28 May Dressing for an Inverted Triangle Shape-The Patti
You all know I collaborated with Karina Dresses and was given this fantastic coral floral dress in the “Patti” style. The square styled neckline and pencil skirt bottom works for my inverted triangle shape. Yes, I am an ice cream cone!
I am sure most of you know by now, in fashion, there are certain shapes that we as women are said to have. We all know the “pear”, slightly more rounded on the bottom, narrower on the top, the “apple”, the “hourglass” the shapely, smaller waisted, with a larger bust and hip. The “rectangle” and me, the “inverted triangle”. This is someone that has broader shoulders and is narrow from the hips down. My waist is small as well, part of the inverted triangle. Seems like I am a piece of cheese on it’s tip, an ice cream cone, or any other inverted triangle shape you can think of.
Nevertheless, I sometimes think I am hourglass or inverted triangle, as my waist is about 10 inches smaller than my hips. However, the dresses that I chose for Karina were based on the inverted triangle. The key here is to not accent the shoulders but rather the small of the waist, or the bustline. There are certain styles that do that. I wore the Audrey,as it drew attention to the waist and bust, the Patti, as seen here, and the Ruby, a dress that was a faux wrap concentrating on the small waist and hips. I also find that wearing boatneck or crew neck tops to emphasize the shoulders, so I favor, v-neck, cowl neck and other styles.
Here are the Karina Dresses Shape Definitions* Courtesy of Karina.com
TRIANGLE ~ fuller hips, smaller top
RECTANGLE ~ hips, bust and waist are similar size ~
OVAL ~ waist and bust are same size with smaller hips ~
HOURGLASS ~ curvaceous, full hips and bust ~
Here are some of the Karina dresses that are great and recommended for the Inverted triangle
I wanted to pair this with a new pair of J Crew Persimmon bow flats. They called it “persimmon” I just call it a very bright orange! I am a sucker for pointed flats with bows, and you can see another pair of these I have in “clay”. I have a tendency to buy more of the same item in different colors if I really like it. The dress has navy, coral, rust, in the flowers with the coral-orange being the presiding color. The shape is reminiscent of many of Joan’s dresses on Mad Men, the 60s era. A basic pencil dress with a square neckline in the back. It was quite hot this day, mid 90s, so the polyester of the fabric just caused the wonderfully elegant beads of sweat to form just sitting at our table waiting to order. I added this Treesje crinkled navy leather clutch for texture and I love the frills on the front.
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So whatever shape you are, embrace it and wear your clothes with confidence!
Do you think about your body’s certain shape before you buy a garment, or do you just “throw caution to the wind” and wear whatever you want regardless?
Have a great day!!
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