Inverted Triangle Shape



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This type of body shape is known as inverted triangle or top heavy as it includes following general attributes:

• Broader shoulders than hips
• Large bust but small waist

Wedding dresses which work particularly well for brides with an inverted triangle body shape are dresses which help balance out the larger top half by providing volume for the lower half of the body.

Ball Gown wedding dresses will balance out broad shoulders or larger bust due to the size of the skirt. Ball Gowns tend to have a large number of layers of netting under the dress, so the width of the skirt can be adjusted, either by taking layers of netting out, or adding more through the use of a hoop.

A-Line dresses will also help balance out broad shoulders or larger bust. This is due to the shape of the skirt, as it increasingly widens towards the bottom of the dress to give balance to the shoulders. As with Ball Gowns, you may find it helpful to try on a number of dresses with different levels of volume under the dress to see which level suits you best.

Column dresses that fall straight down from the natural waist line will help to add volume softly to the lower half of the body in order to balance out the top half. Look for Column dresses with gathered chiffon, silk or organza as the skirt, as the gathered fabrics and a defined natural waistline will all add volume and definition to the lower part of the figure.

Empire line wedding dresses are likely to give the most support to larger busted women. This is because the waist line is moved to underneath the bust, so support can be built into the dress. However, due to the fact that the dress flows straight down from the Empire line, the figure may look unbalanced as the natural waist is not highlighted, meaning that the skirt width does not balance out with the upper body.

Trumpet and Fishtail styles are less flattering for brides with inverted triangle type body shapes as they highlight the lower half of the figure rather than balancing out the top half. Sheath dresses are likely to fit well or too tightly around the bust area, whilst being baggy around the hips and bottom. Although this can be altered to fit, it will unbalance the figure further and make to bride look more top heavy.

For brides with a larger bust, it is important that the bridal gown you choose has enough support in the correct places. Strapless or low cut wedding dresses may lack the support you need whereas cap sleeves or thick straps will support you where you need it most. Scooped or cowl neck lines can lengthen the torso which can also balance out broad shoulders.

Brides with an inverted triangle body type look great in Ball Gown, A-Line, Empire and Column style dresses. So it may be helpful to try on dresses in each of these styles first to decide which style you prefer and then try on more dresses in your preferred style.

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