How to Dress to Flatter an Inverted Triangle Body Type

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How to Dress to Flatter an Inverted Triangle Body Type
Dress to Flatter an Inverted Triangle Body Type

Inverted triangle body types have a large upper half of the body and a slim lower half. They are characterized by large busts, large shoulders, wider, undefined waists, small hips and thin legs. Inverted triangles should try to accentuate their small hips and legs while drawing attention away from their large chest and shoulders.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Choose bottoms that flare to balance out the larger upper half of the body. Skirts and pants with a flare add the illusion of size.

  2. 2

    Pick tops that show off thin arms to flatter this body type. Sleeveless tops and flutter sleeve tops accomplish this goal.

  3. 3

    Wear darker colors on top and lighter colors on the bottom. This minimizes the top half. Lighter colors also create the illusion of a larger bottom half, and creates proportion.

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    Buy tops that cover the hip area. This hides the wider waist that inverted triangle body types have. It also draws the attention towards the shapely and slim legs associated with an inverted triangle body type.

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    Try tops that have less detail. Details draw attention to the top, and will make an inverted triangle's top even more noticeable.

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    Select knits or similar fabrics. Knits flatter because they are slightly form fitting, while still forgiving of flaws. Anything too tight will exaggerate the top half, and showcase the non-existent waist, which is not desirable.

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    Wear shirts with large straps. Anything strapless or with thin straps will draw attention to wide shoulders. Sleeveless tops are flattering if they don't make the shoulders appear more broad with thin straps.

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