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The pear and apple shape are like distant cousins. Like the apple, the pear body shape draws attention to the upper part of the body, however, it is the hips and thighs that are wider. And this body type has a smaller waist. The shoulders of a pear-shaped body type are also more-narrow and you also have proportionately slim arms and shoulders. The best way to dress your apple frame is to dress for the waist up. You want to shift emphasis off your hips and to your waist and bust. The best types of dresses for your frame are dropped necklines, embellished necklines, open backs, dramatic sleeves, and belted dresses.