Triangle body shape- How to dress

Introduction knowing your body shape is important when building or Redefining your wardrobe! It is important to note that we are born with our body…



knowing your body shape is important when building or Redefining your wardrobe!

It is important to note that we are born with our body shape, weight may fluctuate over time but we have the sane body shape as our shape originates from our bone structure and framework!

Anyone can wear whatever they want to snd are comfortable in, I am not here to tell you what to wear and what not to wear but I am here to help you look and feel your best everyday!

What is body shape? The main shape of your body from your shoulders to your hips

This blog series covers all 5 body shapes; hourglass, triangle. Inverted triangle, rectangle, round/oval

Be sure to grab my FREE guide “ultimate guide for dressing for your body type”

Triangle shape

When looking at your shoulders, bust, waist snd hips the overall shape is the appearance of a triangle. How do you know if you are a triangle? By your body measurements!


If your hips are the widest measurement next is your natural waist, next is bust and finally your shoulders being the smallest measurement, you are a triangle!

How to Measure

  • Grab a measuring tape
  • Gently wrap the taoe around the widest part of your shoulders and document measurement in inches
  • Gently, not too tight and not too loose, wrap the tape around the widest part of your bust(think about a bra fitting,same concept) document this measurement in inches
  • Find your natural waist, keeping in mind this may not be wear your pants currently fit. The narrowest part, gently wrap tape around Document measurement in inches
  • Now find your hips, the widest partsnd Gently wrap tape around documenting measurement in inches.

Goal for dressing a triangle shape

The goal of your outfit should be to draw attention to your upper half and away from your hips, give the illusion of broader shoulders

wardrobe obstacles

clothes the cover up or overwhelm your upper half and antiquing that draws attention to your hips!

Wardrobe Staples

A triangle body shape will need the following articles of clothing in her closet

  • TOPS
    • Peplum
    • Square neck
    • Cowl nevk
    • Boat neck
    • Bootcut
    • Flat front(no or minimal pleats)
    • High waisted
    • Slim/straight leg
    • cropped
    • Patterned
    • Textured
    • Wrap
    • Straight leg
    • Slim
    • Bootcut
    • High waisted
    • A-line
    • Fit-and-flare
    • Wrap
    • Off-the-shoulders
    • Flare
    • Straight

Shopping for your body type

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when shopping remember to go bold on the top half and darker on thr bottom half to minimize hips and maximize shoulders!

Body Shape Weight and size

It is important to note that bosy shape is something that we are born with, our weight fluctuates with time and our size can get larger and smaller but our shape will remain. Body shape comes from the skeletal makeup of the body!

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