MATCH YOUR SHAPE: INVERTED TRIANGLE



Your shoulders are wider than your hips. They are the widest part of your body. Your shoulders are more than 5% bigger than your hip measurement.


WHAT TO WEAR AND HOW TO DRESS EXCELLENTLY AS AN INVERTED TRIANGLE TYPE

1. NECKLINES:
     Crew necks, scoop necks, narrow or deep V necks, gathered and keyhole Necklines look great on you.

2. COLLAR STYLES:
    Collarless styles or very small collars are best for an inverted triangle.

3. SLEEVES:
    Go for sleeves that make your shoulders appear smaller, like kimono, batwings, raglan sleeves. Shoulder slits, cut-outs and flared or wider cuffs looks great on inverted triangle.

4. TOPS and SHIRT STYLES:
    Tops and shirt to emphasize your waist are great like peplums, trapeze, bolero, camisoles or corset. Large straps are better than smaller ones-unless you wear a top with their multi straps.

   You should wear soft and drapery fabrics as well as fine knits. Linen or thick knit would add volume to your shoulders.

   To make the upper parts of your body appear smaller, wear shirts and tops in colours that are darker or more muted than the skirts or pants you wear.

 #1. If you are busty, get a good bra that separates your breast from your tummy.

 #2. Wrap a sweater around your waist for more waist definition.

5. VEST :
   Go for a vest in darker or muted colours. The idea is to divert the main attention to the lower part of your body. If you combine the dark vest with trousers or skirts in light and bright colours you are all set.

   The vest should also have a peplum, wide straps or be in a very soft and drapery fabric.

6. JACKET:
    Avoid structured and tailored jackets and cropped jackets with slim fitting bottoms, instead look for single breasted jackets with deconstructed fluid lines.

   Your jacket should either be straight or have some waist definition and flare out at your waist.

 #1 Avoid double breasted buttoning, big collars, shoulder pads and embellishments like epaulets as they make your broad shoulders appear even broader. Pockets are great and should sit below your waist to add some curves to your hips.

#2. Choose a jacket in a muted or darker colour and wear it with something bright or light on your bottom half. This will help balance your broad shoulder.

7. SKIRTS:
   Your skirts should add volume to your type to balance your shoulders. A-line, bias cut, full circular styles, voluminous maxi skirts, kick pleats, tulip, diagonal draped, mermaid, tapered,....

   Wear your skirts in bright colours, horizontal stripes and patterns. They should be lighter or brighter than your top.

8. TROUSERS:
    A wide range to choose from:stretch pants, Capri, cargo, g auchos,
...you can actually wear exotic ones like jodphur and harem pants.

   You can also add some weight to your lower half with the right colour or fabric. Wear trousers in bright colours and patterns.

9. SHORTS and JEANS STYLES:
    Your shorts should have pleats and fuller legs to add with your hips. Short jeans also looks great on you, especially if you roll up the pant legs a bit.
  
   Your Jean can be straight, cigarette of flared. You can also go for side pockets or baggy jeans.

   Get your jeans in lighter colours or even bright and shiny colours like red or yellow. This will balance your shoulders.

10. JUMPSUIT:
    There is no other body type that wears jumpsuit as good as an inverted triangle. You have a wide array of choices here:sleeveless, one strap with harem pants...

11. ACCESSORIES:
    Go for long pendant necklaces and big rings to draw the attention away from your shoulders. Avoid chunky necklaces and big earring.

   Wear scarves down to your waist or hips to visually elongate your torso.

   Wear belts to define your waist, but avoid every small belts.

12. SHOES:
    You can go for bright and colourful shoes, embellishments and patterns to create visual balance with your wide shoulders.

    Add interest to your lower half with embellishments on your shoes or bright colours.

    Skip platform heels and wedges.
 
    Slouch knee boots, ankle boots, cowboy boots and uggs also look great on you.

    For sandals, look for some with ankle straps.

13. BAGS:
    Choose a bag with the opposite shape to your body shape :a bag with round styles, like a pouch.
  
    To celebrate your body type, choose a bag with the same features as your body type. A structured bag with Angles like a structured satched or a classic bag.

    The size of your body matters as well in choosing your best bag. For a petite woman, petite bags are better. For a big woman, a big bag matches her way better.

   The bags should have long straps and sit on your hips.

   Avoid big bags which sit under your shoulders.

NOTE: No matter what you wear always remember:

1. Your clothes should make you feel great and enhance your inner and outer beauty. They should reflect who you are, not be a cage or uniform.

2. You have a beautiful body. Concentrateon the parts you like and ignore your flaws.


"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful " -Amy Bloom


1 comment:

  1. nice one victoria;i found it very helful

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