1 Clothing inverted triangle

The inverted triangle is characterized by broad shoulders, and smaller waist and hips about the same size.

To balance the look, you can create volume and draw attention to your hips and bottom half, while keeping your top half neutral and simple.

DO

DO TOPS

  • Neutral shoulders
  • Simple straight lines
  • Waist details
  • Dropped waistlines
  • Wrap tops
  • Splits on the waist or hips
  • Flared with fuller hemline
  • Lower pockets
  • Vents in the back
  • Coat with angular lines
  • Long jackets that are straight or gently tapered towards the hemline

DO NECKLINES

  • V-neck (illusion of narrow shoulders)
  • Square neckline

DO BOTTOM

  • Straight-cut jeans
  • Patterns
  • Prints
  • Bold colors
  • Hip pockets
  • Embellishment on your back pockets
  • Big back pockets
  • Double vents
  • Shifts
  • Pleats
  • Baggy trousers
  • Turn ups
  • Combat
  • Palazzo
  • Flares
  • Culottes
  • Wide legs
  • Boyfriend style
  • Distressed jeans
  • Bootcut

DO SKIRTS

  • A-lines
  • Full skirt
  • Tiered skirt
  • Pleats, patterns and other details.
  • Short and flared
  • Long and flowing

DO SHOES

  • Bold footwear
  • Embellishments
  • Patterns
  • Bold colors
  • Wedges
  • Platforms
  • Medium to chunky heel
  • Ankle straps
  • Ankle boots
  • Uggs
  • Cowboy boots

DO ACCESSORIES

  • Chunky, colorful or detailed handbags/shoulder bags that sits on the hips or thighs

DO SWIMWEAR

  • V-neck
  • Square neckline
  • Simple halterneck
  • Hip detail

AVOID

AVOID TOPS

  • Layered tops
  • Details
  • Ruffles
  • Shoulder pads
  • Details and volume on shoulders
  • Puff sleeves
  • Scarves
  • Stiff fabric

AVOID NECKLINES

  • Boat neck
  • Bardot
  • Big straps
  • Halterneck
  • Big shawl collars

AVOID BOTTOM

  • Plain and simple designs
  • Narrowing hemline
  • Pencil skirts
  • Skinny jeans
  • Neutral colors

AVOID ACCESSORIES

  • Clutch bags that sits under the arm
  • Delicate/plain footwear

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