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Your body type is: Oval

As an Oval body type, you have a large bust, narrow hips, and a full midsection. You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back and upper body. Your waist is undefined and the widest part of your frame. You also have a full, shorter neck and full face. Your buttocks are somewhat flat and your legs are slender. Your shapely legs are your best asset.

How to Dress an Oval Body Shape

The key to dressing an Oval body type is to de-emphasize your midsection and create a more defined waist. This is achieved by choosing clothing that add curves and fullness to your lower body and tops that taper to a waist. You have amazing legs so feel free to play with skirt lengths, but don’t go too short otherwise you will further a top-heavy look. Please click on the thumbnails below to learn more about how to dress an Oval body type.

oval body shape tops


Look for tops that will will taper your upper body while creating a more defined waist:

  • Tops with nipped or belted waists.
  • Square, wide V or U necks.
  • Wrap style tops and jackets.
  • Tops with vertical details.
  • Tops that flare at the hip.
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  • oval body shape dress shirt
  • oval body shape belted top
  • oval body shape tunic
  • oval body shape wrap top
  • oval body shape safari jacket
  • oval body shape jacket
oval body shape bottoms


Look for bottoms that will minimize your lower half:

  • Pants with full or wide legs.
  • Go for details such as whiskering, embellished pockets & flap pockets.
  • Full, tiered, flared or bubble skirts.
  • Cargo or safari pants with pronounced hip and rear pockets.
  • Mid-rise waists with wide waistbands.
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  • oval body shape cargo pants
  • oval body shape flowing pants
  • oval body shape full skirt
  • oval body shape straight skirt
oval body shape swimsuits


Look for suits that will define your waist and add curves to your figure. Look for:

  • Tankinis and one piece suits with hourglass prints.
  • Skirted suits with light colored busts.
  • Straps that sits mid shoulder.
  • Suits with wrap or crisscross details.
  • Bottoms with hip details such as ties.
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  • oval body shape tankinis
  • oval body shape swimdress
  • oval body shape one-piece swimsuit
  • oval body shape one-piece wrap swimsuit

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