Thursday, March 8, 2012

I am his pear and he is my vanilla ice cream

Last night, while I was peeling the skin off the anjou pears, I was thinking, how many women would love to have an hour glass shaped body instead of a pear shape. It is funny how food triggers thoughts, sometimes sad, happy and crazy ones.

Do you know that you can work wonders with your body and make a fashion statement with the right choice of clothes, colors and fabrics irrespective of what body shape you have? Of course we need to look into the mirror to identify our body shape first. I know what shape body I have, do you?


I have read many articles about how to camouflage figure flaws and here are some tips that I could still remember which I would like to share with you.

There are many body shapes but here are the five most common ones:

Hourglass Shape
Woman with his ideal body shape could carry all kinds of fashion especially low cuts and tight fitting dresses. Wow! This is the dream shape of every woman.

Apple Shaped

Apple shaped woman will look good in off shoulders tops, straight dresses but please avoid tight blouses and jeans.

Lollipop

With this lollipop shape body, one must remember not to wear any dresses that draws attention to their top. No high neck dresses but V-neck.

Brick Shaped
Since Brick-shaped women look musculine, they should look great in low waist jeans and loose blouses but got to avoid boxy jackets, double breasted coats, mini skirts, box pleats and trousers in stiff fabric for they do not want to look more masculine.


Skinny Straight Shape

Skinny straight shaped body, like hourglass shape body could carry many kinds of fashion. However, they should not choose dark colors as that will make them look skinnier.

Okay, are you ready to see Quay Po's body shape? She is "A pear,  full of spices, and aging like red wine!" Did I say aging like red wine? OOOO How I wish.

Poached pear in spiced red wine
If you have a pear shape body like me, here are the tips on what to wear to make a fashion statement.

Thes are tips that I jotted down in my notebook long ago on what are the best dresses for me.  Too bad, I  have forgotten the source.

"One of the best dresses for a pear body shape is a wrap style. Keep things simple around the middle of the torso, and you want something that will skim over the hips.

Look for a dress with an A-line skirt. Something that flits out at the bottom will give you more volume at the ankle and leg, which will perfectly balance your hips.

Look for features and details within a dress that will really define and show off your shoulders. Use soft frills from the shoulder to bust and capped sleeves to point to your slim waist. A belt will further emphasise your waist.

Deep V-necks will lengthen your torso and draw attention to your top half, whilst a belt is great for nipping you in at the waist.

Look for stiff, crisp cotton fabrics, or floaty organza material, which will skim, but not cling to, your hips.

If you're worried about any lumps and bumps on your lower half, opt for some body control underwear - some control shorts will do the job.

Prints can help disguise your problem areas, but remember, opt for one print head-to-toe to really streamline your look.

Shoes that match your skin tone will help elongate your frame, and have a slimming effect."

One thing to remember though, your body shape does not define you. Be proud of yourself and love your body irrespective of what shape you have.

Anyone interested in making poached pear in spiced red wine for dessert? If you do, just click on the photo to get the recipe


Whenever I find anjou pears in the supermarket nearby, I will always grab some to make this flavorful and refreshing dessert. Having this with vanilla ice cream is a good match, like me and my Quay Lo! I am his pear in spiced wine and he is my vanilla ice cream! LOL! 



77 comments:

  1. I am a pear shape too. Thank you for the fashion tips. Good advice to remember! Your pear dish with vanilla ice cream sounds delicious. :)

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    1. You are welcome. Pear shape is good. We will not topple over for sure. Hehe

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  2. I wonder if these style tips can apply to men too --- I'm not sure whether I'm apple/pear-shaped, but I'm certain I'm fruit-shaped! :P

    Happy International Women's Day, dear. :)

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    1. Thanks dear. Go look into the mirror:D

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  3. i do hope for hourglass shape, but then with all nice food ard and furthermore zero exercise,
    it's turn out a pear shape now, hahahaha!

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    1. So you are like me, all the food you eat goes to the bottom. LOL! Welcome to the Pear Shape Club!

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  4. great tips, I'm a pear shaped woman for sure, and I also love pears and will try this, yummo!

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    1. Looks like many of us are pear shape here. Let's start a club.

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  5. I don't fit into any of those... I am a "chempedak" ... shapeless, oh wait, of course there's a shape ... bolster shaped and lumpy. Any fashion tips for me? Whatever I wear doesn't compliment me that's why I stick to jeans and a T-shirt! You have great fashion sense, Lucy, every time you appear in a pic, you look great! And so does this red wine poached pear! Very classy!

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    1. I can't wait this adorable shameless lady, uh no, should be cempedak shape lady. I don't have sense if direction but great to hear from someone that I have a least a good sense to clothe myself. LOL!

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  6. What a delicious looking poached pear!

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    1. I assure you this didn't only look good but taste really good.

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  7. Me... er...i think i m a lollipop... gosh.. big on top, small at bottom.. unbalanced, hor?

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    1. Yes, not balance, neither is pear shape. Shape not balance is fine as long as our life and thinking are balance.

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  8. LOL! Good tips for pear shaped body. I'm no pear, haven't figure out yet. I look like a brick but not muscular.

    Happy 308, Quay Po!

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    1. If you are brick shape and not mascular, then you have a nice and steady shape.

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  9. Happy International Women's Day!
    I'm round shaped.... getting rounder and rounder! LOL

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    1. Ck, what a delight to see you here. I am eagle to meet up with this round shape dude. Will fix a date with you and Kenny when I am back in KL. I like round shape, more to hold. Hugs.

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  10. Quay Po, I am pear shape too. So, when I sit down, people always say that I look thin. When I showed them my butt, then only they know. hahahahaha!

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    1. So you are a BMW 9 series too? Haha that's what my friends tease me when they saw my butt. Hehe

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  11. Shape ?! I'm beyond description ! hee hee But I'm sure I can describe that gorgeous pear ! ;D

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    1. Anne, beyond description means your shape is more swell than an hour glass?

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  12. No matter what shape we are in, it is the inner beauty that should emanate from us. Happy International Women's Day! =)
    http://erecipe.com

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    1. Right:D that is the message behind this post.

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  13. I like to eat pear! haha. But I'm not really sure what kind of shape am I. Happy International Women's Day!

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    1. Carolyn, ask your hubby, he should know.

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  14. Happy International Women's Day! And I think I am lollipop! Big breasts! hehehe! Although I lost some weights in that area, my other parts of body still skinny and I still look heavy chested!

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    1. Lollipop shape is a sexy shape isn't it? The word voluptuous is used to describe lady with this body shape.

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  15. What shape am I? Watermelon? LOL!!!!

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    1. It must be a HUGE watermelon then. Hahaha

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  16. No comment... I don't talk about body shape.

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    1. Darling why not? u have the shape of a teddy bear, MY Teddy Bear! MUAX!!

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    1. Yee Ling, it is great to meet you in person and thanks so much for the gifts! Very thoughtful of you. Hey, you don't look like a pear to me. Your figure is well balanced.

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  18. hahaa.. you guys are so adorable!!
    But I do appreciate your words about women is not defined by how we look! Inspiring!
    That poached pear looks divined as well! Give me my spoon and vanilla ice-cream!

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    1. Thanks Daphne. Yes, what defines a person is their inner beauty. External beauty is only skin deep.

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  19. I love that this post emphasizes that, no matter your body type, there is always a way you can dress to highlight your strengths!

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    1. Thanks Joanne, it has been some time I last saw you here. It is great to see your comment:D XOXO

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  20. Yum, yum, yum. That spiced pear with ice cream sounds good. I love that you used that to describe you and your husband.

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    1. Darlene, I have so many expression to describe me and my hubby and this is one of my favorites.

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  21. What shape I am? None of the above. But your tips are good. love your quote!

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    1. Balvinder, thanks for your visit. So you are not in the common 5 shapes but no wonder what shape you may be, I believe you are in good shape:D

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  22. Veronica-your blog certainly changed! I don't mean the looks of it, just the posts. You have become a womens' "advice column"...good for you! I also notice you are no longer on Foodbuzz?
    Very interesting subjects you come up with. As for the shapes. I'm a BRICK HOUSE...LOL, there was a song about that from the eighties! No, not really, I'm equal size on the top as I'm on the bottom, and do have a waist line...accept, heavier than I want to be...lost 13lbs, and need to lose another 20+

    Love the beautiful poached pears, so elegant, and tasty. Sure would love it with some vanilla ice cream:DDD

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    1. Elisabeth, I am still on Foodbuzz but I don't go there as often. I am not qualify to give advice to women, just sharing my thoughts:D It is a nice shape you have and I am very proud of you for losing 13 lbs and I am sure you can lose another 20+. Then, there is only one shape that describe you my dear. You are in GREAT shape!

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  23. I agree with Elisabeth, I love the way your blog is headed. Nice place to talk about it. I have to figure out my shape...must be a pear shape because I can say a definite no to the others. :) What a perfect pairing, pear and vanilla ice cream.

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    1. Lyndsey, looks like our "Pear Shape Club" are getting bigger. It is encouraging to hear that you and Elisabeth like the direction my blog is heading. I do wish my blog will be a place where we all can share our thought in addition to food.

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  24. Your pictures of the objects are great. They blend completely in with the background.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Thanks Filip. I appreciate your support.

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  25. I think I'm a cross between a brick and an hour-glass. Is there such a thing? LOL

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    1. I am sure there is:D If hourglass is an ideal shape and you are between a brick and hourglass, then you are near to ideal. Good for you.

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  26. Great post and interesting. I am probably a cross with a brick and the straight shape as well but not the very skinny part!! But I do not consider myself in the slightest bit as masculine :) DCiane

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    1. Thanks Diane. Whatever shape you are, you still look great because your inner beauty shines through. Although I have not met you in person, knowing you for almost 2 years now, I can sense from everything you share and your comments on my blog, you are a kind and generous person and all these attributes are shapeless. Hugs.

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  27. Hmmm,I have an "aeroplane" upper body & a pear shape bottom!I'm sure you get it when I say "aeroplane," right? My "assets" got worse after weaning my son till now, I can't say they are my "asset" now, hahaha.

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    1. Of course I know what you mean when you mentioned "aeroplane". I am not far from that either! Of course they are still your assets my dear, what are you talking about? You think everybody can have an aeroplane? LOL!

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  28. i dont know what shape am i ..just hope that i'm in good shape! haha..i couldnt stop laughing reading stp commented abt his watermelon shape! LOL!

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    1. Me too, when I saw his comment, I laughed out LOUD!! but.. he is right, he has a watermelon shape. hahaha I have no doubt you are in good shape.

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  29. I have apear shaped body so thank you so much for all the tips you gave!

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    1. You are welcome Katerina. We are now in the same club.

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  30. Like Lena, I don't know what shape I have. I just hope that I be in healthy and keep in good shape!

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    1. As long as we do everything moderately, we should be in good shape.

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    1. Happy you do Sherrie. Thanks for dropping by and leave your comment.

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  32. LOL...I don't know what shape am I but certainly not skinny straight shape! But my sister told me that I've Mariah Carey's body shape but the rounder version! LOL

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    1. WOW! Mariah Carey's body shape is appealing. A rounder version of that is even better, appealing and more to hold.

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  33. Hehe I think I'm going to be pear shaped soon at the rate I'm eating ;P

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    1. Sweetie, when you are there, remember to ask me for an application form to join our Pear Shape Club. hehe

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  34. Last time I'm stick but now I'm pear.

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    1. I believe you, I was not so pear shape last time also.

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  35. Thanks for the great tips:D good excuse to shop for new clothes:D

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    1. Yes, I love excuses to shop for new clothes too. LOL!

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  36. Great tips! My eye was totally bedazzled by that pear though...WOWSA!

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    1. Thanks and it is so nice to see you again. Hope all is well with you and family.

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  37. Very funny! But ice cream sure is best to represent quay lo....since he is round! haha.... Ahemmmm...Excuse me. Hope he is not mad. :o)
    Have a lovely evening.
    Kristy

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