Round/oval

With a round silhouette, the upper portion of the body is typically where much of the volume is. The waist is often not well-defined.

1

Largest Area

Chest and Abdomen

Goal

Elongate the figure, balance out the heavier top area, and create a visual waistline. 

R

Focus On

Deep round/V shaped necklines, articles of clothing that create vertical lines (not lined patterns), and empire (fitted/high) waistlines.

Q

Avoid

Busy prints, vertical lined prints, oversized clothing, wide legged pants that aren’t high waisted, and closed off necklines (turtlenecks).

Tips & Tricks

Use this body type fashion guide to find the best clothing options for your specific body type. You should always pay attention to:

Color

Solid colors work really well for this body type. This is an opportunity to play with a variety of colors, texture and patterns that excite and inspire you. Limit how much black you pick out. Get outside of your comfort zone. You might surprise yourself.

Layers

Don’t be afraid to layer items. This might mean picking out clothing items that add movement – a kimono/robe, oversized scarf, or cape if you’re into costume wear. Items that can be easily added to a look make it more versatile.

Lines

Clothing with vertical lines will help elongate the body. Lines in clothing (not pattern) will draw our eye to where we want the focus to be. Likewise, lines in the wrong placement can work against us. The goal is ALWAYS to create a visual waistline while balancing out the shoulders and hips.

Balance

As with any body type, we want to balance out the volume. The ROUND body type’s largest volume area is the upper body. Typically defined by broad shoulders and a larger bust and abdomen area, which creates the round shape that this body type is defined by. 

E

Do add volume to the lower body

Draw attention away from the volume of the upper body by adding clothing with volume to the lower body.

E

Don't add volume to the upper body

Adding bulkier clothing to the upper body will only accentuate that area making it feel heavier, which is what we want to avoid.

Shopping

More is More

When we build your 5 outfits for the shoot, we need options to work with and build those looks. Bring MORE than just 5 outfits. If you try something on and it makes you feel good, throw it in your bag!

(This also does not mean bring your entire closet. Use your best judgement)

variety

We want to capture as much variety as possible in these 5 looks. Think about color, texture, layers, accessories, etc. We know that everyone gravitates toward black but throwing a little color into the mix can be a game changer!

Not sure what colors looks best on you? Take a quiz and then use the color pallette.

 

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Extra, Extra!

Bring plenty of extra undergarment sets to your session. We can’t stress this enough! Again, thinking of color and texture when doing so. This will give us the potential to expand your looks and add variety very easily. Often times, in ways you may not have anticipated when you packed your bag.

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Tops & Lingerie
Deep V or Scoop Neckline
Varying Shirt or Jacket Lengths
Layering Articles of Clothing

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The v-shaped neckline created by the half-buttoned flannel in addition to the layering elongates the upper half of the body and creates a slimming effect. 

Shop Tops & Lingerie

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

Do Your Own Search

Here are some key words/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Plus Size V Neck Tops

Deep V Neck Tops for Women

Round Neck Tops for Women

Side Wrap Sweater

Plus Size Lingerie with Bra Support

Plus Size Blazer

Dresses, Skirts, & Robes
Empire (High) Waist Band
Asymmetrical Dresses (One Shoulder)
Long or Knee-length Skirt

 

What’s Working in this Look?

This empire cut dress is fantastic. The deep v-neckline and the defined high waist are helpful in creating balance to the body and giving definition to the waistline. The long skirt with the side slit creates the illusion of curves and allows for movement. 

Shop Dresses, Skirts, & Robes

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

Do Your Own Search

Here are some key words/phrases you can use to do your own search.

A-Line Skirt

Side Wrap Dress

Kimono with Belt

Pants
Straight/Slim Legged
High Waisted Palazzo Pants
Boot Cut

 

What’s Working in this Look?

The line of skin down the mid section of the blazer draws your eye down slimming the torso. The slim legged jeans draw your eye to the waistline and help define and give the illusion of curves.

 

 

Shop Pants

Here are some examples that you can use for inspiration or take out all of the guesswork and click on an image to add to your shopping cart. Remember to consider pattern and color when you’re shopping.

Do Your Own Search

Here are some key words/phrases you can use to do your own search.

Straight-leg Jeans for Women

Straight-leg Pants for Women

High Waisted Palazzo Pants for Women

Need More Help?

Could you benefit from more one-on-one help from a fashion expert?

You're in luck! Our amazing CRAVE Fashion Coach, Liz Garcia, offers various services for those who need a little more hand-holding. From private consultations to shopping lists curated for you, right down to doing the shopping for you, she is incredibly talented and our clients LOVE her. You will too!

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