Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dressing For Your Body Shape: Inverted Triangle

It's been on my mind for some time now to do a series of posts showcasing the best styles for your body type. We all want to look our best, but it can be confusing at times when you're not sure if a certain style or silhouette suits you or not. Hopefully these posts will help. Though these posts will mainly showcase South Asian fashion for your body type, I've included information below the images for Western Fashion that will suit you as well!

Today I'll be discussing the body shape of inverted triangle. 

Definition: An inverted triangle body shape has a proportionally larger upper body, compared to their lower body. You have broad shoulders, a big bust and a wide back. Your hips are slim and your bottom tends to be a bit more flat. You tend to gain weight in your belly and upper body. Lastly, you have gorgeous shapely legs!

Tips to dressing: You want to balance your upper body to your lower body to create an hour glass effect. The best clothes for you are those that add a curve to your hips and bottom while at the same time defining your waist. You can play with skirt lengths (because of your gorgeous legs), but not too short or you'll add to a top-heavy look. 

The sharara with a tailored top:

A floor length a-line anarkali with a high-waist:

Voluminous high-waisted suit:

For saris, I recommend having a halter top style blouse made, or something simple with a v-neck or a low scoop neckline.

Blouse types that will suit you: Narrow V-Neck, shirts nipped or banded just above the waist, wrap style tops, tailored jackets, and dark coloured tops. 

Bottoms: Boot cut or wide leg trousers, and full or A-line skirts.

Swimsuits: Halter top, bottoms with ruffles, side ties or embellishments, and one piece suits with cut outs. 

Hope this helps! Let me know your thoughts and if you have any styling questions in the comment box below!


  1. Great idea for a series of posts! I've had a few people asking me for advice on how to dress an extreme pear body shape, so I look forward to seeing your guide for that one :)