Body Shape Guide

Goblet Body Shape

Build Your Ideal Capsule Wardobe

Welcome to the next edition of the Body Shape Series!  This week I’m talking about the Goblet body shape.

To find out if you are a Goblet Body Shape read the Body Shape Guide.

Top Tips for Dressing a Goblet Body Shape

  1. Look for empire waistlines, scoop neck-lines, v-neck lines, low-rise slim leg pants and pencil skirts.  If you like bright colours, wear them on your bottom half only.
  2. Avoid shapeless items, like shift dresses and wide leg pants. You should also avoid anything that makes your top half look bigger.  This includes high neck-lines, chunky knits or jackets that are double breasted or have big shoulder pads.

The Goblet Body Shape wardrobe capsule collection should include:

An empire waisted top: look for one with a thicker band at the empire line and a V neckline.  This style of top will minimise your bust and cover your tummy to balance out your proportions.

A top with a scoop neck-line: these open up the torso, which makes the bust appear more in proportion to the waist.  Look for tops that finish at the hip because longer tops will highlight the difference between your bust and narrow hips rather than balancing them out.

Empire waistline dress: look for one that doesn’t flare out from the waist to the hem.  Choose one that has a defined empire waist, skims the body, finishes just above the knee and has a scoop or a v-neck.

A fitted single button jacked: make sure it is one that finishes at the hip and is a dark colour.  No bright colours, cropped lengths or longer line jackets because they will emphasise the size of your upper half.

Low-rise slim leg jeans and slacks: because going for a low-rise cut will help ensure that the jeans fit your legs properly.  If you buy a mid-rise or high-rise pair of jeans or slacks to fit your tummy, chances are they will be too baggy around your legs.

Pencil Skirt: choose one in a lighter colour that finishes on or above the knee.

Classic pumps: avoid stilettos and go for a classic set of pumps. Nothing too chunky and avoid platforms or chunky wedges.

A wide elastic belt: preferably in black with a simple buckle or fastening detail.  You can use the belt to create an empire type waist-line by wearing it just under the bust over shirts and dresses to create the illusion of a narrow waist.


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