How to Dress the Inverted Triangle Body Shape

How to Dress the Inverted Triangle Body Shape

 

The inverted triangle tends to be the most athletic looking among the different body shapes.   Shoulders are wider than your hips, by a good couple of inches.   Your hips look straight given that your shoulders are broad and you have little to no waist definition.

The goal of dressing the inverted triangle body shape is to create the illusion of a hour glass figure by balancing out the wide top, minimising your shoulders and back, enhance your hips and highlight your legs.

 

Play down the top:

Tops should draw attention downward away from the shoulders.

V neck, wrap style and vertical lines in the bodice all draw attention downward.

Jackets should be narrow at the shoulders and widest at the hips.

Wear Tailored shirts and jackets.

Wear dark colored tops.

Vertical lines created with accessories will draw the attention downward

Monochromatic colors in draped styles will lengthen the body.

 

Play up the bottom:

 

Wear a belt, it will accent your waist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Choose bottoms that enhance and flatter your lower body.

Strong visual details below the waist will draw the attention downward.

Wear pants with pockets and embellishment.

Wear wide leg or boot cut pants.

Wear a full or A-line skirt.

Wear horizontal lines on the bottom half.

Add volume with thicker fabrics on the bottom with fabrics like knit, wool or tweed.

Show off those great legs with a great pair of pumps.

Stay away from shoes with straps, they will shorten your legs.

 

How do you dress your inverted triangle shape? We wanna know….. send us a pic or leave a comment.

 

Tracey Evelyn is a Body Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to love their bodies and reinvent themselves through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping. Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc Phone: 484-479-6730

How to Dress the Triangle or Pear Shaped Body

 

How to Dress the Triangle or Pear Shaped Body

 

If you are bottom-heavy with wide hips and narrow shoulders, you’ve got a  triangle or pear-shaped figureTriangle shaped princesses have curvy lower bodies, which typically include full and shapely hips.  If the lovely triangle shaped Jennifer Lopez can be on the cutting edge of fashion, so can you!  When it comes to dressing, it’s all about balance.  The goal is to visually slim your bottom half and play up your top:

 

Play up the top

 

– Wear a quality bra to help define the waist and create curves in all the right places.

– Horizontal lines from the waist up will widen shoulders.

– Add volume above the waist…. embellishments around the bust and shoulders do just that.

–  Wear V-neck tops and create V-neck shapes with your layers. V-shapes elongate the neck and draw attention to

your slim midsection.                                                                                                       

– Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, and  U necks look great as well.

–  Wear bright colors and bold patterns up top.

–  Wear tops with nipped or fitted waists.

– Add shoulder pads to whatever you can.

– Try princess or flutter sleeves or run with the ruched sleeve look.

– Besides being chic, military jackets also are flattering to a pear-shaped body.

 

Play down the bottom

 

–  Go for clean, tailored lines on the bottom.

– Whatever you wear on the bottom should always be more  tailored.             

– Try Pants that fall straight from the widest part of your hip.

– Stay away from Capri  pants or tapered legs, they draw attention straight to the hips.

– Vertical lines from the waist down will slim hips.

–  Avoid embellished pockets.

– Rock the A-Line skirts.  The A-line or flared skirt is a great piece to use as a base to accentuate a beautiful selection of  tops  and blouses.

– Work a softly gathered skirts that soften your curves without adding volume.

– Darker colors, clean lines and simple stitching work best on the lower half.

– Wearing some sort of heel (even if it’s just an inch) will give you the height that automatically slims down your curves.

 

 

How do you dress your triangle or pear shape?  We wanna know….. send us a pic or leave a comment:

 

 

Tracey Evelyn is a Body Image and Fashion Consultant who helps women to learn to  love their bodies and reinvent themselves through Wardrobe Styling, Makeup Artistry and Personal Shopping.

Contact: Tracey@Traceyevelynbeautifulyou.com    

Twitter: @Traceyevelyninc   Phone: 484-479-6730