Body Types That Aren’t Fruit – Inverted Heart

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

50 Is Not Old | Body Types | Inverted Heart Women’s body types are complicated. Trying to figure out what looks the best for our bodies is sometimes a process of hit and miss. After you get the hang of what looks best for your body, shopping gets easier.
50 Is Not Old | Body Types | Inverted Heart A reader commented the other day that she liked something I was wearing, but it wouldn’t look good on her body type. That got me to thinking about the different types other than my own. We are all diamonds and today I am trying to look at the inverted heart body type. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, J-Lo, and Beyonce, have all made it very stylish and desirable to be bootylicious. I believe there is even a song that is just for you. Hahaha

Like the Emerald shape, v-neck or u-neck tops work great for you. Horizontal stripes and embellishments on the shoulders are two tricks that can help to widen your upper body. An empire waist helps to bring emphasis to your chest. Since I did not have an empire waist top, I buttoned the cardigan to give that illusion.
50 Is Not Old | Body Types | Inverted Heart Notice that I buttoned the cardigan with the lower buttons now. This would be how I would normally wear this sweater. You should wear darker colors on the bottom half of your body, and choose pants or jeans that are boot cut or wide-leg. These pants are boot cut, and I have on a pair of the same color boots to help elongate the legs.50 Is Not Old | Body Types | Inverted Heart Now, how about the open cardigan look. believe it or not, each way changes how your body looks. cn10118490 cn10318031cn10168702

These three tops from Old Navy were items I would pick for the inverted heart shape. The patterns on the shoulders will widen the top helping to balance the bottom half. The wide U-shape top, will do the same. Lighter colors on the top look good with the darker bottom. Just try to stay away from skinny jeans and pencil skirts.50 Is Not Old | Body Types | Inverted Heart Just in case you were wondering, my cardigan is a Simply Vera by Vera Wang from Kohl’s, it is old and no longer available unless you can find it on a swap site or Ebay. The undershirt long tank, and the boot cut navy corduroy pants are both from Old Navy. Here is a great pair of pants on sale from the Loft. My jewelry is all Stella & Dot. And the purse is Tiganello from the QVC outlet. Here is a similar one.

I’m just sitting here thinking that the next time I wear this cardigan, I am going to wear a dark navy or black undershirt, with white jeans. Man, I wish I had tried that today, but there will always be another opportunity. Don’t let me forget to try that look. Lol!

Let me know what you think about this series. As I said earlier, I am not trained in fashion, these are just some of my observations. If you missed yesterday’s post on the Emerald shape, go here.

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30 Responses
  • Leisa
    January 27, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to teach about fashion. I am loving the blog! I am still on discovering which style I look best in!! Keep up the good work. By the way, I have shared your blog at school, and we talk about it everyday. We are having so much fun trying to see “how put together ” we are!! Lol!!

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      We do that at my work too, Leisa.

  • Mary
    January 27, 2016

    Thanks Tania! Great tips.Look forward to more tips about other body shapes. By the way, blue is a great color on you!

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Thanks Mary. I have always bought a lot of blue, but until recently I never wore it.

  • Michele
    January 27, 2016

    Glad I found your blog and look forward reading it daily. Knowing what your body type is definitely helps to have more hits and less misses! Love the idea about us being gems. Never shopped at Old Navy but will check them out. Like the simplicity of your outfit today, something I would wear.

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Michele, I am glad you are enjoying the series. It has turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be. Haha

  • Cindy J.
    January 27, 2016

    You look great as always and being a blonde myself, just love the shades of blue in your outfit and how ithey compliment your skin and hair. Also, don’t you love those longer lean tanks that elongate the body and make us all look thinner. I recently discovered them and have several in black, white. and shades of blue. Love your blog-it it so informative!

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      I DO love the longer tanks. I have a whole basket of tanks, and will go thought it looking for the longer ones. Of course I could separate them, but that would be to easy. Haha

  • Toni
    January 27, 2016

    I’m tall,5’9″, and thin(at least that’s what I’m told!). HA! My issue is not what styles, but length of pants that are hard to find. Thank goodness in the winter I can tuck everything into boots! Love reading what you are up to each morning! Have a great day gurl!

  • Melanie W.
    January 27, 2016

    I really like how you have the top sweater buttoned creating the empire waist. IMO, that is the most flattering on you of the three. It’s super interesting to see how much changing up the buttons can change the whole appearance! I’m still on the lookout for white pants…at this point I would even buy white jeans but I can’t find anything that looks right. It’s frustrating!!! I just want a pair that are boot cut, and not see through! 🙂
    Blue is such a great color on you, but then again, I think you can wear all colors!

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Melanie a good pair of white jeans are hard to come by. I hate when they are too thin, and therefore are see through.????

  • Chelsea
    January 27, 2016

    Tania!! I nearly spit out my coffee when I read today’s title!!! I love it! You are so awesome!! My wardrobe is stocked with long tunics and the like. I love your blog and am always trying out your ideas!!! Thanks for a great post, my inverted heart and I thank you;)

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Your inverted heart is welcome, Chelsea. Always remember to put down your coffee before reading my blog! Haha????☕️????

  • Donna
    January 27, 2016

    Love the outfit! You definitely look good in blue. Still trying to figure our my body shape…Ma Kettle comes to mind…

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Haha, Donna! Ma Kettle????. We are always our own worst critics.

  • Brandye
    January 27, 2016

    I love the diamond version of body typing! Such a great idea!!! Very sound advice on the first 2 posts. Thanks!

  • Brandye
    January 27, 2016

    Toni!!

    Old Navy and Gap carry tall sizes online, but not in stores. J.Jill, Nordstrom and Loft also have tall sizing. There are others, but those are the first that came to mind. (Nordstrom and PayLess carry larger shoes, if that is also a need.)

    Hope this helps. My daughter is just under 5’9″, my daughter-in-law & one niece are 5’10”. Two of my sisters-in-law are 5’11”, and another niece is 6’2″. I’m on the “short” end at 5’7″. LOL

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      Thanks Brandye, I will have to incorporate that into one of my posts. My daughter has at least a 36″ inseam, so I know all about looking for tall clothing.

  • Jules
    January 27, 2016

    Love the whole diamond concept of shapes! Now I can say I’m just have more ‘sparkle’ because my diamond is ‘more grande’! HA!~ (I’m plus size..)

    • Tania
      January 27, 2016

      I really like the sparkle concept! My BFF is plus size, and she puts me to shame in fashion.

  • Debbie
    January 27, 2016

    Ok ,I have that cardigan and I am going to pair it with a black shirt and my winter white jeans. Hopefully it will look good on me. I will let you know. Enjoying the shapes so far. Figuring where I am at…..but not sure. Have a great one!

  • Betty
    January 28, 2016

    Pretty outfit! Still not sure what my gem shape is….? I think I may be a little larger on top than I envision actually. I know the bottom part is large. Ha! – Love the cardigan! (or “sweater” as we used to call them).

    • Tania
      January 28, 2016

      Thanks Betty. Figuring out our body type is hard, we are sometimes a mix.

  • Wendy
    January 28, 2016

    I just found your blog this week and I love it! I wear scrubs everyday which is great when it comes to getting dressed for work; however, the rest of my wardrobe is suffering! I love how you mention that a certain item is “old” but how it still compliments your very up-to-date outfit. I am inspired to duplicate your classy look! I’m also glad to know that Old Navy is not just for the “under 50 girls”.

    • Tania
      January 28, 2016

      I’m so glad you found my blog, Wendy. You would think store like Old Navy would market us over 40 gurls, we are a large part of the population.

  • Dawn Lucy
    January 30, 2016

    Such a fun series! Gee I wish all us “inverted hearts” looked like J-Lo! But thank God for the babes bringing booty back!

    And hey Girl, I added you to my favorite blogs list!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tania
      January 30, 2016

      Wow! Thanks so much< Dawn. I think that will be the first list I have EVER made!

  • diane
    February 14, 2016

    I was browsing through your blogs and really love the jewelry in this photo. Can you share where you purchased? Thanks!!

  • diane
    February 14, 2016

    Sorry for the duplicate. I pressed ‘post’ before I selected the option to notify me with followup comments.

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