How To Dress Inverted Triangle Shapes « Stylelogue

How To Dress Inverted Triangle Shapes

January 11th, 2011

Inverted triangle shape body

Inverted Triangle Characteristics

No definition between waist and hips

Broad, square shoulders

Hips narrower than shoulders

How To Create Visual Balance

~ Below waist level you should wear clothes that make your hips look wider

~ Voluminous and bulky clothes or layers should be worn on your lower half, nowhere near your bust

~ You can accentuate the idea of your waist with a belt

Avoid

~ Necklines that make you look broader on top e.g. boat or Bardot, big straps, halter neck tops or big shawl collars

~ Details, patterns, pockets on your thigh and hip area and belts on your hips

~ Styles that extend or draw attention to the shoulders e.g. ruffles, layers, bows, puff sleeves or shoulder pads

~ Boxy cut or boyfriend style jackets

~ Patterns on your top

~ Wide or bulky scarves around your neck or shoulders

Ideas and shapes for work, dressy and casual

Dresses For Inverted Triangle Shapes

Marc Jacobs ruffle dress for inverted triangle body shapes

Layers which start below the waist are an excellent way to create the illusion of curvier hips.

Black maxi dress for inverted triangle body shapes

The narrow neckline gives the illusion of narrowing the shoulders. The fitted waist and wide hem broaden the hips and lower body.

Biscuit colour vintage style draped dress for inverted triangle body shapes

Narrow neckline and drapes over waist and hips add volume and create balance on the body.

Jackets And Tops For Inverted Triangle Shapes

Black tuxedo jacket for inverted triangle body shapes

Long tailoring with gentle a-line skimming hips creates definition and shape.

Grey kick flared hem jacket for inverted triangle body shapes

Kick flared hem adds a little bulk around the hips to balance the body.

Cream top with black waist bow for inverted triangle body shapes

Bow detail creates focal point at the hip and waist region thus drawing the eye away from dominant shoulders.

Skirts And Trousers For Inverted Triangle Shapes

Black gypsy skirt for inverted triangle body shapes

The multi layers & detailed trim add volume to the hip so as to balance with the shoulders.

Black dressy satin skirt for inverted triangle shaped bodies

Slim fitted waist and gradual flare create width to balance broad shoulders.

Cream trousers for inverted triangle body shapes

Wide belt loops, side pocket details & straight or boot cut trousers or jeans, balance narrow hips with wide shoulders.

Back to how to dress the different body shapes.

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