How to choose the right clothing for the reverse triangle body type

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In fashion, there is a diversity of garments with different shapes, colors, textiles, and styles, among others. The same happens with bodies. No body is identical to another, making each person special and unique. Each figure has its very particular characteristics that determine what kind of physique each person has.


It’s very important to know our body, as well as to know what pieces favor and stylize our figure until we get the most out of it. Only in this way will we know what to wear and what not to wear.

Now, if your shoulders are wider than your hips, then your body is inverted triangle shaped or also known as a V-shaped body. If you still have doubts about how to dress correctly for this type of figure, you came to the right place! Because today we will tell you how to choose the right clothes for you, always looking to feel comfortable, as well as beautiful and without leaving aside the confidence that what we wear should give us.


What is an inverted triangle body like?


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This body type is characterized by shoulders being wider than hips. This shape highlights the chest and shoulders in front of the much narrower waist and hips. But for more precision, you can resort to the 5 cm rule that invites us to measure shoulder to shoulder in front and behind, then bust around the nipple.


The next step is to measure the waist above the navel and the same three centimeters lower than is where the belly is.


Finally, you measure the hip and with all these numbers written down, you must verify how many cm there is difference between each of the measurements. The one that is 5 cm or more than the rest, is the one that will give you the type of body.


In this case, if the shoulder’s measurement is five centimeters or more, then you have an inverse triangle shape or a V shape.


How to dress with an inverted triangle body?


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First, don’t think it’s complicated, because it isn’t. You just have to pay close attention to the clothes that flatter the silhouette. The good news is that winter is just around the corner and it couldn’t fall more perfect. Take note of these looks!


Corporate Outfit


An advantage is the V-necklines because they refine and stylize the upper part of the body. So you can choose a shirt of this type and pair it with straight pants. And with this mix, you will achieve a visually slimmer silhouette.


However, if your style is more creative, you can choose culottes, because they create an illusion in the hips and legs, also compensate for the wide-body part.


Dinner Outfit


An interesting option is light trench coats and coats, especially in neutral colors. This greatly favors inverted triangle bodies. If you wear deep and marked necklines, even more perfect. So I recommend a gabardine style dress with accessories.


However, you can also choose a more formal dress and combine it with a camel or beige coat.


Date Outfit


For the inverted triangle body type, choose a sweater with a V-neckline and stilettos to style. You can choose any color. Another option is to go for a shirt dress with heels or wedge heel or a wedge sole.


What kind of clothes does a woman with wide back wear?


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This could be considered the million-dollar question, right? 


Above all, we know that this generates a general discomfort in many people, and they may feel that they do not have many options when dressing. All because they have a wide back that stands out from the rest of the body.


Still, it is very important not to hide them, but to find how to highlight other parts of the body that are more beneficial. Generally, this figure is of very athletic or swimming women. Among some celebrities who have this silhouette are Demi Moore, Jessica Biel, or Princess Charlene of Monaco and if they look spectacular, you too.


Shirts and blouses.


Choose the upper parts of your body with asymmetrical cuts and a V-neck, so that the gaze is directed downwards. I mean, forget about round collars.


You can choose shirts with discreet sleeves. Wearing sleeves that are too bulky can emphasize the width of the area. I recommend using shirts made of thin and light materials, long sleeves, three-quarters. If you choose tank tops, make sure they are asymmetrical or have thick straps.


Straight jackets.


Fitted, straight cut, and the single row of buttons, that’s what your jackets should be like from now on. Avoid lapels and shoulder pads, as they will add volume to your back. Choose rounded lines to hide stiffness. The blazers to the hips and not to the waist.   




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As for the dresses, they should have volume at the bottom, in addition to dresses with asymmetric cuts or one-shoulder sleeves. Drapes in the fitted top and bottom are the sure choice for creating the illusion of a silhouette.


Pants and skirts.


Consider flared pants at the waist to accentuate curves. Always choose pants with back seams or side pockets for visual balance. I also recommend that you wear light-colored pants. As for the skirts, always pleated or with volume. You can also go for ruffled skirts that are above the knee-length.


Prints and accessories. 


Always keep the rule of dark on top and light on the bottom. Stay away as much as you can from overly flashy or patterned colors above. Choose subtle or neutral tones. It is also recommended that you carry recharged only at the bottom.


What is the ideal swimsuit for a wide back?


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For women with a V shape, the ideal is always to use dark colors above and light below, so the bold design should always go at the bottom, to widen the hips and balance with the top.


You can choose a halter or triangle neckline with straps tied around the neck.


Avoid strapless bathing suits or bikinis because they make your back look wider.


Did you know this information?


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Now that you know, how will you put it into practice? In addition to what I already told you, from Fashion Trends, we want to share some yes and no for this type of figure.


For example: Say yes to what marks your waist, light colors at the bottom, thick fabrics, and volume with curves. While say no to wearing garments that increase the size of the shoulders. Angelina Jolie makes it work, you can do it too.


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