Choose tops that bring attention to your upper body. This helps make your curves fierce and fabulous by balancing out your fuller lower body. Your attention-stealing details can be bold colors, wide necklines or funky prints. Or, show off how fabulous your shoulders are by wearing shoulder-baring styles or even flash back to the '80s and wear a top with shoulder pads (think thin, not line-backer thick).
Wear tops and jackets that end at the top of your hip and no shorter. Wearing a jacket that's too short will show off your curves all right, but not in a way that's flattering for your body.
Buy clothing that fits -- not covers -- your curves. Unless you want to be bag-lady chic, stick with tops that are fitted as opposed to baggy. By wearing a fitted shirt, you enhance your upper body curves rather than hide those assets beneath layers of fabric.
Wear pants and skirts that are darker in color than your tops. The contrast in colors will help your figure maintain its balance.
Avoid pleated-front pants that will pucker and stretch across your mid-section (so not a good look). Avoid giving yourself an extra puffy pouch and wear flat-front slacks instead.
Choose skirts and dresses that work with your shape. A-line and wrap-style skirts and dresses are pear-ific choices; they show off your body in a way that screams "dangerous curves ahead!" These types of dresses are fabulous at skimming over fuller curves and bringing positive attention to others.
Buy materials that flow across your body, like rayon and silk. What should you avoid? If it looks or feels like it'll cling, keep moving sister. Avoid it like the plague.