Post # 1
Any out there? I’m one and I hate it! I am trying to lose weight and work out and am hoping to find a dress that flatters me. Of course all the gowns I love are mermaid/trumpet gowns.
What are you pear ladies wearing? What is your workout and eating plan?
Post # 2
kitty_cupcake: I wore a fit & flare/mermaid dress. I’m a pear and only 5’4 – I”ve learned that the curves aren’t going anywhere – I was a pear at 105, I’ll be a pear no matter what size I am. I’ve learned to love my shape and show it off!
Post # 3
kitty_cupcake: Me me me! I’m in a love/hate relationship with my pear self.
I loved my body when I was 40lbs lighter lol… I got a little too comfy with my Fiance and went a little crazy, now I’m back to eating healthy (most of the time 😉 ) and working out. I’m down 20lbs so far!!
I’m wearing my moms wedding dress and getting it altered, it’s a-line so very flattering, but I’m a firm believer us pear ladies can rock a trumpet! Here’s my blurry pic in my pre-altered dress! HELLO 80’s!
For eating plan it’s pretty simple… is it healthy for me? That’s my determining factor of if I eat it or not.
Here’s a typical day for me… I eat the same thing over and over too. Kinda boring, but I don’t mind.
Breakfast- Oatmeal with honey, black coffee
Lunch- Turkey wrap, yogurt, celery, berries
Snack- Hard boiled eggs
Dinner- fish, wild rice, grilled peppers and onions
I’m a lazy cook unless I’m cooking for others. I need what I make to be fast and easy, all of this is.
For working out, I joined a workout class locally for 2 nights a week, I love it! I also do the 21 day fix by beach body… although I have been slacking on that lately. I go for walks a lot, great for me and my dog.
Hope some of this helps! It’s a slow process (especially with cheats), but I’m happy and I know eventually I will be at the weight I want to be.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’m a pear, and have learned to embrace it. “I got all the right junk in all the right places.” 😀
My wedding dress was a full a-line with an asymmetric element that worked really well. (photo in this thread:http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/did-you-have-wedding-dress-custom-made-in-dcmdvapa/ ) Mermaids and anything form fitting through the hips and rear just did not feel comfortable to me. The silhouette I chose was very consistent with the dresses and skirts already in my closet. I know what lines work for my figure.
As for diet and exercise… I didn’t do either for my wedding. Heck, I gained weight that year. I don’t recommend it, but it happened. That’s life. And those extra pounds didn’t interfere with my wedding day bliss in the least bit. Mr. LK and I “went paleo” with a “low carb” bent about 6 months ago, and have both seen significant improvements in our health. We’ve also dropped 35-40 pounds each, and are still losing without effort. I had significant success with weight watchers in the past, but found that it wasn’t a sustainable system for me in the long-term. You have to find what works for you, makes you feel physically well, and brings you into balance. That’s paleo-style eating for me, but might be something different for you.
Just remember that, regardless of what size you wear or what number the scale says, you are beautiful exactly as you are, and your joy will radiate from you on your wedding day, making you feel like the most stunning creature on earth. That’s what really matters.
Post # 5
kitty_cupcake: I’m pear shaped as well and there’s nothing I can do about it! If you haven’t started trying stuff on, you’ll be surprised at how many styles and cuts out there will flatter your figure – even mermaid and trumpet! My gown is technically a trumpet style, but it’s forgiving and lets out exactly where I need it. It gives me an amazing shape, hides what needs hiding and accentuates where it should.
Post # 6
kitty_cupcake: And for your second question, I do a lot of cardio based group workouts – Zumba, piloxing, CXWORX, body combat – and keep within a 1450 – 1600 cal/day range. I have one cheat day a week (not now though, my wedding is in 3 weeks!) and stay away from gluten (I have to). What works for me may not work for you though, everyone’s different.
Post # 7
Thank you for all the feedback!! You all look so beautiful!!! Love your dresses!
Post # 8
deginite pear! I just tried to eat less and healthier! Lost a bit of weight but think the dress gave a good optical illusion on the waist haha!
Post # 9
catgirl: aww so pretty!!!!!
Post # 10
I’m a 5’8″ pear and my dress is a mermaid!
Post # 11
I’m a slightly pear-shaped hourglass (37-27-41) and I’m wearing a mermaid/trumped gown. I went in to the shop thinking A-line A-line A-line and then tried them on and felt so large and short! And I’m 5’7″, so not on the shorter side.
Then I tried on my dress and I felt so much better. It took me an hour to decide to buy the dress, because I had been so against wearing a trumpet/mermaid dress first because I believed I wouldn’t be able to relax or feel comfortable showing off my body like that, but turns out I love the shape it gives me 🙂
So take it from someone who knows, try everything on, all shapes and materials, because you will be surprised! 😉
Post # 12
I’m also a 5’8 exaggerated pear and due to my bust hip ratio I couldn’t pull off a mermaid or fitted A line.
My chosen gown is an Allure satin & tulle ballgown that skims over my widest area and accentuates my smaller top half 🙂
Post # 13
I am a pear and am slowly changing my body to hourglass. For the record, I wore a tea-length a-line dress.
The things that help me change my body shape are:
– Drink lots of water
– Lots of exercise that elongate my legs/ bum area: barre/ pilates/ yoga
– Lots of exercise that build my shoulders: weights/ crossfit
So I managed to reduce the width of my tights and hips and increase the width of my shoulders, which gives me an hourglass shape! I love it, and feel a lot smaller than before, although I haven’t lost any weight.
Whoever said you can’t change your shape is wrong. You can – but obviously only to a certain extent.
Post # 14
Despite being on the smaller side, I am definitely pear shaped (31-23-35). I think I would be regardless of my weight. I chose a mermaid silhouette and I love it!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’m wearing http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Strapless-Ruched-Bodice-Tulle-Ball-Gown-MK3576_Bridal-Gowns-Features-Bridal-Gowns-Under-$600 The skirt starts a bit below my natural waist which i think is really flattering.