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Dress to Flatter Your Inverted Triangle Shaped Figure

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The Inverted Triangle Shaped Figure Type
Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano attends a party in Phoenix, February 2008.

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Do you have broad shoulders and/or a full bust and small hips and thighs? If so, then you have an inverted triangle shaped figure type. Inverted triangle figures can be any size; it's the shape that determines the inverted triangle figure type. Although the inverted triangle shape is the least common petite figure type, this shape is the envy of others because a full bust and wide shoulders bring emphasis to the top of the figure, rather than the hips and thighs.

Some petite celebrities who also have a triangle figure include:

  • Alyssa Milano
  • Bette Midler
  • Dolly Parton

Petite women who have inverted triangle shaped figures have more of a challenge in dressing because they are short. So if you're a petite women who has an inverted triangle figure, you'll want to combine flattering styles for your figure types and also dress to look longer and leaner. Here petite Alyssa Milano flatters her inverted triangle figure in this black cocktail dress by wearing:

  • black - a dark color.
  • strapless dress, which shows off beautiful bare shoulders.
  • sleek high heels, a great style for short women.
  • horizontal line across narrow hip, which helps balance the figure. (Women with other figure shapes should not use this technique!)
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