Male Inverted Triangle Body Shape

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

The male Inverted Triangle Body Shape is a slightly exaggerated form of the trapezoid. It’s defined by wide shoulders and harrow hips and tends to be found in more muscular men.

Typical characteristics of a Male Inverted Triangle Body Shape

  • The shoulders and chest are broad
  • The upper torso is significantly bigger than the lower torso
  • Your shoulder, arm and chest muscles are well developed and bulky
  • The waist and hips are narrow

Male Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Style Aims for a Male Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Balance your lower body to your upper body, by wearing trousers with straight or wide legs. Ensure your shirts, t-shirts and jackets fit well. This shape has a tendency to look top-heavy if not styled with caution. The overall aim here is to balance the proportions out.

You could always look for style ideas from celebrities that share your inverted triangle body shape: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Channing Tatum, Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel, Taylor Lautner.

Don’t forget to consider your vertical body shape as well as other features like age, weight, face shape, neck length, etc…

Suits for a Male Inverted Triangle Body Shape

It is sometimes found to be quite difficult finding suits to fit this body shape as they usually have more muscle on the top half of their body compared to their lower body.

It’s important to balance out the top half of the body with the bottom half so that you look in proportion. This can be done when wearing suits by choosing a suit jacket with minimal shoulder padding as your natural body shape will already emphasize your shoulders. Instead you need to focus on bulking up the lower half of your body. A slightly longer jacket can also help to make your figure look straighter rather than having a ‘V’ shaped torso.

Your next aim is to gain a heavier, bulkier look on your lower body; this can be done by choosing the correct suit trousers. Firstly you should start by trying to find trousers with a pleat and that also have a lot of room in the upper area of them as this will give the impression of bulkier hips. Also if your trousers have a larger cuff this will also help to make your lower body appear bulkier.

For more tips about suiting up for your body shape check out the article below:


Suiting up for your Body Shape – what fits best.


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