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How to dress a wedge-shaped body

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Clothes for a wedge-shaped body

You know you have a wedge body shape if your shoulders are the broadest part of your body. The wedge body shape is also known as the inverted triangle body shape. Here are a few tips for dressing your best when you have a wedge body shape.

Audrina Patridge has a wedge body shapeWhat is a wedge-shaped body?

Also known as the inverted triangle, this body shape features a broad upper body. The waist and hips are smaller in proportion, giving the body an inverted triangle or wedge body shape.

Which celebrities have a wedge-shaped body?

If you have a wedge or inverted triangle body shape, you can count these celebrities as your style sisters. Renee Zellweger, Teri Hatcher, Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Garner all have wedge body shapes, characterized by broader upper bodies and narrow lower bodies.

How to dress a wedge-shaped body

1Draw the eye down. Since a wedge body shape means your shoulders are the broadest part of your body, your style goal is to draw the eye downwards toward the narrower parts of your body, such as your waistline.

2Steer clear of strappy styles. Spaghetti strap styles draw attention to your shoulders -- a major no-no for wedge body shapes. Boatnecks are a style don't, too.

3Brighten up your bottom. Don't be afraid of wearing bright colors on your bottom half. Again, this draws the eye down to the narrowest part of your wedge body shape.

4Be 'waistful.' Create the illusion of a waist with a wide belt or high-waisted styles.

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