Dressing the TRIANGLE Body Shape

Female figureThe triangle shape, also known as a pear, is characterized by hips that are larger than your shoulder/bust line. The triangle body is larger below the waist than above. Shoulders tend to be narrow and/or slopping with a small to average bust. Triangles tend to gain weight in their hips and buttocks.

This very feminine shape is the most common female body type and the ideal in some circles of society.

Styling Tips

  • Create balance by highlighting your upper half with bold colors, prints and interesting details.  Keep your lower half more muted with solids.
  • Create balance by choosing skirts and dresses that skim over hips and thighs.  Maxi dresses, “fit and flare” and A-line styles are all great options.  In contrast, tight, hip-hugging styles, like pencil and tube skirts, amplify the width of your lower body.
  • Maximize the bust to create balance.

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