DRESSING FOR YOUR BODY TYPE 

V - TRIANGLE

Your bust is broader than your hips (min 5%) , you have wide shoulders, flat hips. Your hips and waist are narrower; little to no waist definition. The inverted triangle is the most athletic looking body type.

Our goal to enhance the lower half of your body while minimizing the top.

Below you can find some basic recommendations that you can follow in order to balance your silhouette and enhance your look. 
 

Necklines : Slim, narrow and deep necklines to reduce to width of upper half such as V, U, scoop, asymmetric and halter necks; no collars . Avoid wide and low necklines. 

V Neckline
Scoop Neckline
Halter Neckline
Asymmetric Neckline
Jewel Neckline

Sleeves : Short, tight, fitted sleeves to balance your shoulders or long, loose, soft, flared sleeves such as raglan, kimono, dolman sleeves to add volume around your hips; wide straps, drop or raglan shoulders, shoulder slits and cut outs. Avoid details around the shoulder like shoulder pads, puff sleeves, wide scarfs, thin straps

Raglan Sleeves
Layered Sleeves
Batwing Sleeves
Cowl Sleeves
Shirt Sleeves

Shirts : Minimalist look; dark shades; extend past the hip line, flares from waist to hip like wrap to emphasize the waist such as peplum, wrap or trapeze styles; soft draping fabric; no horizontal lines; pockets, collars or any details. Avoid cropped tops, chunky knits, spaghetti straps or strapless style, high collars, bright colours.

Fitted Shirts
Fitted Wrap Shirts
Peplum Style  Shirts
Trapeze Shirts
Swing Shirts

Jackets : Fitted through waist, below the hip hemline; single breasted; small collars; classic straight cut or flare out at waist; nipped or belted jackets; pockets below the waist, no lapels, shoulder pads or any details.

Cutaway Jackets
Peplum Style Jackets
Norfolk Style Jacket
Waterfall Jacket
Single Breasted Jacket

Coats : To add volume around hip area, coats should flare at the hip line. Belted or nipped coats, trenches; no pockets, lapels, shoulder pads, big collars, epaulets or any details around shoulders. 

Single Breasted Trench Coat
Single Breasted Princess Coat
Single Breasted Belted Coat
Cacoon Coat
Cape Coat

Skirts : Fuller skirts with flares from the hips; crisp fabrics with pleats and gathers to add volume to hips; A-Line, full, peplum, box pleated, tulip and layered style flowing skirts ; vibrant colours; pleats, panels, horizontal stripes or other patterns; any hemlines. Avoid tight fitted skirts like pencil skirts.

Full Skirt
Peplum Skirt
Box Pleated Skirt
Tulip Style Skirt
Layered Skirt

Dresses : To add volume to hip area look for flares from the waist, shift dresses, nipped and belted styles; flat and flare styles; halter style with thick straps or peplum style dresses, details at the lower part of the dress. Avoid body hugging dresses, details around the shoulder and neck area.

Fit and flare Dress
Shirt Dress
Peplum Style Dress
Princess Seams Dress
Tulip Style Dress

Pants & Jeans : Flared, baggy, wide leg pants; combat, harem, sailor, palazzo styles; wide leg or flared style jeans; boyfriend cuts; patterns, ruffles, pockets like details at the bottom to make your hips look broader. Avoid skinny jeans; simple straight styles and dark colour.

Boot Cut Pants
Flared Leg Pants
Tapered Pants
Formal Trousers
Classic Trousers

Fabrics : To balance the wider shoulders, use thick fabrics such as tweed, canvas, gabardine, velvet and cord for your lower half of your body. Use light weighted, soft, flowy fabrics for your tops.

Accessories : To add more volume around your lower body, you can choose platforms. wedges, heels with bold colours, patterns and embellishments, ankle straps, ankle length boots such as cowboy boots.

To draw attention to your lower half of your body, use bags with long straps that sits on your hip area. Choose chunky, detailed, coloured ones. Cross body bags, satchel bags and hobo bags are good options, avoid clutches and short shoulder bags.

Avoid too much volume when you choose your scarfs. Neck ties, short, plain, light weighted scarfs with solid colours that fall straight down to your neck can be used. You can use thick belts to define your waist.

Long pendant necklaces, big rings and bracelets to draw attention away from your shoulders are recommended. Avoid big earrings and chunky necklaces that are close to your neck and shoulders.

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Dressing Guide For Teardrop Body Type
Dressing Guide For Rectangle Body Type
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