fabric. Linen and linen mix are ideal for summer.

Long and wide legged styles will instantly lengthen your legs if you team them with heels. They will instantly give you the oh so chic and elegant look.

In order to avoid adding inches to your tummy area, choose a flat-fronted style.

Ensure that you iron in a pleat down the middle of the trouser legs. This pleat will visually narrow your thighs, lengthen your legs and point straight down to your freshly pedicured toes.

Your trousers need to be in a basic colour, so as to bring attention to your top instead. Keep all the pizzazz for your tops.

Sexy necklines, such as halter necks, plunging V necks, one- or off-the shoulder or strapless will bring the wow factor to your trouser ensemble. Go for tops in light or bright colours. Do not shy away from patterns as they will attract all the attention to them and away from your larger lower half. Long tops, tunics and short dresses are the perfect partners to trousers for pear shapes and can be worn with white linen trousers.

Accessories & Shoes

Wedges or platforms will bring both comfort and height.They will be ideal, worn with your dresses or trousers.

If you opt to wear a plain colored top, make a statement with bold jewellery instead.