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Monday, July 5, 2021

Best Zoom Tops for the Hourglass Body Shape

We’ve nearly come to the end of our mini-series about zoom tops for the main 5 body shapes but there’s one group that we haven’t talked about yet; the hourglass or X body shape. Check out our collection to see some of the best zoom tops for the hourglass body shape.

As with all of our body shape guides, these are just our suggestions, not fixed ‘fashion rules.’ We want to encourage you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in.

Featured Image : DressLiliy

Ok so what exactly is the hourglass or X body shape? 

You can tell if you have an hourglass figure (the most wanted body type) if  you have :

  • equally proportioned bust and hips
  • large bust
  • a well defined waist
  • shapely legs

You can rock pretty much any style of top you want. But styles that look really great for your body type include wraps and fitted styles, dark shades, V-necks, and  ¾ length sleeves. 

When choosing the best zoom tops for the hourglass body shape simplicity is key.

Shopping for a jacket for your next zoom? Our top tip is to keep it simple. Single breasted blazers, trenches and belted styles are perfect picks.

What 'not' to wear

Button-up shirts can sometimes be a problem with gapping and popping out. But if you want to wear that shirt - go for it - and maybe stick a cami underneath just in case.

Other things to consider or maybe avoid completely are bulky fabrics that will hang down from your boobs and look like you are wearing a smock. Tops that have frills, chest pockets and other top detailing that can make you look top heavy.

Plus size bodies are sexualised A LOT (I'm looking at you TikTok and Instagram) and that's especially true for the hourglass body shape. This can be great if you want to show off your sexy frame, but if it makes you feel uncomfortable at all or if you are in a situation where it's 'not appropriate' like at work, etc. there are some things that you can do to downplay the vibe.

Stripe Godet Linen Blend Blazer - Ulla Popken

Vertical stripes are a sure way to distract the eyeline down and away from your bust. We love this single-breasted Godet Linen Blend Blazer from Ulla Popken.

Plus Green Long Sleeve Fitted Top - River Island

Another top tip is to choose tops in darker shades just like this Plus Green Long Sleeve Fitted Top from River Island. The scoop neckline is ideal for your body shape and its super versatile too!

Drape Front V-Neck Stretch Knit Top - Ulla Popken

This figure-hugging wrap top in navy is classically cool and perfect for any zoom whether it's work, video date or hanging out with long-distance family and friends. (Hi lockdown 2 in Sydney) This Drape Front V-Neck Stretch Knit Top from Ulla Popken has short-length sleeves.

Plus Size Swing Shrug - R&M Richards

R&M Richards is giving us sheer elegance with the gorgeous Swing Shrug available in either black or navy.

Easy V- Neck Tunic - Eloquii

Sleek lines and quality staples are key for your wardrobe staples so when you're shopping for the best zoom tops for the hourglass body shape we love the Eloquii Easy V-Neck Tunic and its available in 4 colors!

For more top tips for the hourglass or X body shape check our complete guide or workwear styles for the hourglass figure.

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