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.
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.
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.Now, how about the open cardigan look. believe it or not, each way changes how your body looks.
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.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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