The Look for Less – Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Cute and Casual Fall Fashion For Inverted Triangle Body Shapes Under $150

Sandwiched between sun-drenched summer days and freezing winter nights, fall afternoons can be totally unpredictable. One minute you’re desperately reaching for the A/C, the next you’re wishing you’d brought a jacket. Fortunately, this weird weather is great for one thing: debuting cute and casual outfits that can be dressed up or down, depending on the forecast.

If you’re a regular Shop Your Shape reader, you already know our key fashion philosophy: Forget your size. The key to looking fab is shopping for your shape. Today’s playful fall ensemble is aimed especially at all the inverted triangle body shaped ladies out there (think Renee Zellweger or Demi Moore), but is versatile enough to flatter most figures, including top hourglasses.

Don’t know your body shape? Check out our super simple Body Shape Calculator.

On a budget? Don’t fret. This entire fashion-forward look might make you look and feel like a million dollars, but the total outfit comes in at under $150!

Let’s get started!

The key to successfully dressing an inverted triangle body type is to balance your broad shoulders with your narrow hips to create an hourglass shape. We can achieve this by deemphasizing your upper half using dark colors and minimal embellishments while drawing attention to your waist using belts or ties. Finally, we need to add curves and volume to your hips to complete the hourglass effect.


Medium Format Memory Tunic in Navy Dots ( – $39.99)
Mossimo Mid-Rise Bootcut Denim Jeans (Target – $27.99)
Wrapped Faux Suede Booties ($34.90 – Forever 21)
Rosemary Tassel Shopper Day Bag ( – $30)

The Medium Format Memory Tunic in Navy Dots ( – $39.99) is a perfect example of an autumn seasonal staple. The light-weight fabric combined with attractive, medium length sleeves makes this tunic ideal for the unpredictable fall weather – it’s more substantial than a tee but less stifling than a sweater. The moody blue color fits nicely with fall 2014’s dark, mysterious color palette, while the petite white dots add interest and playfulness to the look.

This tunic works well with an inverted triangle body shape because the fabric flows out gently at the hips to give an illusion of added volume. Ties at the waistline create gorgeous waist definition, but for an even more dramatic effect, you could also apply a wide belt. Feeling chilly? Add a plum, fly-away cardigan to the ensemble for warmth that won’t sacrifice style.

If you’re looking to dress up your outfit, a pair of smart black pants will work wonders. However, for our cute and casual fall look, your favourite navy blue jeans will do just fine. When choosing jeans for an inverted triangle body shape, look for styles with embellishments that will attract attention to your lower half. For example, these sleek Mossimo Mid-Rise Bootcut Denim Jeans (Target – $27.99), which sport whiskering (those faux fading lines) around the hips. Remember, bootcut, flared or trouser-cut jeans are the best at balancing your shape. If your hips still don’t look pronounced enough, consider tucking in your tunic for emphasis. Feeling daring? Swap navy jeans for white – wearing light colors on your lower half will help to balance your shape further.

Fall is our favourite of year to rock a pair of cute and comfortable ankle booties. Inverted triangle body shapes have legs that are worth showing off. Make the most of your assets with shoes that stand out, like these Wrapped Faux Suede Booties ($34.90 – Forever 21) in a sultry, earthy tone. Accents like a stacked 4 inch heel and faux level straps make these boots as eye-catching as you are.

Accessories are your friends. Go big, and go bold. Steer clear of a small, delicate clutch in favor of a statement piece, such as a detailed handbag or satchel. We love the Rosemary Tassel Shopper Day Bag ( – $30). The stunning wine color is bang on trend for fall 2014 and the bag is big enough for all your essentials, whether you’re going shopping with the girls or out on the town. Buckles and tassel detailing keeps this day bag totally in line with your casual but chic look.

And there you have it, ladies, a cute and casual outfit for inverted triangle body shapes under $150! Don’t forget, you can mix and match with your existing wardrobe staples to constantly refresh the look. Headed into work? Add a blazer. Hitting the town? Swap booties for a wicked pair of pumps. The options are endless.

Whether you’re size 2 or 22, there’s no need to hide away. Shop Your Shape, not your size, to create classic autumn looks that make the most of that gorgeous body of yours.

Good luck!


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