Women face a myriad of shopping adventures on a daily basis - many of which are given rise from working with our own body shapes. At Shepherd's, we believe anyone can look fabulous - no matter what the body shape. To prove this, we have devoted the next six weeks to exploring six dominant body shapes women have to work with, showing you some tips we've picked up on how to look fabulous for each one.
The Inverted Triangle - Defined
Usually defined by a relatively broad shoulder line, the inverted triangle shape has a larger upper body and a smaller, more slender leg line. This is why many inverted triangle figures go for a larger size top and smaller sized bottom. Our model Evelyn - who stands at 5 foot 3 - is an inverted triangle, wearing a size 18 on top and a size 8 bottom. Lynda - who stands at 5 foot 6 - opts for a size 14 on top and a size 10-12 on the bottom. In each case, shopping can be difficult with such variations in the body line.
Start at the Top: Opt for a more open neckline when possible to balance out the shoulder line. For added depth, pop your collar and undo the first few buttons on a dress shirt to expose some neck.
Tricky Tops: When shopping for the right tanks and t-shirts, look for a longer style, strong vertical lines and hourglass silhouettes. By adding length, you minimize a broad shoulder.
Finding the Perfect Dress: Look for an A-line or Empire waist style dress that falls at the knee or below. Vertical lines and features - like Joseph Ribkoff's stunning centre zipper - help elongate the silhouette and draw attention away from the shoulder line.
Perfect the Pant: This is where to add some sizzle to your style! For an inverted triangle shape, your legs are the slimmest part of the body, so feel free to add prints or a pop of colour to make your pant stand out. Bring up the hemline to show some skin on the foot, which will help balance out the silhouette.
Lynda is wearing the Foxcroft Celia Shirt and the Lisette L Herbal Flower pant. Available online and in store.
Evelyn is wearing the Frank Lyman flower print jacket and our Up! Cavalli pant in red. Available online and in store.
Every Friday we will zone in on a body shape, showing you our key styling tips and tricks to dress your best!
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See you next week.