Body Shape Guide

Inverted Pyramid Body Shape

How to Build Your Capsule Wardrobe

The Inverted Pyramid body shape is the third instalment in the Body Shape series.  To find out if you’re an inverted pyramid body shape – check the Body Shape Guide.

Top Tips for Inverted Pyramid Body Shapes

  1. Look for asymmetrical tops or angular graphic patterns that give some shame to your torso.
  2. Avoid shapeless clothes (e.g. kaftans) and anything that will emphasise your shoulders (shoulder pads, boat or scooped necklines etc).

An ideal Inverted Pyramid Body Shape wardrobe capsule collection would include the following pieces:

Flared skirts: the shape of this skirt will create the illusion of more shapely hips.  If you have a slight tummy choose a style that has a reinforced panel at the front and invest in some quality foundation garments.

Skinny Jeans:  they were literally made for your shape. Look for denim patterns that have lighter patches around the hips and on the front of the thigh to create the illusion of curves.

Colour Block Dress: because the angles will counteract your body’s angles and create shape.

A Wrap Top: the angles created by the fabric overlap across the body creates a feminine waist.

Slim leg slacks: your slender legs will look fantastic in these.  Go for a cropped leg that finishes just above the ankle and pair it with loafers or brogues for a fashion forward look.

Collar free suit jacket: try to find one with a round neck and minimal shoulder pads.

A draped dress: a defined waist with draping around the bust and hips to create feminine curves.

Delicate heels: a round or almond toe. Avoid pointed toes because they will emphasise your narrow hips, which in turn will highlight your shoulders.

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