The trend: Maxi dresses and skirts
Runway: Diane von Furstenberg
Circle-shaped women have a thicker middle, as well as slim legs and great arms that deserve to be shown off. This maxi dress stunner from fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg is forgiving around the waist, while the halter neckline draws the eye up to those stunning shoulders.
Your way: Circle shapes can hide a little belly bulge with an empire waist. This maxi length is super flattering and we love the flutter sleeves with raw edges.
Rachel Pally White Label caftan dress, $264, Nordstrom.com
Your way: Show off your pretty legs with this slit-cut skirt. Want to hide your tummy? Try adding a cardigan to keep it under wraps.
Express slit maxi skirt, $39.90, express.com
Your way: We’re slightly obsessed with the funky print on this glam gown. The halter neck gives a nod to the season’s ’70s trend, and circle body shapes will look cool at the office when they top this number with a structured black blazer. So chic!
Ark & Co. flutter maxi dress, $69, piperlime.com
The trend: Menswear
Runway: Peter Som
Borrowing from the boys never looked so beautiful. Pair slim or boot-cut slacks with a structured boyfriend-inspired jacket to pull this suit style together. Wear a cozy sweater or sport something sexy and feminine like a camisole underneath.
Your way: This long, lean British-style riding jacket is nipped in at the waist to help create a thinner midsection. The cropped, slim-fit slacks are perfect for highlighting look-at-me legs.
J. Crew Hacking jacket, $198, and Minnie stretch pant, $79.50, jcrew.com
Your way: Circle shapes, it’s kind of your duty to showcase those gorgeous legs of yours, and, yes, you can totally wear shorts for fall. If there’s a morning chill in the September air, toss on a cable-knit cardi. In December, just arm yourself with black tights and get ready to accept many compliments.
Trousered Bermudas, $118, Wavy Cables cardigan, $148, Wingfall blouse, $158, anthropologie.com
Your way: Want to look sleek in your menswear-style suit? Opt for a long one-button jacket that allows room for an ample middle. Pair it with super-skinny slacks to balance things out.
Lafayette 148 New York long jacket, $398, Nordstrom.com
The trend: Clashing prints
Runway: Tory Burch
Be bold by choosing large prints, such as this plaid paired with stripes. Darker shades are flattering on every body type, but the trick is to choose similar color families when picking patterns.
Your way: Not sure you’re ready to dive in and mix things up? Start slowly with a statement-making coat and printed top. Pair them with dark skinny jeans and heels and it’s a Circle body type’s dream outfit.
Liz Claiborne striped sweater, $29.99, and leopard jacket, $124.99, JCPenney
Your way: Take the guesswork out of mixing prints by choosing a style that does the hard work for you. This cool T-shirt uses large black and red stripes along with smaller black and white stripes to deliver the mixed prints trend. Bonus: The loose cut helps hide any tummy issues.
Bailey 44 Go Absolutely Wild color block T-Shirt, $118, Nordstrom.com
Your way: Leggings should hold a premiere spot in your closet. Try this spot-on leopard style to show off your legs and pair it with an oversize checked sweatshirt to minimize your middle.
Asos leopard leggings, $34.48, and check oversized sweatshirt, $51.72, asos.com
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