Your Inverted Triangle body shape is the body shape category that less than 5% of women fall into.
Simply imagine a cocktail glass as you start broad in the shoulders and you narrow down in the legs.
You will need to create balance by giving the impression of a wider lower part of the body, to make the most of your body shape. And by drawing attention away from the upper body with well fitted styles in a darker colour you will look slimmer.
Inverted Triangle Body Shape Style Recommendations
The style recommendations below will give you a great insight into what styles look great on your Inverted Triangle body shape.
Great Tops For Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Tops are the most important part of your outfit to get right. Your body shape requires that there is ample room in a top in the upper body. A stretchy material as well as a raglan sleeve will allow for this.
A v-neck, low round, cross over, cowl, square neck in a stretchy material are all styles that will look great on your Inverted Triangle body shape.
Tops where the sleeve extends to the neckline (this is called Raglan) will give you more upper body room.
The key with these tops is to try a size smaller than your regular size. If this fits the top will skim your upper body creating instant shaping without being enormous at the waist.
Great Skirts and Dresses for Inverted Triangle Body Shape
The dress dilemma you will find with your Inverted Triangle body shape is that the upper body in the dress is usually very tight and the bottom too wide.
Dresses in stretchy material in a straight shape with high or mid waist definition is the most flattering and will fit your upper body. Pick the size that fits your shoulders and bust nicely.
Straight or slight A-line skirts look great and the stretch in the material will allow for the wider waist area.
Great Pants for Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Most pants and jeans styles look great on your Inverted Triangle shape. Slim, straight, bootleg and wide leg all work for you.
The secret of your outfit looking great is in wearing a rise of the pants of at least 23cm/9” so your stomach is being held in by the waist band and not pouring over the edge like a muffin top.
Great Jackets for Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Jackets give your upper body great slimness as instantly a vertical colour block gets created by the difference between your top and jacket. It makes people’s eyes look up and down and therefor making you look slimmer in your upper body.
The right fit is crucial of course. Due to the width of your upper body, it is best to buy jackets with the correct fit on your shoulders and know that you are most likely not going to do the jacket up.
Use scarfs for warmth instead of squeezing the zipper past your bust and feeling claustrophobic.
Great Underwear for Inverted Triangle Body Shape
Get a really great bra that lifts your heavier bust properly so you create the maximum waist. It is worth going to a specialty store to get properly measured as it will make your outfit so much better.
Stomach shaper underwear and one piece shape wear that hooks under your bra are the best for your Inverted Triangle shape.
Your Top 5 Inverted Triangle Shape Wardrobe Must-Haves
1. A great well fitted and bust lifting bra.
2. Tops you feel great in as this is the hardest part of you to dress.
3. The perfect pants to show off your slim pins.
4. LBD, once you have found the perfect one, you will look a million dollars!
5. A nice longer necklace/pendant to slim down your upper body