Usually the main traits of this body shape are :
1. Wide shoulders.(Wider than hip line) and in some cases,strong looking shoulders.
2. Straight/narrower hips due to broader shoulder
3. There is little or no waist definition
4. You may have an athletic physique.(Not always the case,because there are plus size inverted triangles).
HOW TO DRESS THE INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY
When dressing this body shape,the main focus should be MINIMIZING the UPPER BODY and MAXIMIZING the LOWER BODY to balance out your silhouette.
To create the illusion of curves and to balance out the inverted triangle body shape,peplum tops,dresses and skirts are a good choice.They add volume and create curves around the bottom half.
Another great choice is wearing bold prints or patterns,horizontal strips,light and bold colors,etc. on your bottom half.This makes you look bigger around that area.Avoid vertical prints on your bottom half because it has a slimming effect.
Nipped in waist tops,dresses and jackets.This gives the illusion of a defined waist and creates curves.You can also cinch in your waist with a belt to have the same effect.A belt on a loose top or dress will cinch in your waist and make it look defined.
Another way of adding volume to the bottom half is by wearing full circle skirts,tulip dresses and skirts,A-line skirts,pockets,horizontal stripes,etc.
To draw attention away from your broad / strong shoulders,wear simple smooth tops and low V or U necklines.These have a slimming effect.Cowl neck is another option.
Wide necklines can be worn provided you wear a long pendant necklace.
You can wear most trouser styles.From boot cut,straight,flare,cropped pants,etc.If you have short legs or you are short,i would say avoid cropped pants/trousers.It only makes your legs look shorter.Instead,find trousers that elongate your legs giving the illusion of long legs.
Wear dresses and blouses with thick large straps instead of skinny/thin straps.Thin straps draw attention to your broad shoulders.
The above are only guidelines.Not everyone’s body is the same.There is plus size,petite,tall,slim and skinny inverted triangle body shapes.You need to look at your body and customize these guidelines to suit you.There are more clothing styles an inverted triangle body shape can wear too.You are not limited to the above.Maxi dresses,Jumpsuits,playsuits,cargo pants,and many more.Experiment and have fun with clothes to get it right.And hey,if you are one of those people who love to show off their broad shoulder,why not?Just get the proportions right to keep your silhouette in balance.
Enjoy your weekend people.