Female Inverted Triangle Body Shape

July 31, 2017 by John Quinn - Product Owner - mPort

The Inverted Triangle Body Shape is the most athletic looking silhouette, and is defined by broad shoulders, chest and back, with a narrower lower body.

Typical characteristics of an Inverted Triangle Body Shape

  • You have a proportionally larger upper body
  • Your hips are slim and your bottom may have a tendency towards the flat side
  • You have broad shoulders, and ample bust and a wide back
  • Your waist is subtle and you have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body
  • Your beautiful, shapely legs are your best asset

Female inverted triangle body shape

Style Aims

To draw attention to the bottom half of the figure and create the illusion of an hourglass shape women with this figure could wear plain and dark colours on top and be creative on the bottom half to draw attention on the slimmer part of their figure. You can also wear flared dresses and skirts to create the hourglass illusion. Wearing a V-neckline will help slim the bust. Wear flowing fabrics like chiffon which will help create curves. Look for clothes that will give the illusion of a bigger hip to balance the body. Avoid wearing any clothing which has shoulder pads as that will just make you more top heavy.

You could always look for style ideas from celebrities that share your inverted triangle body shape: Reneé Zellweger, Naomi Campbell, Teri Hatcher, Demi Moore, Giselle Bundchen, Lily Donaldson, Cindy Crawford.

More Detailed Style Advice

For more in depth guidelines about your Inverted Triangle Body Shape check out these great articles. They have tips and advice on how to flatter your Inverted Triangle Body Shape, and point out some garments or styles you’ll want to avoid. Just click on the logo to read more.


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