Inverted triangle body shape
There are a lot of different body shapes when it comes to women. The hourglass, apple, pear and the inverted triangle body shape are just a couple of silhouettes that can be named when it comes to the female body. And let's be honest: they're all beautiful in their own way. But most important is of course how to dress when it comes to these different shapes. A pear shaped body has to define other body parts than women who have a apple figure and ladies who are blessed with a hourglass body have different do's & don’ts then the inverted triangle girls. Women with the latter body shape have the following characteristics:
- Broad and toned shoulders
- Sporty-athletic silhouette
- Straight and small hips
- Lean legs
- Medium to full bust
- Little or no waist definition
- Small booty
Most models like Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell have this body type but also A-listers like Reneé Zellweger, Halle Berry and Demi Moore have an inverted triangle shaped body.
Inverted triangle body shape
This body type is defined by wider shoulders and straight hips. It is key for you to create some curves! The inverted triangle body is also called the 'strawberry' or the 'cone'. However, ladies who have this body shape are blessed because this type is the most athletic-looking silhouette under the 5 major body types.
A-line and wrap dresses look great on you. Also dresses with a V-neck are perfect to wear to distract the attention to the waist. Pleats and prints look great on your lower body so you could also wear a two toned dress where the top is dark and the bottom is light colored.
Do's: A-line, wrap dresses, V-neckline.
Choose dark colors and for example silk fabrics to tone down your shoulder line. Wear collarless shirts and tops with wide straps but also V-necks are perfect for you. Wear straight wide straps to make your shoulders look smaller.
Do's: V-neckline, wide straps, dark colors.
Stay away from Balmain looking blazers or jackets with shoulder pads as it emphasizes your broad shoulders. The inverted triangle shaped body looks best in cardigans unbuttoned or jackets with no shoulder details. Also wear belted jackets to define waist, like trench coats and duster coats. Fitted and tailored blazers are perfect for creating a waist line.
Do's: belted cardigan, duster coats, trench coats, tailored blazer.
Ladies with the inverted triangle shape are smaller build below the waist so creating curves on the booty and the hips are then key! Wear circle, ruffles, peplum styles and prints. Anything that balances out your body shape. Avoid verticale prints though as they make your hips look slimmer.
Pants and jeans
Perfect outfits for triangle body shape are easing creating when it comes to pants and jeans. Choose styles with more shape. Wear wide leg jeans or bootcut and flared pants as they strengthen the balance between the upper and the lower body. If you dig that 70's vibe then these styles are just perfect for you! When you go out wear a playsuit that defines your sexy legs!
Do's: light colors, flared legs, bootcut styles, wear a belt, playsuits.