Today we discuss this summer’s trends and how you can successfully adapt them to your inverted triangle body shape, without falling from chic to kitsch. We follow the same principle: we try to balance the voluminous torso with the smaller hips & derriere, in order to have a harmonious figure.
When it comes to the upper part of your body, you should know that you must stay away from anything that adds structure. No ruffles, no epaulettes, no puffed sleeves for you, miss. This means that for the upper side, you must keep it simple, as simple as possible. Remember, white shirts and blouses are in this season, so take advantage of this and fill your wardrobe with plain, white tops made of precious fabrics such as light silk or delicate gossamer. There’s not much to say on the upper part, the keyword is “simple”. Of course, you could give floral patterns a go, as long as the cut is simple.
Even though embellishments are to be seen everywhere on the runway this season, keep them for your skirts and not for your tops. Switch those two and you’ll turn into a real version of Johnny Bravo, minus the hairdo, we suppose. Wear an embellished skirt with a plain, skintight simple top and you’re ready for a night of partying.
Since we need to add volume to the lower part of your body, hips and derriere, you are the luckiest person in the world right now, because you can wear pleats. When it comes to skirts, pleats are the star of the season, the tighter they are, the better. The recommended length is tea-length, but maxi skirts follow closely. Wear a tea-length pleated skirt in this summer’s sorbet colors: powdery mint, cotton candy pink, light blue, anything pastel and you will look fresh and elegant, ready for a night out with the girls or a cocktail party. If you are short, try a medium skirt or one palm above your knee skirt if you love to show your legs.
If you’re not much of a skirt fan and you feel at home in any pair of pants, Capris are one of your viable options. And since you most likely have tiny hips, you can easily flow into a pair of baggy Capris without the danger of adding some “hop” to the already “hip” look.
White jeans are a must have this summer, so toss the classic blue jeans for a pair of whites.
If none of this is enough for your inner, unafraid fashionista, there’s more: palazzo pants. Yes, you heard us, in a Marlene Dietrich cut (palazzo) white, black and pale pink being the colors of choice. For an elegant look, ignore cotton and elastic waist band.
In the picture bellow there are some lace palazzo pants. We recommend wearing them with beige ballet flats or beige stilettos. Your legs will look longer if you match the colors, plus the look will be classy and chic. If you decide to wear stilettos make sure that the only part of the shoe that will be seen is the toe box. Otherwise the pants will look like they are too small for you.
Then you have fishnets and leather skirts, with visible zippers and studs, for all the rock divas who ditch floral maxi skirts for Joan Jett’s rough biker style. We add a little more audacity to the list with see-through tops and delicate embroideries that cover just the right spots, but no more.
And if all of this is not for you, you can be in trend without letting go of your personal style. The classic knee-length A-line dress will fit your figure perfectly and you can wear it in the powdery pastels of the season or go for a full on orange frock.
All this goes well with delicate rose gold accessories or over the top cuffs, such as Alexander McQueen’s warrior cuffs (check out the Accessories section for more details). Bear in mind that kitten heels are slowly, but surely making an entrance and you’ll fully understand that you can follow fashion trends without relinquishing comfort, personal choices or killer outfits!
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