You will learn how to highlight your best attributes while hiding that part of your body with which you are not so comfortable. The trick is to accept your proportions and choose clothes that help you balance your figure.
Know your body type: the inverted triangle
Women with broad shoulders and back are framed within the type of body that we know as an inverted triangle. That is, broad shoulders, small waist and hips. By understanding your figure, you can begin to explore the clothes that fit you well and what you should take out of the closet.
You should seek to balance your lower body with your upper body. To do this, you will look for clothes that add volume below the waist. At the same time, you should avoid any wardrobe pieces that add volume to the shoulders.
The shoulder pads, bows, the boat neck, jackets and lapels at the waist, blouses with very thin straps or sleeveless … All these are some of the garments that you have to avoid so as not to draw attention to the shoulders or increase their proportion.
Instead, you favor skirts with pleats or cut in A, necklines in “V”, wide-boot pants, with prints or side pockets. These divert the gaze towards the lower part of your silhouette and hide the size of the shoulders.
You must apply visual tricks to highlight your attributes and divert your gaze from the shoulders. Create vertical lines with plunging necklines, long necklaces, and loose scarves. Wear jackets and blazers at the hips, just like purses.
What is the most recommended type of garment? The peplum style is ideal for women with an inverted triangle body, as highlighted in the Girls’ Secrets infographic that we share at the end. The flight that these garments have below the waist balances your figure. You will find blouses, skirts, pants, jackets and dresses with this style, so you can make the most of it.
How to hide broad shoulders
To better understand what kind of clothes you should wear to dress well if you have broad shoulders, follow the tips below. Looking feminine will not be a problem with these tricks.
Choose plunging necklines
The “V” necklines streamline the upper torso and downplay the shoulders. If it is deep it will favor you even more. In this case, remember that if you leave a lot of skin exposed on the upper part, you must cover the lower part. For example, if you are wearing a blouse with a large opening in the front, do not combine it with shorts or a mini skirt.
A successful look can be a maxi dress with a “V” neckline and with very light fabric, for these hot months.
Oval collars also flatter you, follow the same rule we just mentioned. Avoid the boat neck because it will make your shoulders look even wider. The turtleneck or turtleneck is very tight and it will not favor you either because it holds the attention right where you want to avoid it.
Bet on vertical stripes
The vertical stripes lengthen the torso and make it sleek. If you are going to use garments with this type of pattern, make sure that the lines are vertical. Blouses with horizontal stripes will broaden the torso more, achieving the opposite effect to what you want.
It should be noted that even when you do not wear prints, you can create the effect of vertical lines with the appropriate garments. For example, a straight-cut sweater or jacket, with long sleeves, produces that effect you are looking for. If you are wearing a blazer, it should have a single row of buttons.
Pick the right colors
The dark colors on the top will disguise the proportions of your shoulders. However, it does not always have to be black, rather look for a darker shade from the range that you have chosen for your look.
Contrast at the bottom with lighter colors, which will not only help with volume but also attract the eye.
As for the patterns, you can also use them at the bottom. But discard blouses, shirts, or other tops of this type. The pants with prints have become fashionable, so you can take advantage of this trend.
Accessories and complements
Make your accessories and accessories your allies to hide broad shoulders. The thin and long necklaces give the sense of verticality that you should look for in your look. Chokers and short necklaces add more weight to the top. If you wear earrings that are not too heavy.
Scarves and scarves are another accessory that you can take advantage of. In these cases, do not roll them around the neck, instead leave them loose. When falling in a straight line your torso will look thinner.
The purses, it is better that they fall to the hips. You can also try crossbody bags.
Choose the right dress to hide your broad shoulders
One of the crucial moments for any woman is selecting the most appropriate dress for her body type. In the present case, there are many options to look attractive and feminine.
The ones that will favor you the most are those that have some detail on the waist and that have volume in the skirt. Also dresses with an asymmetric cut, either at the top or bottom, will be great allies.
Find a dress that highlights the part of your body that you like the most. If it is the bust, choose a neckline in “V”. If it’s the legs, you can wear a short dress but the skirt has some kind of ruffle to draw attention to it. You can also hide shoulders and legs with a long dress and a deep neckline.
Dare to show your back with a wide neckline. You will look sexy and elegant with this style that will also help you hide shoulders and a wide back.
Final tips to get the ideal look for women with broad shoulders
So far, we have told you about the basic tips to get the right look for your body. Take note of these last recommendations that will also be of great help.
- Choose clothes of the correct size. Do not wear anything on top that is too big or too tight because it will add even more volume.
- If you wear a blazer in your work look, these should not have shoulder pads.
- Jackets and blazers look better if they don’t have lapels. But if they do, make sure they are long and reach below the waist.
- Thin straps do not flatter you. Instead, choose blouses that are slightly thicker.
- Wear pants to the hips to accentuate that part of your body.
- Ditch empire waists because they draw attention to the upper body.
- As with dresses, tops with open backs and asymmetrical cuts flatter the figure.
- Remove all accessories and styling that draw attention to the upper torso.
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