Inverted Triangle Figure

Broader shoulders, narrower hips define your body type. Find the ideal wedding dress for your body type using our wedding dress tips.

My figure is shaped like an “inverted triangle”. what’s the best wedding dress for me?

You know your body best. If you have what is considered an “inverted triangle” figure, your upper torso area is wider in comparison to narrower hips and legs, thus creating an inverted triangle silhouette.

Note: the “inverted triangle” figure looks at the proportions of your shoulders, chest, waist, and hip area. Therefore, women of many different sizes may be blessed with an inverted triangle figure!

Here are a few suggestions for finding the perfect wedding dress for you.

  • The key to your ideal silhouette will be to balance your upper body with your lower body. Since your upper torso area is wider, your ideal wedding gown will de-emphasize your upper region while adding width to your lower body.
  • Opt for wedding dresses with a simple bodice free of excessive detailing and adornments. Consider simple sleeves that follow the natural shoulder line or even a strapless gown if you are comfortable in one.
  • An elongated bodice will also help to draw the eye downwards and thus lengthen your upper body.
  • In terms of neckline, opt for a moderate style that is not too wide or low.
  • A full skirt on your wedding gown will even out your silhouette. Depending on your taste, you may also want to consider such skirt details as bustles, bows, or even sashes.
  • Here are a few details to avoid:

Excessive beading and full sleeves will add bulk to an already broad upper torso. Bateau, jewel, and off-the-shoulder necklines will make your shoulders appear larger. Empire style gowns also create a top heavy illusion. Likewise, fitted, sheath, or mermaid style skirts will minimize an already smaller lower torso.