Spring 2013 Fashion Trends for a Triangle Body Shape

If you have a Triangle body shape, you’ll want to opt for fitted tops that show off your slim upper half, along with A-line skirts or boot-cut bottoms to trim down your more ample lower half. Now that you know which silhouettes are best suited for your bod, you’re ready to rock the latest in spring fashion.

Check out our favorite high-end designer styles straight off the runway—along with “real life” wearable takes on the hottest spring trends that flatter your Triangle shape.

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1The trend: Graphic black and white

The runway: Diane von Furstenberg

Spring forward in this fab graphically printed ensemble that teams a fitted A-line sleeveless tunic with relaxed pants.

Your way: A Triangle shaped woman can still rock a printed pant—just be sure it’s in a figure-flattering silhouette, like this palazzo style. Throw on a little cardi to help break up the print. or opt for a white, black or other solid top.

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Your way: The designer of this dress must have had Triangle body shapes in mind. Those black and white bursts manage to define the waist and slim the hips at the same time.

Your way: The giant black and white pop art checkerboard print on this flirty skirt will definitely get you noticed—and the A-line shape will ensure you’re getting noticed in just the right way.

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5The trend: Shorts suits

The runway: Elie Saab

Dark solid shorts in a relaxed silhouette become chic when paired with a fitted jacket in the same hue.

Your way: True fashionistas will eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a year to be able to pay for this splurge-worthy brilliant twist on the shorts suit. A pajama-style silk blazer and matching shorts (cut forgivingly wide for Triangle gals) looks like a double-breasted suit, but will make you feel like Hugh Hefner.

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Your way: You’ll earn a gold star in this metallic shorts suit (with a tie-embellished shirt! Swoon!). The shorts have a wide waistband and a little flare to make your legs look 5,000 miles long. Winning!

Alice + Olivia Elyse blazer, $396, shirt, $297, and shorts, $198

Your way: Longer, dark shorts teamed with a spring green blouse with a tie detail at the waist and a striped blazer will draw eyes up and away from a Triangle shape’s wider lower half.

Level 99 linen Bermudas, $78, Maeve layered sleeveless blouse, $78, and Isabella Sinclair Mori blazer, $128, Anthropologie

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9The trend: Bold stripes

The runway: Christian Dior

A striped shift becomes Triangle-shape perfect when you add a black A-line overlay that makes your hips all but disappear.

Your way: We dig the bright poppy and turquoise combo that puts a fun spring twist on the nautical trend. Plus, horizontal stripes look great on a Triangle shape, since you’re tinier on top.

Talbots striped T-shirt, $59.50, and white shorts $44.50

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Your way: If mixing patterns freaks you out, opt for a dress that does the styling for you. This number is a perfect shape for a Triangle gal—the full skirt minimizes hips, while the belted waist makes your middle look oh-so little.

Your way: Looking for a trendy fashion piece that will look great at the office? Here you go. Bold blue and red stripes in this relaxed style will make your Triangle frame look polished and pretty. Best of all, it will transition perfectly right into fall. Work it!

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