The Inverted Triangle

For the third installment of our “Dressing for Your Shape” series: the Inverted Triangle
Inverted triangles have shoulder measurements that are wider than the hips. This is typically an athletic shape.

Goal: balance shoulder width, create visual waistline and add width to lower half. This will provide the illusion of the ideal shape.


•Wear darker colors on top
•Avoid boat neck and off the shoulder styles
•You wear halter tops and strapless styles well
•Choose styles with a horizontal line across the hip to create balance
•If wearing loose clothing, belt at the waistline for definition
•Patterned bottoms look great on you
•Gathered skirts and flared hems look great on this figure
•Look for wide leg trousers to create visual balance on the lower half

When choosing accessories seek out long necklaces and scarves that can elongate the torso. You also wear wide belts well, this can be used to create visual interest in the lower half and draw the eye downward.

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The Inverted Triangle


Alice Olivia alice olivia dress
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J by Jasper Conran high heel pumps
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Post earrings


Susan Caplan Vintage clip earrings
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Marc by Marc Jacobs gold watch
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A X Armani Exchange zip belt




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