Top-heavy: 5 Flattering Fashion Pieces for the Y-shaped Figure

Literally top-heavy, the Y-shaped lady owns a voluminous bust size in relation to her hips and a rather narrow waist. these fashion basics are essential to harmonize her natural proportions!

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The Y-shaped silhouette shows an over-proportionate bust size that often has attracts the attention to the face, shoulders, and cleavage. Celebrities with this uncommon figure type are beautiful actresses like Christina Hendricks, Sofia Vergara, and the legendary Mae West, which gives this silhouette a certain cinematic “bombshell potential”. Depending on her preferences, the Y-shaped lady will seek either to adjust her proportions, or to accentuate her natural silhouette. Combined correctly, one and the same fashion piece can perfectly satisfy both needs.


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Fitted Tops


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The woman with the Y-shaped figure can make a real master piece out of her impressive silhouette, if she opts for unadorned fitted tops, shirts, and blouses. In darker hues, with delicate prints, and combined with colorful or slightly issued skirts, these fashion pieces will balance her silhouette without minimizing the eye-catching effect.

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Fashion Pieces With an Embellished Waistline


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The Y-shaped woman gets an impressive look, if she accentuates her waist with striking draperies, applications, bows, or adornments of any kind. Dresses, skirts, tops and trousers without these details can be easily embellished with silk scarfs, fancy chains, or amazing belts. Combine these beautiful fashion pieces with fitted tops for a more flattering effect.

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Embellished Skirts


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With a nice balancing and flattering effect, embellished skirts look beautiful on the Y-shaped figure type. Either with draperies, bows, ruffles, or slightly asymmetric accents, these fashion pieces are ideal for a playfully feminine note. You wear them perfectly to match your subtle fitted tops to underline your figure best.

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Ragland Sleeves and Spaghetti Straps


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Ladies with a top-heavy figure should definitively know their way with sleeves: They are actually essential for the impact of their silhouette. Sleeveless or off-the-shoulder tops, smooth raglan sleeves, and spaghetti straps are perfect for this figure type, especially if combined with a fitted waist and slightly issued skirts.

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Issued Skirts, Dresses, and Coats


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The woman with an Y-shaped figure can get a perfect balance with a basic allrounder: the issued skirt! Dresses, skirts, and coats with broad, generous lengths will look gorgeous on this figure type, as long as the waist remains slightly fitted. Combined with off-the-shoulder pieces, sleeveless tops, or spaghetti straps, these fashion pieces give the Y-shaped type a very impressive look.

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And what about you? Do you think they may be more ideal fashion pieces of this figure type? Let us know by writing your comment below!


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