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How To Dress An Inverted Triangle

how to dress an inverted triangle

How to dress an inverted triangle. Next up on our body shape series is the inverted triangle shape, or “the Martini glass,” as I like to call it. How to tell if you are an inverted triangle? You’ll find that you have broader shoulders, a smaller waist and narrow hips. You will be looking for clothes that give you more curves to your hips, while accentuating a beautiful waist.
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HOW TO DRESS AN INVERTED TRIANGLE

Tops. The idea here is show off your decolletage without accentuating your shoulder width. This means that you want to look for narrow scoop and v-necks, as well as pieces that nip in at your waist. Structured, single-breasted jackets will always look great, but rather than reaching for big prints (although vertical stripes will be great), stick with simple solids and leave the bold patterns for the lower half of your body. Wearing your jacket open will also help give you a long lean line. Tops with a flare or hip pockets will also look great on you.  Most of all, when picking sweaters, look for soft fabrics to give you a lovely feminine shape.

Dresses/skirts. This is where you really get to have fun and show off your style. Since you are trying to create some volume, look for great prints, a-line shapes and even pleating. Always wanted to wear a full ballerina style skirt? Well, here’s your chance.

Pants. While whiskering at the hips is most certainly not for everyone, you can definitely pull it off.  A great cargo pant, back flap pockets and wide legs, will give your body the perfect amount of curves.

Accessories. Look for a larger handbag or shoulder bag, as it will draw visual attention to your hips. Hint, this could be the perfect excuse to buy a new bag. Keep necklaces simple, for example delicate chains will look best. Arm candy and statement cocktail rings are your go to.

Shoes. Your shoe mantra is: bold, colour and anything eye-catching.

how to dress an inverted triangle

Of course, everyone is different, so please remember that these are just guidelines for an inverted triangle and most of us are somewhere between two different body types. So keep these tips in mind, but don’t be afraid to try on anything that catches your eye, because all it might mean is a quick trip to the tailor for what will become your signature piece!

What are some of your tips on dressing an inverted triangle?

Here are some of my favourites:

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15 Comments

  1. Fantastic sets! I have been drooling over Michael Kors bags lately. May have to eventually give in and get one 😛

    Kristine
    http://www.pugglewearsprada.blogspot.com

    1. You definitely need one! I have several and they just stay in style!
      xo

  2. I found your sets very flattering for inverted triangles, great job Caroline!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    1. Thanks so much, i always love when you stop by!
      xo

  3. Love your collages and that you used a natural background.
    x Nina

    1. Awe thank so much. I love putting them together.
      xo

  4. I am dying over that top in your third set! Would you happen to know where it’s from?

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

    1. I do!!! I just added it to the bottom of my post and it’s also under the shop menu on the site. (It’s from Whistles – last time I checked it was available).
      xo

  5. Lots of great pieces, the sparkly skirt in particular 🙂 A little shimmer is great!

    http://kjandersen.org/

    1. I agree! Shimmer is always fun.
      xo

  6. Monique@The Urban Mum

    Love the glittery skirt and little flat pointy shoes…I have broad (ish) shoulders and actually tend to wear strappy tops that accentuate them – if I am feeling tanned and toned. Otherwise absolutely go down the sticking to solid colours for jackets etc. x

    1. I love that. I agree, if you love a body part then absolutely show it off, who care if it breaks some stupid rule!
      xo

  7. I think michael kors bags are very stylish!
    flò

    http://lafloppola.blogspot.it

    1. Agreed!!! thank you.
      xo

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