Clothes that accent the width of the shoulders are flattering to [pear shaped] hips because they balance the low hip width and counteract the tendency of this figure to look underslung. ~ Emmi Cotten (Clothes Make Magic, 1949)
Saddle bags? Really? I guess there could be worse descriptions for what we call “pear shaped” nowadays. Whether we call the triangular hipline saddle bags or pear shape, the overall impression is one of being bottom heavy. And not in the way that pop stars sing about.
We can eliminate that saddle bag look by providing visual balance. This is accomplished by helping the viewer’s eyes move up and away from the hipline. Continue Reading