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Beyond The Pear: Dressing For Your Tricky Body Type

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    Update: This post was originally published on November 4, 2014.

    There's a common thread running through all of Refinery29's dressing-for-your-figure stories: the figures themselves. Each month we change up the challenge, but still deliver styling options for the same 11 body types (apple, pear, carrot — you know 'em by now).

    Yet, we know as well as you do that there are more than 11 shapes of women out there. No slideshow could capture them all, but with this round-up of tips, we’re hoping to get a little closer.

    We pulled the six shapes ahead from readers' comments about their real (and sometimes tricky) proportions. And, with the help of three body-type styling experts, we're laying out the what-to-wear tips for broad-shouldered pears, petite hourglasses, mommas-to-be, and other women whose figures can't easily be defined with the name of a single fruit.

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