Women who have an Inverted Triangle shape typically:
- have broad shoulders and a wide back
- have slim hips and legs
- have a small to medium bust
- often have a muscular mid-section
- gain weight in their arms/upper bodies
Here are some Inverted Triangle celebrities:
When it comes to finding flattering clothes, you want to keep proportions in mind to avoid emphasizing your more prominent upper body. However, while you may feel self-conscious about your broad shoulders, bear in mind that "clothes-hanger" shoulders are a much-desired trait on the runway!
In general, you should avoid:
- boxy jackets/blazers that over-emphasize your shoulders
- thin straps
- floaty, shapeless dresses
Inverted Triangle Essentials
1. A Cropped Blazer
Avoid boxy, shoulder-padded styles, and opt for shorter blazers and jackets that draw attention to your slim hips.
Lipsy waterfall blazer - lipsy.co.uk
2. A Jersey Wrap Dress
This flattering style drapes in all the right places, and softens an angular upper half.
Issa sapphire dress - shoplesnouvelles.com
3. A Boyfriend Cardigan
The great thing about having a boyish shape is that menswear-inspired styles look fantastic on you. Styles that may be unflattering on curvier figures, like oversized cardigans, suit your proportions.
Raquel Allegra long sleeve top - lagarconne.com
4. Fun Shorts
With your slim lower half, you can play around with shorts styles, like these sweet scalloped ones.
Topshop scalloped shorts - topshop.com
5. A Scoop Neck Top
A simple scoop neck top in a dark colour is a flattering look for you.
John Lewis scoop neck top - johnlewis.com
6. & 10. Jeans, Jeans, Jeans!
Those slender legs of yours are ideal for experimenting with various styles of jeans, from retro flares to distressed boyfriends.
The Seafarer navy jeans - matchesfashion.com
J.Crew distressed boyfriend jeans - jcrew.com
7. A Floral Pencil Skirt
Draw attention to your lower half with bold, floral prints and slim-fitting, curve-creating pencil skirts.
Patrizia Pepe print skirt - zalando.co.uk
8. A Round-Collar Coat
When it comes to coats, you don't want big, padded shoulders or large lapels; a minimalist, round-collar style is your best bet for a flattering look.
Giambattista Valli beige coat - thecorner.com
9. Patterned Swimsuits
With your athletic build, you can go all out when it comes to swimsuits--lucky! A solid top and patterned bottom is a great way to draw the focus on your shapely lower half.
Strapless swimsuit - pret-a-beaute.com
That's it for now, Inverted Triangles! We hope you found these suggestions useful for your next shopping expedition.
Coming up next week: Pears!