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Five dresses for pear shapes

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2013
Pear shaped
Modcloth.com, $90: Overhanging sleeves will add width to your shoulders and balance out your silhouette.

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What's a pear?

Stand in your knickers and look in the mirror: are your hips wider than your shoulders? Do you carry your weight through your hips and thighs? Then you're a pear.

It's one of the most common body shapes, and Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Sandra Bullock are all in fact classified as pears. Here are five great dresses to suit the shape.

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