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How To Dress The Triangle Body Type

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

What is a Triangle body type?

As a Triangle body type, you have narrow shoulders and bust. Your hips are wider compared to your upper body, which gives you a well defined waist. You might notice when your weight tends to go to your hips, butt and thighs. This body type typically wears at least one size bigger on the bottom than they do for their top. Since you have a bottom heavy figure, you can balance out your body shape by drawing the attention upwards.

Celebrities with the Triangle body shape

  • Jennifer Lopez

  • Jisoo

  • Beyonce

  • Moonbyul

How to dress the Triangle body?

Tops and Necklines

For the triangle body shape, it’s important you know which tops to look for in order to achieve a more balanced silhouette. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can play around with accentuating your upper half. You could go for necklines that will create a slight width to your top and will balance the width of your hips like boat and square necklines.

Apart from necklines, you can try to add some volume to your shoulders by wearing tops with ruffles, shoulder pads or puff sleeves. You can wear something eye-catching on top. Bold patterns and embellishments around the neckline also help with highlighting your upper body. Horizontal stripes give the illusion of a fuller busts and shoulders, hence creating a more proportionate silhouette.

Pants and Jeans

When choosing bottoms, mid to high-rise pants and jeans always work best since it defines your smaller waist, while low rise pants would accentuate your hips and create an unproportionate frame.

Wide hem pants such as flare, straight and bootleg are a good strategy to create some drama and visually balance your body.


For many body shapes, you can’t go wrong with the A-line dress. The wrap dress and fit and flare dress will help cinch your waist while skimming over the hips for a more flattering look. And if you want to draw more focus to your waist, fitted dresses like bodycon and maxi dresses will work well for your body. You may want to steer clear of straight, boxy dresses such as shifts as it hides your waist.


Skirts that hit the knee or ankle are perfect for triangle shaped bodies. Also, skirts that are wider at the bottom and fitted at your hips, like the A-line and panelled skirts are great in balancing out your lower body.


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