Culottes and jumpsuits are your best friends!

These relaxed-fit culotte style jumpsuits are cute and trendy, and gorgeous on a pear shape.

Shop for ones that fit the length of your torso. Since the pants can be hemmed, it’s the fit on your torso that’s more crucial. Avoid billowing styles that are too loose that you end up losing all your lovely waist definition. Generally, relaxed-fit styles come with an elastic or drawstring waist so it’s easy to adjust their looseness. Also, be wary of jumpsuits that give that unflattering “long butt” effect. A belt is a great way to cinch-in the waist, and you can blouse out the top which will help lift some of the sloppy fabric from sagging at the crotch. Look for wide-leg styles in a soft fluid fabric that works to balance out the width of the hips and the floaty fabric doesn’t add any width.

You’ll want to layer on top (if you know the rules for your shape) so layer UNDER… T-shirts or crop tops are my casual favourites. Be careful when layering though, you don’t want to create too much bulk. Stay away from garish prints and way-too-tight styles. With the relaxed culotte styles, you can wear wedges and espadrilles for comfort during the day or dress it up with barely-there strappy sandals for that special occasion…

The shoes and jumpsuits are from Mint Velvet. Also stocked in Brown Thomas.


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