I was looking at a magazine one day and commented to my husband that a certain style would not look good on me because I have a pear-shaped body. He responded: Oh, don't put yourself down!
I explained to him that magazines use those labels commonly to help you identify your body type and know what styles to wear and which to avoid at all costs. Here's an example of why I don't wear things that are poofy or frilly around the hips. Something that calls attention to the upper body is much better for me.
Trinny and Susannah. They go beyond the typical pear, apple, triangle, block and hourglass (Think Marilyn Monroe, who despite what you may have heard, was not a size 16!) I decided that by their standards I'm more of a bowling pin than a pear.