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The V-Shaped Body

If you have a v-shaped body, also know as a strawberry or inverted triangle, your upper body is larger in proportion to your lower body. When measuring your body, your shoulders and bust width is significantly wider than your hip width. To know for sure if you have V shape use the body shape calculator.

The most alluring aspect of your body is your legs. They look long and toned. You may feel top heavy like a football player at times because of your wider proportions on top. With a little more balancing on the bottom, you will feel amazing!


  • Wide shoulder width in comparison to hips
  • You may have a large cup size ranging from size C and up
  • Narrow hips in comparison to your bust
  • Slim thighs and legs
  • Narrow or no behind
  • You have trouble finding tops that fit both your bust and waist

Celebrity Examples

  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Demi Moore
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Hayden Panettier
  • Charlize Theron

To dress your best, try to play up the lower half of your body and minimize the top. This will prevent the problem of over emphasizing any particular area and give you an overall balance in your dressing.


v-shaped body tops

What to Look for in your Tops:

  • Fitted and structured fabrics
  • V necklines
  • Dark or muted colors
  • Low-density prints
  • Little to no details

What to Avoid:

  • Any extravagant details
  • Bright or light colors
  • Horizontal stripes
  • High neck t-shirts
  • Crew neck t-shirts
  • Puffed shoulders


You may find the need to get your blazers and jackets tailored to better fit around your bust and your waist.

What to Look for:

  • Fitted
  • Classic cuts with little detailing
  • Dark or muted colors
  • V Shaped lapels and collars
  • Wide Lapels and collars

What to Avoid:

  • Details on the shoulders
  • Pockets on the chest and upper arms
  • Double breasted jackets
  • Large or vibrant prints
  • Puffed Shoulders
  • Shoulder pads
  • Puffed sleeves
  • Any high collars
  • An extravagant details


Add more details and attention to your hips and lower body! Have fun with this! You can do any cut, any color, and any print!

What to Look for:

  • Pleats and gathering
  • Pockets and detailing
  • Bright, light, and vibrant colors
  • Large creative prints


Look for a dress that is fitted on top and that adds body to the lower half of your body.

Recommended Styles:

  • Halter necklines
  • Strapless necklines
  • Flared bottom
  • Pleated bottom

V-Shaped Body Outfits

What to Wear to Work

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Smart Casual Outfit

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Dressing Up

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