This is take 2 of my essential clothing story & it’s all about the pear shape, as I felt you needed a whole lot more information on how to make this garment work for you! Whether you are the traditional pear with saddle bags, a bell with a voluptuousness to your shape or a ten pin shape where it’s all about the upper thighs; then these kaftan shapes will work best for you.
The issue with the pear family is that you want to keep your waist defined & have the draping over your lower part. There are 2 really important factors to keep in mind when wearing a kaftan. Firstly you need to make sure that it doesn’t end of the widest part of you, which is your bum, thighs & saddle bags. This will only highlight the area you want to hide. Secondly you want to make sure that your kaftan has a defined waist. Being that your torso is the trimmest part of you, that’s what we want to show off. Anything that is really baggy will only make you look frumpy. The rule of thumb when it comes to dressing the pear is to keep the top trim & the bottom half skimming. Also avoid anything that is bias cut as this will cling to your thighs.
The best shapes of kaftans for you are ones that are fitted through the waist, have a tie or belted waist, empire line or A-line in shape. Opt for kaftan tops that don’t go any further than your hips, or tunic/dress style versions that reach at least mid thigh. If your kaftan doesn’t have a belt a a simple tie one will do. If your kaftan top is perfect but it hits you right on the thighs, then consider hemming it a little shorter.