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Every ‘Body Shape’ is gorgeous and the Inverted Triangle Body is every bit as beautiful as all the others. I should know – this one is me!
Let me share some famous celebs that have this body shape just to give you an idea: Pink, Alyssa Milano, Renee Zellweger, Elle McPherson, Kate Hudson, Cindy Crawford and Jessica Beil. You should be feeling pretty good by now!
Whilst this article is all about balancing your shape, please keep in mind that many that have this shape like the appearance it projects. It has an athletic look and many women feel comfortable with their broad shoulders. Again, I sit in this category and I am more than happy.
Here are 10 tips to use when shopping for this shape. Particularly if you’re wanting to balance and create, the ‘goddess’ of all silhouette body shapes, the Hour Glass Figure.
Upper body is larger than your lower half
You have broad shoulders and look strong
This shape often gives an athletic or sporty appearance
You’ll have little or no waist
Hips are quite straight
Small bottom or a little on the flat side
Some may say you have a masculine look – I don’t, of course
Usually have great legs – good to know – and is your best asset
Look for clothes that can create fuller hips and thighs and create curves
You can deal with flounce, ruffles, pleats, pockets and flared legs in your pants and jeans
Add interest around the hipline to create a balanced look
Soften your shoulders with soft fabrics and wear jumpers with a fine gauge
3. Create Balance
You can take all kinds of prints, lace, textures and horizontal stripes around the hips
Volume around the waistline
Tops with V-necks or deep scoops help narrow the upper body
You can create interest by layering tops, both with different necklines. Darker colour on top
Anything nipped into the waist with a flare at the hipline is perfect for you. This adds width across your hips and offers fake curves
Tops/Shirts with vertical detailing
Soft sleeves, for example Raglans or dropped shoulder points. Shoulder cut-outs are magic on you
Shirts with no collars
You can take bold colours and prints for both skirts and pants
Fuller Skirts, Ruffles, A-line, Tulip, Bias Cut or Tiered Skirts help with balancing your shape
Pencil Skirts, if well fitted, can give the appearance of having fuller hips
Remember, you have amazing legs so you can play with the length
Here, we’re adding some volume
Wide legs, flared pants are totally flattering on you
Side pockets really help to balance your shoulders
Pants with gathering at the waist and tied – stunning
Boot Cut jeans, slightly flared are fabulous
You can get away with cargo pants, faded wash jeans and cuffed legs
Leggings aren’t pants – NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
7. Coats and Jackets
Follow the rules as for tops
Deep V-necklines, nipped in the waist, flared bottom
Hip pockets to add volume around the hips
Trench Coats and Wrap Styles are great on you
Any dresses that have a flared hemline as for skirts above
Highlight your waist by dresses nipped in around your middle
Belts can define your waist
9. Beach Wear
Classic and daring Styles
Deep V necklines, Thick Straps
Halter Neck is brilliant on you
Bikini Bottoms patterned or embellished
Jumpers with a heavy gauge as it adds bulk across your shoulders
Shoulder pads and strong shoulder detailing
Petite Shoes, Scarves and Clutch Bags
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Reading about your shape is one thing, shopping for it is sometimes altogether different. If you still have questions on your body shape drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 0439088669.
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