Inverted Triangle Body Shape

What about this kind of body shape?
Broad shoulders straight and square, breast  usually abundant (but no more than a D/E cup), little definition between waist and pelvis, absence of buttocks and hips … shortly saying, everything is bigger in the upper half.

Top Alexander Wang, skirt MSGM, bag Marc by Marc Jacobs, shoes Balenciaga. Top Miu Miu, skirt J. W. Anderson, bag Charlotte Olympia, shoes Dries Van Noten.
Top Haider Ackermann, bottom 7 for all Mankind, bag Dolce&Gabbana, shoes Lanvin. Top Michael Kors Collection, bottom 8, bag Dolce&Gabbana, shoes Fausto Puglisi.

How these important shoulders can look smaller? Simply by driving the attention elsewhere and trying to elongate the torso. So absolutely prefer large boat necklines, deep V neck lines, halter necklines, thin straps, single shoulder and yes, even with bare shoulders (ever heard the adagio ”in order  to hide a flaw just highlight it”? in this case it’s true).

Top Giamba, bottom Rich&Royal, bag Fendi, shoes Gucci. Top George J. Love, bottom Scotch&Soda, bag Dolce&Gabbana, shoes Jimmy Choo.
Top Related, skirt 8, bag Dolce&Gabbana, shoes Giuseppe Zanotti. Top Vero Moda Jeans, skirt Jolie by Edward Spiers, bag Michael Kors, shoes Mally.
Top Versace, bottom Just Cavalli, bag and shoes Dolce&Gabbana. Top Jenny Packham, skirt Bruno Cucinelli, bag Rochasm shoes Gucci.
Top Chloé, bottom Stella McCartney, bag Alexander McQueen, shoes Aquazzura. Top Dsquared2, skirt J. W. Anderson, Bag Valentino Garavani, shoes Marni.

About the lower part of the body instead, I suggest wearing culotte or regular cut trousers, bootcut and flares jeans or you can try boyfriend jeans for a baggy and comfortable look; long dresses, wide skirts and very long and vaporous skirts, in order to create length and volume to bring balance between the upper and lower part of the body. Focus especially on belts, choose statement large ones, plain or either bejeweled, because they will create your waistline and try to wear a top, darker than your bottom’s color.  If you like wearing jewelry be minimal, at least choose minimal necklaces and earrings, while you can indulge in larger and statement bracelet and rings.

Dress Oscar de la Renta, shoes Roger Vivier, bag J. W. Anderson. Dress Roberto Cavalli, shoes Tom Ford, bag Elie Saab.
Dress Dolce&Gabbana, shoes Chiara Ferragni. Dress Elie Saab, shoes Dolce&Gabbana. Dress Marc Jacobs, shoes Charlotte Olympia. Dress J. Mendel, shoes Dolce&Gabbana.

Avoid instead anything that can bring attention up to your shoulders like puffy sleeves, batwing, rouches.

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