The Inverted Triangle
To determine if you are an Inverted Triangle body shape, look at yourself in the mirror in your underwear. Stand with your legs together and your arms a bit away from your sides. Examine the area from under your arms, past your bust and ribcage, over your waist and hips to the fullest part of your thighs. Then compare yourself to the image and review the questions and characteristics below. We suggest you look at all the body shapes to find your closest match
BODY SHAPE STYLE ADVICE
- Wear a larger size on your top half than your bottom?
- Have wider shoulders than hips?
- Have a straight ribcage?
- Prefer an uncluttered look on top?
YOUR BUILD IS CHARACTERISED BY:
- Your bottom half is smaller than your top
- Little definition between waist and hips
- Flat hips and bottom
- Straight and squared shoulder line
OTHER BODY SHAPE TENDENCIES
If you have gained or lost weight many times your body shape can change into another one. Read below to see what other body shape tendencies you might have:
- You lean toward an apple shape if you have a bust and weight around your top half
- You lean toward a rectangle shape if you have weight or a strong bone structure at your hips
GENERAL RULES FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE AND HOW TO CREATE VISUAL BALANCE:
On your bottom half you need to wear clothes that make your hips look broader.
- Keep details, fuss, anything that creates volume to your lower half and keep your top half clean and uncluttered
- Straight clothing lines are a natural extension to your body line
- Create the illusion of a waist with waist details such as a wider belt
YOU SHOULD AVOID:
- Necklines that make you broader on top e.g. boat or Bardot, big straps, halter neck tops, big shawl collars
- Styles that extend or accentuate shoulders e.g. details, volume, fuss on your shoulders such as puff sleeves, shoulder pads
- Styles that hide your silhouette
- Patterns on top, scarves around your neck or shoulders
- Stiff fabrics on top and narrowing hemlines e.g. pencil skirts or skinny jeans
- Clutch bags
- Petite footwear
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