Body Shape Guide

Bottle Body Shape

Build your Ideal Capsule Wardrobe

I’m focusing on the Bottle body shape in this week’s article of the Body Shape Series.  Read the Body Shape Guide to find out it you’re a bottle body shape.

Top Tips for Dressing a Bottle Body Shape

To dress a bottle well you need to balance out the proportions so we need to add volume to your top half.

  1. Wear fitted tops and have fun with accessories because a statement necklace will draw attention upwards.
  2. Avoid capri pants, stretch pants, pencil skirts, skinny jeans and ankle straps on shoes because they draw attention to your lower half.

The Bottle Body Shape Capsule Collection Should Include:

A tailored shirt with ruffling or detail near the bust. The detail adds volume to your torso and draws attention upwards.

Slim fitting tops with detailing or ‘drama’ on the shoulders because it makes your shoulders appear broader.

A fitted knit that can be worn as a vest or as a top.  Putting a vest over a fitted shirt is a great way to broaden the top half of your body.  Look for one with a round or scoop neckline.

A fitted jacked that nips in to highlight your waist and has some width at the shoulders. Shoulder pads are your friend, provided they aren’t reminiscent of the 80’s power shoulder.

A fit and flare dress with cap sleeves.  A-line shapes are your friend as a bottle, as are fitted tops and shoulder detailing so this style of dress was made for you.

A panelled A-line skirt with sturdy fabric so skirt keeps its shape.

Wide leg slacks or Palazzo Pants fall from the hip and skim over your thighs disguising your curvy calves.  Hem them so they hit just above the ground because it will lengthen your leg visually.  If you don’t do heels you need to wear them with pointed flats.

Chunky high heels or wedges because they balance out your curvy legs. As an added bonus they’re easy to walk in!

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