I have always had self esteem issues with my body shape and size since childhood... I have pear shaped body, I.e lower half accumulated weight when compared to upper half.. Mostly ladies are either Apple, Pear or hourglass shaped... Very few ladies are perfectly well proportioned with equal distribution of body fat and nice figure, I.e hourglass figure... But ladies either have tendency to accumulate fat on tummy, upper arms, chest etc and mainly on abdomen but with slim hips, legs making them apple shaped... Else ladies have more fat accumulation on lower tummy, hips, behind, thigh, legs etc with upper half of body being slightly better making them pear shaped... Being pear shaped, I have been able to carry off Indian and ethnic wear as I could use curves to my advantage , but have always been conscious while wearing western outfits... Since my teenage years I would long to look stylish in Jeans and T-shirt’s..while T-shirt’s would suit me, getting jeans for my body shape always has been an issue due to wide hips and lower half being broad...I always felt jeans don’t suit me and make me look fat.. So always would wear slightly longer tops with jeans... I have always envied ladies with slimmer hips and thighs and shapely legs.. The thing is even if I diet and excercise and lose little weight, it makes difference only to upper half of body but not lower... .I have faced my share of snide remarks about having broad hips and a fat ***...but nothing I can do about it... Was wondering what causes the pattern of fat distribution in our bodies? Is it due to heredity? Because my maternal side of family the ladies have pear shaped body.. Or is it due to hormone changes during puberty which cause fat deposition? Any way I can lose weight from the lower half of my body and look somewhat proportional with lifestyle changes like food habits?