The triangle body type is the second most common body type. This body type has a very narrow waist where there is 9-11 inch difference between the waist and hips . Let’s explore the triangle body type:
DISCOVER THE TRIANGLE BODY TYPE
The triangle body type has the most definition between the waist and hips than any other body type. On a triangle body type the shoulders are smaller than the hips. Triangles are similar in bust size to the hips and may have long torsos. Triangles are also known as pear shape & bigger on bottom.
To determine if you have a triangle body type, check out my video How to Discover your body type in less than 5 minutes (coming soon).
If you are a triangle the goal is to create balance by drawing the eye upward and filling out the shoulders. A variation of the triangle is the slight triangle, you look like an hourglass but the measurements show you as a triangle. My best advice is to shop your shape and dress for your body type based on the measurements.
Here are some do’s & don’ts:
- wear tops or jackets with detail or heavier fabrics
- wear dark colors on bottom & light colors on top
- wear bootcut or flare leg bottoms to balance hips
- Use boat necks to extend shoulder line
- wear tops and shirts that hit directly at the waistband
- wear pleating or gathering at waistband
- avoid side pockets
TRIANGLE BODY TYPE STYLE ICONS
Other celebrities to follow:
- Mischa Barton
- Jennifer Lopez
- Jennifer Love Hewitt
- Kelly Clarkson
- Kim Kardashian
Triangle Body Type Wardrobe Must Haves
The wardrobe of an inverted triangle needs to be deliberate and well thought out. I’m sharing what you should have in your wardrobe or need to add. Let’s start from the top and work toward the bottom.
- Bateau neck
- Scoop neck
- Strapless tops or dresses
- Square neckline
- Tops with pockets on bust
- Cap Sleeves
- A-line skirt
- Panel style skirt
- Straight leg pant
- Flat front pant
- Bootcut or flare pant
I’ve created an easy way for you to shop your type right here on site. Check out my current picks for the triangle wardrobe.