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How to Dress the Circle Body Shape

Your shoulders are broad, and your hips are narrow OR your hips are even to your shoulders. The Circle body type typically consist of a larger bust, narrow hips, and full midsection with great legs.


Styling the Circle is all about creating balance in the upper body by choosing clothes that accentuate your curves and add fullness to the lower body.


When styling the upper body tops and t-shirts with tapered waistlines will create an elegant balance, although details should remain above the bustline and below the hipline. Low and wide necklines such as a V-neck will emphasise the shoulders, neckline and bust. To de-emphasise the midsection and to create a more defined waist, pull it in visually with sleeves that accentuate the upper body and arms. Detailed sleeves such as gathers, cuffs, draped fabrics, and flared sleeves will create a more proportional silhouette. Wrap tops and dresses are also extremely flattering for the Circle body shape as they subtly cinch in the waist whilst enhancing the arms and legs.


Minimalistic cardigans and jackets that skim over the midsection and end at the hipbone should be worn open to create a draped fit whilst remaining snug on the shoulders. Clingy knits are not recommended. Coats longer than midsection/hipbone look fantastic but details such as belts, double breasts or too many details should be avoided.


Wide leg and flowing trousers such as bootcuts and flares are very flattering on a Circle body shape since they balance out the midsection, bringing attention to the slimmer legs. Prominent side or back pockets such as cargos will add curves to the hips. Low to mid-rise is good with a wide waistband.

Skirts should hit right about the knee, knee or at the calf. Straight skirts with a flirty flared bottom look great as they gentle slim the body whilst filling out the hips. A-line and pencil skirts will look amazing on you. Details on the hemline will also draw attention to the legs.

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