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Dress to Flatter Your Inverted Triangle Shaped Figure


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Skirts That Flatter Your inverted Triangle Shaped Figure
purple skirt

Purple skirt from Gap has fullness, a good feature for petites who have inverted triangle shaped figures.

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If you have an inverted triangle shaped figure, you're able to wear skirts that have more fullness. In fact, yours is the only petite figure type that really can wear fuller skirts well. Fullness in a skirt enhances the hips, which you can afford to do in order to balance a larger top. Other skirt styles that will work for short women who have inverted triangle shaped figures are A-line styles and pegged skirts. A pegged skirt is narrower at the hem than at the hip, and this type of styling makes the hips look larger.

Consider the length of the skirt because when the hem of a skirt falls across a thick part of the leg, either thigh or calf, it makes you look wider and shorter. However, many short women who have inverted triangle shaped figures also have slender legs. In that case, you may be able to wear a mini-skirt, but avoid mini-skirts unless you do have slender legs. Otherwise, keep the skirt length around the knee at the most flattering length. In most cases, the best skirt length for short women is just above the knee, at the knee, or just below the knee. If you're wearing a pegged skirt, it's essential that the hem be above the knee so that you're able to walk in it.

If you wear boots with a skirt, the boots should be high enough and your skirt hem low enough that there's no gap between them. This gives you an unbroken vertical line and helps you look taller.

In our example above, the purple skirt, available in petite sizes, from Gap (Buy Direct) features smocking detail at the hip, side pockets at the hip, and fullness in the styling, all features which will emphasize the hips.

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