Inverted Triangle

The inverted triangle body type is characterized by broad shoulders and bust that gradually narrow as you move to the waist and hips. Often with very little definition in the waistline.

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Widest Area

Shoulders and Bust

Goal

Define the waist by adding volume and interest in the hips and legs.

R

Focus On

Bringing volume to the hips and keeping the upper body more simplified.

Q

Avoid

Adding bulk, volume and fabric with busy patterns to the upper half.

Tips & Tricks

Use this body type fashion guide to find the best clothing options for your specific body type. You should always pay attention to:

Color & Texture

Focus on bright colors, embellishments, and pattern for the hips and legs. Use this as an opportunity to play with a variety of colors, texture and patterns that excite and inspire you. Limit how much black you pick out. Get outside of your comfort zone. You might surprise yourself.

Layers

Layer on your lower body. Don’t be afraid to layer items. This might mean picking out clothing items that add movement – a wrap skirt added over top of a body suit or a jacket/sweater that can hang off the shoulders, for example. Items that can be easily added to a look make it more versatile.

Lines

Avoid horizontal lines on the upper half. Lines in clothing (not necessarily pattern) will draw our eye to where we want the focus to be. Likewise, lines in the wrong placement can work against us. No matter what body type you are, the goal is ALWAYS to create a visual waistline while balancing out the shoulders and hips.

Balance

As with any body type, we want to balance out the volume and define the waistline. The INVERTED TRIANGLE body type’s widest area is the shoulders and bust, which is what creates the upside down or inverted triangular silhouette.

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Do add volume to the hips and legs

Create visual volume in the hips and leg area with extra fabric as well as busier patterns and bright colors.

E

Don't add volume to the shoulders

The shoulders will visually be the widest part of the body. Don’t add more clothing volume or draw attention to this area with busy patterns and colors.

Shopping

More is More

When we build your 5 outfits for the shoot, we need options to work with and build those looks. Bring MORE than just 5 outfits. If you try something on and it makes you feel good, throw it in your bag!

(This also does not mean bring your entire closet. Use your best judgement)

variety

We want to capture as much variety as possible in these 5 looks. Think about color, texture, layers, accessories, etc. We know that everyone gravitates toward black but throwing a little color into the mix can be a game changer!

Not sure what colors looks best on you? Take a quiz and then use the color pallette.

 

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Extra, Extra!

Bring plenty of extra undergarment sets to your session. We can’t stress this enough! Again, thinking of color and texture when doing so. This will give us the potential to expand your looks and add variety very easily. Often times, in ways you may not have anticipated when you packed your bag.

Tops & Outerwear
Deep V, Asymmetrical or Scoop Necklines
Jackets that extend below the hips

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The halter top and deep V neckline draw the eye to the waist and elongate the torso. The full coverage of the shorts combined with the fringe detail draw the attention to the hips and waist, which creates balance in the shape of the figure.

Shop Tops & Outerwear

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

 

Do Your Own Search

Here are some keywords/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Deep V Bodysuit

Asymmetrical Tops for Women

Womens Jacket

Wraps for Women

Simple Blouses for Women

Lingerie
Deep V Necklines
Flowy Fabric on the Bottom Half

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The halter top and V neckline draw the eye to the waist and elongate the torso. The flowy fabric on the bottom adds more volume to the bottom half to help balance out the upper body.

Shop Lingerie

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

 

Do Your Own Search

Here are some keywords/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Deep V Bodysuit

Flowy Lingerie

Strappy Lingerie

Dresses, Skirts, & Robes
Flare out from the waist
Belted dresses (add a belt if needed)

What’s Working in this Look?

The minimal use of fabric in the upper body (the bra) allows your eye to focus where we have strategically placed all of the fabric; the flowing skirt. The skirt has a defined waistline followed by lots of flowy fabric, which creates balance with the upper body.

Shop Dresses, Skirts, & Robes

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

 

Do Your Own Search

Here are some keywords/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Flare Out Skirt for Women

Flowy Skirt for Women Sexy

Stylish Wide-Leg Pants for Women

Pants
Wide legged, flared or palazzo pants
Boyfriend Jeans

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The halter style stop with deep V neckline elongates the torso and draws the eye to the lower body. The pants are fitted around the waist and flare out with wide legs to add volume to the lower body, which creates balance.

 

 

Shop Pants

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

Do Your Own Search

Here are some keywords/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Wide Legged Pants for Women

Boyfriend Jeans for Women

Need More Help?

Could you benefit from more one-on-one help from a fashion expert?

You're in luck! Our amazing CRAVE Fashion Coach, Liz Garcia, offers various services for those who need a little more hand-holding. From private consultations to shopping lists curated for you, right down to doing the shopping for you, she is incredibly talented and our clients LOVE her. You will too!

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