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« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2009 02:04:13 AM »

Craftsters are the kindest people Smiley You're all amazing and I can't thank you enough for everything that's been said. The constant comments about my facial structure has had me taking a seriously long, hard look in the mirror!!

Gok said I am a "Perfect Pear" too and the only difference I see is that a Plus Perfect Pear isn't quite the same. While I am sure I can utilise a lot of his advice, there are also clear things to avoid.

I don't think there is anything all that wrong with a plus figure, except the obvious health concerns (which some experts scoff at), but somewhere along the way society decided thin was in. After all the points you made ScotSkipper, they probably just got bored with the pear shape that had been favoured for so long Wink
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« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2009 08:29:13 AM »

After all the points you made ScotSkipper, they probably just got bored with the pear shape that had been favoured for so long Wink

If you keep something long enough, it always comes back in style Grin
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« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2009 08:36:04 PM »

Well, I havent read all of the posts but quite a few. I agree with a lot of them...I am also a pear with a US 14/16 on top and an 18/20 on bottom and my chest is a small B....but thank god for padded and push up bras! but what I have found that helps balance my figure are the lovely (and instyle) puff sleeves! I think it balances out my rear a bit, helping bring in my waist line....but in my opinion you have to be careful with the puff sleeve....some get a bit generous on the fabric and leave you looking like a clown! I agree with these ladies though you are beautiful!

and to everyone else (as far as dressing the pear shape) i have found your input very helpful as well!
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« Reply #53 on: September 09, 2009 09:29:37 PM »

A lot of my tips are already posted. I'll tell you my personal story, though.

I was perfectly proportioned before giving birth in 2008.  I was all top heavy with a D cup on a US size 8 being 5 foot 9 after giving birth, and now after breast feeding for 18 months I am barely a B/C on a size 12.

Here is what I am doing to help myself look a little even:

1.   My pants are boot cut and a mid waist with a long waist band to hold in the pooch. My skirts are A-line. This means the bottoms flare a bit to match my wider hips.
2.   My prints are always on the scarves or the blouses, NEVER the pants! (Solids only from the hips down, darker colors from the hips down.) Vertical stripes and patterns hips down and horizontals only ac ross the breast. Never at my stomach or hip section.
3.   My blazers reach my hips. No cropped tops and nothing that slips over my buttocks. In fact, I try to wear tailored jackets but leave them open so I dont feel confined, my pooch does not make the middle of the jacket buckle and yet I seem to have an accentuated waist.
4.   The last thing I discovered is to choose simple basics with slightly detailed accessories.
5.   I wear the proper size. Oversized or tight clothing really does work against me. Or you. Both, I am sure.

I will never be the svelte 6 that I was before my daughter. My biggest beauty secret is that I embrace that I have this figure for a reason (my beloved baby) and the confident smile I wear distracts people from staring at the parts that stick out further than my bust.

Experiment with colors and patterns. If you find something that seems to work, make sure you use that pattern for other colors. No shame in sticking to the style that works best on you. You can always add details to mix it up.

Be sure to show us some of your "afters"! Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2009 09:36:59 PM »

I should add that a size 12 is below the average but if your hips and stomach protrude your bust, it still looks a bit off. By no means do I call myself plus size, and I do not mean to offend anyone who happens to wear a size larger. I have enjoyed myself as a 14-16 and as a 4+6. So long as I stay healthy, I stay happy. I only intended to share my tips on how to show better hip to bust proportion. I just realized that I could have hurt some feelings.  Kiss

*Edit* I am a 12, not a 10. I am in the process of tossing clothes to the craft bin and I just realized the 10s are the ones that get tossed for being too tight.
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« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2011 10:46:56 AM »

awesome neck shoulder and arms dont hide em! It's silly but just because a body part(thats not or boobs) are big we get self concinece. Its a body part, part of our body. Beautiful. dig yourself
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« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2011 09:26:38 PM »

*joins small boob and big belly club*
You are so pretty don't hide your body away in drapey clothes unless that is the look you are going for. Wear figure hugging clothes if you want, don't let your shape dictate what you wear, if you want to wear 'that' top then you wear it. It's time fat ladies stop being scared to wear things because of being fat either embrace the largeness or tone up and stop grumbling about it.
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