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Dear Caprilee,

My big New Year's Resolution for 2009 is clothing related-

Fill my closet with outfits that will complement my pear shape.

Can you help me out so I can enjoy a stylish 2009?

I owe you one,


Listen here Missy,

First off, Happy New Year. I am pleased that you came to me and will be proud to partake in your fashion transformation. Please send me before and after photos so I can add them to my portfolio in case I finally gather the courage to apply for a position with E's Fashion Police. Back to your resolution...

Finding stuff that complements your pear shape.

I'm going to take a cue from my friend Demetri Martin and insist that you refrain from wearing pear colored clothing. Also, whatever you do, don't act juicy.

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Seriously, when shopping for a pear sized shape, A-line skirts and dresses are a pear's best friend. This A-Line dress from Metrostyle for instance, is a flattering choice for almost any and every body shape. Empire waists also rock a pear shaped body by minimizing hips and showing off a tiny waist. For tops - blouses that touch the middle of the hipline are best. Avoid super tight and cropped tops, they're not doing much for you. I promise.

When it comes to jeans and pants to dress your lower half- here's the bottom line. No high waisted trousers, no tapered legs, no light washes. Boot cut jeans and flared legs are just what you need to balance out your proportions. Stretch jeans are also a godsend for pear shapes. They hug your curves, move with you and don't make you feel like you're stuck in a can of sardines. Stay away from the skinny jeans and flat shoes. Heels make pears look slimmer, so try to stick to shoes that have at the very least a two inch heel.

Hope these tips help you achieve fashion success in 2009 Missy.

One more thing - Embrace your pear shape. J.Lo, Beyonce and Charlotte from Sex and the City are all pear shapes, and proud of it.

Be fruitful and prosper!


Having a fashion dilemma or crisis?

Need to know what top goes with what bottom?

Don't go it alone. Ask Caprilee!

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