Triangle

The triangle body type is characterized by large hips that are wider than the bust and shoulders. Weight tends to carry in the hips, thighs, and butt.

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Widest Area

Hips and thighs are wider than the bust and shoulders.

Goal

Create shape, volume and interest in the upper body

R

Focus On

Bright colors and bold prints on top as well as tops with volume – puffy sleeves and ruffles, etc.

Q

Avoid

Pants or skirts with horizontal lines and incredibly tight tops. This will highlight the imbalance between the top and bottom halves of the body.

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 and pattern up top and neutrals on the lower half. 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 up top to add more volume. Don’t be afraid to layer items. This might mean picking out clothing items that add movement – a kimono/robe, oversized scarf, or cape if you’re into costume wear. Items that can be easily added to a look make it more versatile.

Lines

Avoid horizontal lines on the lower half. Lines in clothing (not pattern) will draw our eye to where we want the focus to be. Likewise, lines in the wrong placement can work against us. 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 TRIANGLE body type’s widest area is the hips, butt and waist, which is what creates the triangular silhouette.

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Do add volume to the shoulders and bust

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

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Don't add volume to the waist, hips and butt

The lower body is visually the larger area. 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 outfits for the shoot, we need options to work with and build those looks. Bring MORE than what you think you need. 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.

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Tops & Lingerie
Details in Sleeves – Puffs, Ruffles, Lace, Embellishments, etc
Round, Scoop, or Boat Necklines
Bold Colors and Patterns
Jackets and blazers should fall below or above the hips, never on them.

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The wide scoop neckline as well as the embellishment in the sleeve detail is drawing your eye to the upper body and elongating the shoulder line. The fishnets are skin tight. So, while they have detail and interest they aren’t adding extra volume to this look.

Shop Tops & 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.

Shoulder Pad Shirts

Deep V Neck Body Suit

Side Wrap Sweater

Cap Sleeve Tops for Women

Flutter Sleeve Tops for Women

Ruffle Sleeve Bodysuit

Cap Sleeve Lingerie

Fishnet Bodysuit

Lingerie

Dresses, Skirts, & Robes
Straight Cut or Pencil Skirts (not too tight)
A-Line with Emphasis on the Waist

What’s Working in this Look?

The differentiation of the ruching detail. The top ruching vertically draws your eye to the waistline. The long sleeves add volume to the upper body, which creates balance. The high, tight waistline give definition to the waist, where you want definition to be. The skirt of the dress is also form fitting, which is great because we don’t want to add volume there. 

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.

Kimono

Cardigan

A Line Skirt

Straight Skirt

Ruffle Sleeve Dress

Ruffle Sleeve Dress Sexy

Pants
Simple – No Detail, Busy Pattern, Embellishments, Pockets, etc
Straight Cut/Fitted

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The simplistic leggings are form fitting, which is counter balanced by the embellished top. The belt around the upper waist defines the waistline. The deep neckline is elongating the body.

 

 

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.

Straight Cut Trousers Women

Fitted Trousers 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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