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Ice Cream Cone Shape Defined

Ice Cream Anyone?

Ice Cream Anyone?

The ice cream cone shape (also known as the inverted triangle)  is defined by having broader shoulders than hips. This is due to the bone structure of the individual possessing this body type, as a result weight gain in this body type begins in the upper body and then is distributed throughout the rest of the body. The key to this shape ( and any shape when styling) is balance. The broad shoulders in comparison to the waist give the look of a smaller waistline.  To balance this shape it is best to create or add weight at the hips and bottom of body. Heavier fabrics and structure designs help to create shape and balance for this look.

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Key characteristics of this body type are

broad shoulders

narrow waist

smaller back side

larger chest

Weighted Ice Cream Cone Shape

Weighted versions of this body type have

larger chest, arms and backs,

larger stomach

extra weight on arms and on the sides of the back

ice cream look

1. David Yurman Bracelet
2. Manolo Blanik nude Pump
3.. Leather trouser 4. Oasis Waterfall Leather Jacket 5. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti A-line Pleated Back Dress 6. Saint Laurent “Sac De Jour” Tote

1. David Yurman Bracelet

2. Manolo Blanik nude Pump

3. Leather trouser

4. Oasis Waterfall Leather Jacket 

5. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti A-line Pleated Back Dress

6. Saint Laurent “Sac De Jour” Tote

Why it works: This body type needs some balance, so we are using layers to create shape . The two tier dress is perfect for the broad shoulder and the double layers create weight at the hips. The leather pant underneath add texture and set off the shoes. Most likely, your legs are proportioned much smaller on your frame. Adding a slim leather pants is a great pairing for the dress and the sleek shoes. Lastly, the Oasis Leather with the wide draped lapel helps to narrow the shoulders and is just a great jacket. My favorite pop of color is the high lighter colored “Sac de Jour Bag”, add a david yurman bracelet. this look is simple and chic.

Weight gain and muscle structure can make this shape really easy to spot or sometimes difficult. Hour glass shapes with broad shoulders and weight gain can sometimes be mistaken for the ice cream cone shape.

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