If you’re busty with broad shoulders and slim hips, you likely have an inverted triangle body shape. That means you’ve got gorgeous gams and some enviable curves. The best dresses for your figure will help you flaunt your favorite assets; we’ve got the lowdown on the most flattering frocks for your shape!
Scroll on for tips on the best dresses for inverted triangle shapes.
Choose A Shape That Defines Your Waist
As an inverted triangle, your waist may not be clearly defined. To balance your figure, gravitate toward dresses that cinch in at the waist. A-line and fit-and-flare dresses do a great job of creating a defined waistline. If you want to rock breezy shift or trapeze-style dresses, consider adding a skinny belt at the smallest part of your waist.
Stylist Tip: When it gets chilly after sunset, layer a cropped cardigan or jacket over your favorite dress. It should hit right around your navel to highlight the smallest part of your waist.
Volumize Your Bottom Half with Prints and Details
Ready to add a little va-va-voom to your lower half? Unique detailing can help balance the broader shoulders of an inverted triangle. Look for dresses with embellishments, such as a skirt festooned with pleats, ruffles, or even sequins. A two-fer dress—one that features a solid-colored top and a printed bottom—is also an excellent option. Go for a large print, as it will create the illusion of a fuller bottom half.
Flatter Your Shoulders with Open Necklines
Scoop and v-necks are universal winners; they help create a vertical eyeline and draw attention up to your beautiful face. Halter necklines can also show off your shoulders in a flattering way. Layer a duster cardigan over your favorite halter dress if it gets crisp or you hit heavy A/C. Avoid boat necks and cap sleeves, as they can add width to your shoulders.
Stylist Tip: If a plunging neckline feels too bare, consider layering with a cami in a contrasting color for a little extra coverage.
Stripes Elongate Your Figure
Yes, your mother was right—vertical stripes do make you look more streamlined! They pull attention up and down, rather than side to side. Shake up your look by trying a dress with diagonal stripes, which both emphasize curves and elongate your silhouette. To keep the long and lean vibe going, add nude, pointed-toe heels to your ensemble. They’ll give you legs for days!
Stylist Tip: If you swoon over preppy horizontal stripes, seek out a dress that features a striped skirt and a solid-colored top.
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