How To Dress The Triangle (Pear) Shaped Body
How Do I Know If I Have A Triangle Silhouette?
- You have shoulders that are at least 2" smaller than your hips (or thighs)
- Your waist is approximately 8 to 12" smaller than your hips
- You typically wear smaller sizes on the top and larger sizes on the bottom
- You have an average to small bust
*Fun fact: most triangles think that they are an hourglass. I had to break the news to my mom that she's actually a triangle and not an hourglass. At first it didn't go over well; it actually became a debate. But she couldn't deny the facts :).
- Wear tops in bright colors, prints, and horizontal stripes.
- Try wide necklines, such as scoop neck and boat neck, to broaden the shoulders. You can also try necklines that emphasizes the bust like the sweetheart neckline.
- The fit of your shirt or dress should be made to highlight your waist.
- Nothing should hit you at the widest part of your hips. All tops and jackets should hit above or below.
- Avoid details and embellishments on your hips and butt.
- With bottoms, go for darker colors in fits that are straight leg, bootcut, or flared.
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Clothes To Avoid
- Low rise jeans
- Printed pants
- Light or bright colored pants
- Flap pockets
- Bootcut jeans (dark wash)
- A-line skirt/dress
- Light colored square neck top
- Structured jackets and blazers