I know pear shaped women should not wear short pants. During vacations though I love to wear short pants, so for me being body positive is running around like that even with my cellulite.
• Name: Verena
• Age: 30something
• Height: 165cm / 5,4 ft
• Weight: 60,5 kilos / 132 pounds (I am doing a diet right now so I will hopefully weigh a little less soon). If you want to read more about the diet, there is more on my pear shaped 365 style challenge here.
• Dress size: 4/6
Mod note: We say pear shaped women can wear whatever they want! Go shorts! High, low, whatever! It’s all good.
I started hating my unproportionate body (massive thighs/bum and small chest and all) when I was 13 but what I did not realize at the time is that I was growing up and my body began changing; a totally normal process! After stopping sports due to depression, I decided to join a rugby team 2 years ago and it’s one of the things that helped me regain my self-esteem along the way. I haven’t been in love with my body in the 18 years that I’ve been living on this planet more than I do now. I came a freaking long way and I am proud of my body image, proud of being a pear-shaped girl and you should all be too because you’re all so gorgeous! :)
I always thought that other women were luckier with their bodies. Then I figured that inverted triangles hate that they have to wear bigger sizes on their top part and some struggle to hide their voluminous upper body. Apple shaped ladies hate that they always gain weight first around their belly and how guys look at their breasts instead of their faces. Rectangles sometimes wish for curves.
So I am pear shaped. I may not be perfect, but I got lucky.