Famous Pears: Lena Horne.
What Works: Wide-Leg Pants; a dark pair slims the thighs while creating a longer and lean silhouette. Tailored Jacket; A structured jacket defines the shoulders and upper body, which will even out the lower body’s proportions. Boatneck Top; the wide, straight neckline broadens the shoulders to balance out the lower body. A-line skirt; look for a sturdy fabric, like a wool-blend. Bell and kimono sleeves. A great push-up bra!
What Doesn’t Work: Shapeless, oversize sweaters; skinny jeans or pants; and skirts in a flimsy, curve-hugging fabric, like silk.
Best era for vintage dresses: 1960s. Trapeze dresses highlights the legs!