Dress for Your Shape: The Triangle
The triangle shape is defined as shoulders and torso that are narrower than the hips.
Styles to avoid: Shapeless, oversize sweaters; skinny jeans and pants; and skirts in a flimsy, curve-hugging fabric, like silk.
Find Wide-Leg Pants
A dark pair slenderizes the thighs while creating a longer and slimmer silhouette.
Find flattering wide leg pants here.
Look for a Tailored Jacket
A structured jacket plays up the shoulders, which evens out the lower body’s proportions.
Try a Boatneck Top
The wide neckline broadens the shoulders to offset fuller hips.
Wear A-Line Skirts
Its nonclinging design is a godsend. “Look for a tapered A-line to avoid appearing too triangular,” says Bridgette Raes, author of Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want (Perigee Trade, $16, amazon.com).
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