Happy Friday welcome to the 3rd Figure Flattering Friday! This post we're going to discuss the inverted 🔻 triangle body type also known as the swimmer body type. The inverted triangle body type has shoulders that are larger than the waist and bottom. This shape is known for broad shoulders, small bottom, and great legs. The top part of your body is larger that your bottom part and you usually wear a bigger size on top.
Women with the inverted triangle body type may not have a very defined waist, and may tend to gain weight around the midsection. Straight clothing lines look very natural on this silhouette. Steer away from a lot of jewelry or big puffy sleeves and collars, as these features will just add unnecessary bulk to your top. A wide belt can accentuate the waist and be very flattering. Belted dresses and long jackets work well with this body shape as well.
Celebrities with this body shape include Demi Moore, Rene Zellweger, Naomi Campbell and Teri Hatcher, so you’re in good company.
You will also see plenty of professional swimmers who have this body shape as they develop strong shoulders.
How to draw attention away from broad shoulders:
- Long Sleeve Tops
- Vertical Stripes (elongate & slim)
- Tops that are loose in the waist
- Long tops that go beyond the hips & crotch (sliming effect)
- Palazzo Pants (hides where the hips actually are)
- Maxi Skirts
- Wide Belts that sit on your hips
- High heels that elongate your legs
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