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Jeans Advice for Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Aim

You need clothes which make hips look broader, to balance out your top with your bottom half.

  • Straight jeans

    Straight

  • Boot-cut jeans

    Boot cut

  • Skinny jeans

    Skinny

  • Low-rise jeans

    Low rise

  • High-waisted jeans

    High-waisted

  • Capri jeans

    Capri

  • Flare jeans

    Flare

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Do's

Do
  • All leg lines that are wider in their hemline e.g. boot-cut, flared and wide leg (unless you are short in height). They will give a long and lean look and make you look balanced.

  • Pockets, embellishment, colour and print will all work for you - look for styles that enhance your backside.

  • Slim frames can benefit from side pockets, which create a fuller thigh.

  • Look for jeans with a yoke in the back, which can make your backside look fuller.

  • Consider low rise (medium rise is ok) jeans with a contoured waistline.

  • Strategically placed washes or embellishments in the front and back pocket areas will attract attention to your hips.

  • Also lighter washes or fades along the legs and knees add shape to thighs.

  • Boyfriend and baggy jeans will look great on you since they will also balance out your silhouette.

  • The choice is yours when it comes to details on bottom and thigh area. As well extra fabric in these areas will be a good look for you.

  • Turn ups are a great style line for you.

Don'ts

Do
  • Never use tapered jeans or any that are tight in the knees – it will emphasise your broader shoulders and leaner hips and bum.

  • Avoid standard straight legged jeans.

  • Avoid jeans with very small waistbands.

  • Avoid pocket-less jeans.

  • Jeans in darker colours will make your hips appear smaller.

  • Avoid styles and shapes that will have a slimming and narrowing effect from your waist down.

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