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Quick Fashion Tips For Inverted Triangle Body Types

Below are Quick Tips for Inverted Triangle Body Types. The objective of dressing your body type is to create the illusion of a balanced hourglass figure by minimizing your shoulders, broad chest and back, while enhancing your hips and showing off your great legs. No matter what your weight is, balancing your body creates the most pleasing effect.

Create Curves with Color

Look for dresses and separates that are dark above the waist and light or bright below to create the illusion of a balanced figure.

Examples:

  • Wear a dress has a dark colored bodice and light skirt.
  • Wear a shirt that is dark colored around the bust/shoulders and brighter in color below the bust.
    Pair it with light colored pants or a skirt.

Clothing Shapes for Inverted Triangle Body Types

The key to dressing an inverted triangle body type is to balance your narrow lower body with your broader shoulders and chest. To create the most curvaceous effect, add volume to your lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.

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Dresses For Inverted Triangle Body Types

Choose dresses with deep V-necks. Shoulders should not flare or puff. Sleeveless or long form-fitting sleeves look best while spaghetti and narrow straps will have a tendency to make your shoulder look broader. Stay away from wide necklines altogether. Dresses with empire waists with A-line skirts that float away from your body will create the most figure flattering effect, however full skirts that fall from the natural waist line also work well. Simple wrap dresses with a higher waist are also flattering.

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Tops For Inverted Triangle Body Types

Choose tops with deep V-necks. Shoulders should not flare or puff. Sleeveless or long form-fitting sleeves look best while spaghetti and narrow straps will have a tendency to make your shoulder look broader. Wrap shirts work particularly well as do shirts with empire waits that float out below the waist. Choose jackets with a nipped-in waist, have a deep V neckline and flair blow the waist. Jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.

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Bottoms For Inverted Triangle Body Types

Look for full skirts with details or embellishment that draws the eye to the hips. Choose pants with flap-pockets and jeans with whiskering at the hips. Wide leg, cargo and trouser cut pants enhance your lower half and are the most flattering. Choose pants that are low to mid-rise.

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Accessories For Inverted Triangle Body Types

Low slung belts (particularly metallic or brightly colored belts that sit on the hips), body shapers that smooth your figure (like Spanx), eye-catching shoes.

Celebrities With an Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Naomi Campbell
Angelina Jolie
Cameron Diaz

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