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May 23, 2011

31 Days Closer to a Cuter You! "Bronzed & Black All Over"

Now for the inverted triangle body type.

In a nutshell, the inverted triangle body type has strong shoulders and trimmer hips, with a sporty, athletic build ~ Celebrities w/inverted triangle body shape include Elizabeth Hurley, Teri Hatcher, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell. The challenges are to minimize shoulder width while adding volume to hip area and defining the waist.
Assets: bust and legs

Why this outfit works: scoop neck or v neck (but not too low cut) are great for opening up the neck/chest area and slims down the torso area. This top flares out from the bust area and would be better with wider straps.
Shorts ~ pattern is good for adding some width and also the side pockets and cuffed legs (Reverse pattern and solid for a pear/triangle shape. Pattern on top and solid on bottom)
Again, the goal to dress your body type in a way that flatters is to create proportion and balance.
I heart this outfit! How I could make it work to flatter my X figure type: the top would need to be more fitted through the waist and the shorts minus the side pockets and cuff. And in general, the top would be better with wider straps. But the color is pure bronzey bliss!

"Sun Bronzed"

Nili Lotan camisole tank top
122 GBP - farfetch.com

Polo Jeans Ralph Lauren floral short
85 GBP - coggles.com

Gerard Darel flat thong sandal
145 EUR - gerarddarel.com

J crew handbag
$63 - jcrew.com

Triwa twist jewelry
150 EUR - welikefashion.com

Kenneth Cole wire jewelry
$38 - endless.com

TopShop metal sunglass
$45 - topshop.com

Dress ~ wider straps and open neck area, dress is defined at waist and flares at the hip adding volume to balance a wider shoulder. Inverted Triangles generally have slim legs and ankles and can also wear an ankle strap shoe.

"Black Elegance"

Herve Leger rayon dress
$1,250 - net-a-porter.com

Black Orchid platform shoes
$1,165 - alexandermcqueen.com

Black bag
15 GBP - johnlewis.com

Diamond jewelry
$5,297 - amazon.com

Fine jewelry
4,350 GBP - kabiri.co.uk

Kenneth jay lane jewelry
155 GBP - harveynichols.com

Check back for 2 more outfits for the A/pear/triangle/d body type, then I'll conclude my "paper doll" posts with outfits for the X body type. Then my friends we're talking color! Hair color. I have lots of experience in hair color. But I'll have some advice from my favorite hair stylist who doesn't live in the same zip code as I do, so boo hoo for me.

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