As an inverted triangle, you are a rare breed (less then 1% of the female population). Your broad, square shoulders, narrow hips, straight waist and slim limbs give you plenty of options when it comes to dresses, but you’ll still need to think about how they affect your body. You’ll want to wear dress silhouettes that soften the line of your shoulders and create curvature from the hips down.

Some guidelines on how to find that perfect dress:

  • Choose dresses with straps that hit close to your neck. This will narrow your shoulder line.
  • Keep your necklines scooped, sweetheart or V-shaped. This will lengthen your neck and balance out the broadness on top. V-neck halter dresses are the perfect solution.
  • Wear full circle skirts that flare out and retain their shape.
  • Avoid dresses with cap sleeves and tapered skirts as they will accentuate your broad top and narrow bottom.
  • Dresses that are dark on top and light on the bottom will help create a visual balance.
  • Strapless and tunic styles are also good options. Tailored sleeveless sheath styles will work if the shoulder measurements are short and close to the neck (allowing you to show your shoulder bone).
  • You’re the only body type that can wear dresses with broad horizontal stripes.

That wraps up my blog posts on the best dress shapes for different body types. Feel free to ask questions if you’re still unsure about which dress silhouette is best for you. No more excuses ladies, we can all look fab in the right type of dress!

BCBG Max Azria Metallic Jacquard Shift Dress BCBG Max Azria Floral DressBCBG Max Azria Taffeta Halter Dress

Yoked tunic dress and halter styles with full skirts narrow the shoulder line (Nordstrom).

BCBG Max Azria Strapless Taffeta Party Dress BCBG Strapless Contrast-Pleat Dress

Strapless styles and horizontal stripes balance out the silhouette (Macy’s and Nordstrom).