Inverted Triangle
ShapedStyle Tips for Your Body Shape


If you have an inverted triangle shape, you tend to have shoulders that are wider than your hips, along with an athletic build. You often have plenty of choices for women's clothing, since many styles suit this body shape.

Given the breadth of your shoulders, the main idea for those with an inverted triangle shape is to draw attention from your top half to you slimmer lower body and legs. You can do this using certain pattern or colour combinations, or by wearing clothes that accentuate your bottom.



Go for items that lighten or slim down your upper half and minimize your broad shoulders, but without erasing your curves and bust.

  • V-necks and other open necklines
  • Strapless or asymmetric tops
  • Empire-waist tops
  • Large belts
  • Shoulder pads or capped sleeves
  • Small prints and horizontal stripes
  • Embellishment around shoulders and bust


Aim to create more curves and fullness to achieve the perfect balance to your more rounded upper half.

  • Relax-fit pants with heavy pockets and embellishments
  • A-line skirt or skirts that flare out
  • Boot cut jeans
  • Skinny jeans
  • Pencil skirts


When it comes to shoes, women with an inverted pyramid shape can go in either direction.

  • Delicate and slim heels
  • Stilettos
  • Brightly colored heels
  • Platforms
  • Strappy shoes


  • Two-pieces with slightly low-cut necklines and/or wide set straps that even out your shoulders are flattering

  • Avoid tiny bottoms and find styles with designs that accent the lower body e.g. low-rise or boycut bottoms

  • Look for swimsuits with bust support

  • Play up your figure by pairing a solid color top with a printer bottom to visually even out your body


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