triangle body shape

How To Dress If You Have a Triangle Body Shape

21 January, 2020

In the last few posts, we’ve been talking about each kind of body shape, how to dress to flatter your figure and choosing items that you’ll love and wear for a long time. As you will see, looking and feeling confident in your clothes does not require a perfect body! Take it from our Personal Shoppers, with a few tips and tricks anyone can look amazing.

If you identify with a triangle body shape, these simple guidelines created by our expert stylists will help you find garments that fit correctly and will build a basis for a whole new wardrobe that you’re sure to love.

What is a triangle body type?

Women with this type of body have fuller hips in proportion to the upper body, it’s also known as “pear” shape. Don’t miss these fantastic tips on how you can make your Triangle/Pear body work for you.

Characteristics:

  • Wide hips
  • Narrow shoulders
  • Small waist
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    Dos and Don’ts for the triangle shape

     

    DONT DO
    Garments that accentuate the lower body Balance out the silhouette by drawing the eye to your upper half.
    Leggings, tights Choose pieces that add volume to the upper body and enhance the shoulders
    Define your waist or hips too much. Try wearing eye-catching prints and details on top.

     

    What to wear if you have a triangle body shape

    Now let’s dive into the specifics with some suggestions and guidelines about the best essential garments that will complement your triangle figure.

    Tops

    The objective is to balance out the silhouette by adding volume to your top half.

  • Boat necklines, round or heart → add volume to your shoulders.
  • Blouses or shirts with decorations on the shoulders, (like frills for example).
  • A blazer with shoulder pads.
  • Tops and jackets with prints.
  • Jackets and blazers should fall below the hip or above, never on them as it draws the eye to that area.
  • In general, garments with prints on the top half, embroidery, lace, in light or bold colours.
     

    Trousers

    Go for basic, plain garments, no frills, pockets, decorations or details.

  • Straight cut or fitted trousers are best
  • Jeans and trousers of medium or high-rise that define the waist
  • Low-rise jeans will make your hips look wider
  • It’s best to avoid skinny jeans leggings.
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    Dresses

    Go for strapless, off the shoulder, tied or cross front dresses. Also try those with bows or decorations on top and with a straight cut on the bottom half. The idea is to draw the eye upward to your torso with volume around the chest or shoulders; this is why dresses that define the waist and have an A-line shape or flow from the hip work well. Avoid wearing anything that is tight and sticks to your hips
     

     

    Skirts

    Straight cut, including pencil skirts as long as they are not tight.

  • A well-structured A-line skirt that emphasizes your waist
  • Steer clear of mermaid skirts, ruffles or frills around the waist and hips
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