We are all beautiful. With unique shapes and sizes, we still fall into just a few body shapes. No matter who you are, we all feel we need tips on looking our best and want our clothing to fall on our bodies in flattering ways. Also known as the inverted triangle, this body shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders with narrow waist and hips.
The wedge body shape features a broad upper body. The waist and hips are smaller in proportion and the bottom is rather flat. Whereas your bust is a variable part of the equation. The wedge body shape is a rare breed because it’s the least common type found among women and many models today have this body shape as they grace the runway.
What Flatters The Wedge Body Shape?
The main factor when dressing a wedge body shape is to balance your broader shoulders, chest and back with your narrower lower body. This helps to create the coveted hourglass body shape or effect. The style goal is to draw the eye downwards toward the narrower parts of your body, such as the waistline and legs. Concentrate on the waist. Create the illusion of a waist with a wide belt or high-waisted styles and look for tops that will accentuate your waist and help balance your bust with your hips.
Look for narrow v-necks, tops with banding at the waist, wrap-style tops and tailored shirts and jackets.
Draw eyes to your bottom half. Embrace the idea of wearing bright colors on your bottom as this will draws the eye down to the narrowest part of your wedge body shape. Look for shirts with deep scoop neck or V-necks as they tend to narrow your upper body. Layer a lighted colored shell with a v-neck to enhance the effect. For your bottom half, opt for pants with embellished or flap-style pockets. Boot cut or wide leg pants will also help add fullness to your bottom. Full or A-line skirts and cargo pants also help.
Steer clear of strappy styles! Spaghetti strap styles draw attention to your shoulders – a major no-no for wedge body shapes but strapless dresses look pretty amazing on you. Boat neck tops are not your friends either! Jumpsuits look amazing on you though so have fun as many of us steer clear of them!
Feel beautiful wedge body shape women!