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Contrary to popular belief, the best wine doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of wines under $10 that have won awards. If you ball out on Trader Joe’s “two-buck Chuck,” but still want to feel fancy, just update your glassware.
Geometric wine glasses are all the rage on Instagram right now. These are the glasses with a somewhat square or hexagonal design. Basically, the bottom of the glass is flat or angled, instead of rounded, where it meets the stem. See examples from West Elm and Pottery Barn below:
Horizon Glassware, $5.10+
Super cute, right? No matter what you drink out of a geometric wine glass — red wine, white wine, champagne or even water — you’ll definitely feel more elegant.
If you were a fan of the original Gossip Girl series, you’ve actually seen the square-edged glasses before. Blair Waldorf practically launched the trend in 2009! And the geometric wine glasses even graced the Thanksgiving table of the Humphreys and Van der Woodsens. Turns out that the Gossip Girl wine glasses are timeless, and more popular than ever now.
While Blair probably wouldn’t dare, you can find geometric stemless wine glasses, too. Stemless wine glasses are easier for storing in small spaces, more casual and are generally more durable. But keep in mind if you’re a white wine drinker, the warmth of your hand on the glass will transfer to your drink. So, if you like a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc, you should probably stick to using glasses with stems.
If you want geometric wine glasses to elevate your next wine night in, check out the popular styles below. Whether you’re sipping solo on the couch or having friends over for happy hour, you’ll feel like a bonafide socialite.
Elixir Glassware, Set of 4, $43.97 (Orig. $55)
More than 2,000 Amazon shoppers give these square-shaped wine glasses 5 out of 5 stars. “They feel light, delicate and expensive with all the weight in the stem and base. I tipped one over and it didn’t break! I expected it to shatter,” wrote one reviewer.
Luxbe Crystal Wine Glasses, Set of 4, $49.98 ($54.99)
Here’s another great Amazon find! These geometric wine glasses have a softer, rounded edge. You can buy them in a set of two, four or six and use them for drinking all types of wine.
Horizon Stemless Glassware, Set of 4, $20.40 (Orig. $34)
This one is for the stemless wine glass lovers. Of course, a simple square-edge stemless glass looks a lot like a regular drinking glass. This version from West Elm indents at the top a bit to accentuate the unique shape.
Oblique Glassware, $1.90+ (Orig. $8.10+)
West Elm’s Oblique Glassware offers wine glasses, champagne flutes, tumblers and high ball glasses in the trendy geometric shape. Plus, they’re all on sale for unbeatable prices, starting at less than $2 a tumbler.
Estelle Colored Glass is a Black-owned brand that brings colorful glassware to the table. This is the cobalt blue color, but there’s also red, pink, green, purple and more to choose from in this beautiful geometric shape.
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