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Fashion Tips by Body Shape - Oval
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Quick Fashion Tips For Oval Body Types

Below are Quick Tips for Oval Body Types. The objective of dressing your body type is to create the illusion of an hourglass figure. Since your midsection is the widest part of your body, the objective is to create the illusion of a waist. No matter what your weight is, balancing your body will have you looking good and feeling great!

Create Curves with Color

A monochromatic look usually works best. Add splashed of color with camisoles, earrings, necklaces and great shoes.

Examples:

  • Wear a dark colored dress with a wide dark belt and a vibrant statement necklace and colorful shoes.
  • Wear a dark pant or skirt suit with a bright colored cami and shoes.

Clothing Shapes For Oval Body Types

The key to dressing an oval body type is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body while creating a waist. Stay away from tight clothing (such as a tube-type dress). To create the most curvaceous effect proportionally accentuate your upper and lower body which will minimize your tummy by mixing and matching suggested separates.

Dresses For Oval Body Types

Choose dresses with A-line skirts, darted or belted waists and cuts or embellishments that draw attention and emphasize your bust and shoulders. Wide necklines, off-the-shoulder and big lapels are an excellent way to create illusion of volume without actually adding volume. Wide-lapeled, A-line, belted coat dresses are particularly flattering on your body type. Always proportionally enhance both your upper and lower body.

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Tops For Oval Body Types

Choose tops with cuts, necklines and embellishments that draw attention and add volume (or the illusion of volume) to your bust and shoulders while emphasizing a waistline. Off the shoulder or wide necklines are most flattering. Wide-lapeled wrap shirts and jackets with nipped-in waists and a slightly flaired bottom are excellent for oval body types. Both shirts and jackets that come to the hip-bone are the most flattering on your body type.

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Bottoms For Oval Body Types

Look for a line skirts and stay away from clingy or straight pencil skirts. Choose pants with flap-pockets or cargo pants. Boot cut, trouser cut or slightly flared cuts are all flattering to your body type.

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Accessories For Oval Body Types

Wide belts, chunky necklaces and earrings, eye-catching shoes, body shapers that trim your middle (like Spanx).

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