Spring 2013 Fashion Trends for a Circle Body Shape

Is your widest body part your belly? If so, you’re a Circle shape. Empire waists and looser tops that offer a little room for disguise, paired with fitted bottoms to show off your slender legs, are your best fashion bet. Now that you know which silhouettes are best suited for your bod, you’re ready to rock the latest in spring fashion.

Check out our favorite high-end designer styles straight off the runway—along with “real life” wearable takes on the hottest spring trends that flatter your Circle body shape.

QUIZ: What’s Your Body Shape?

1The trend: Graphic black and white

The runway: Roland Mouret

Prefer to disguise your fuller mid-section? Circle shapes should take a cue from Mouret and add a twist-front detail across the belly in of-the-moment black and white.

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Your way: An interesting pattern on a loose and easy dress or tunic is a figure-flatterer for Circle shapes. The print offers a little optical illusion confusion, while the short hem highlights your thin legs. Beauty!

Your way: An easy solution to make the black and white trend slimming? This fab color-blocked top. Its roomy shape (it even has pockets!) hides all sorts of sins, and the stretch pants will make your legs look long and lean. We’d wear this everywhere from the office to a fancy date night.

For a more affordable option, try TanJay colorblock scoopneck top, $28, Dillard’s

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Your way: The strategically-placed panels of white turn this dress into not only a geometric masterpiece, but also a total body-morphing piece of genius.

5The trend: Shorts suits

The runway: Helmut Lang

Your legs will go on for days in this elegant ensemble that features an unstructured jacket, sure to keep any muffin tops under wraps.

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Your way: The sweet print on these pleated shorts paired with a ladylike sequined jacket and loose halter (leave it untucked for added belly disguise) is runway ready.

Milly shorts, $200, Adriana jacket, $410, and swing cami, $195

Your way: Wanna look white hot? Reach for these cuffed Bermuda shorts that emphasize your narrow hips and a peplum jacket that offers forgiveness around your wider middle. A soft blouse or tank in a faux wrap also works to whittle your waist.

Bebe cuffed Bermuda short, $89, and Paula peplum jacket, $169

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Your way: A relaxed animal-print short will have circle-shaped women cheering, as the pattern highlights their slim legs. Throw on this pointed lapel blazer to cheat a thinner waist, add a black T-shirt (always slimming!) and you’re the queen of the fashion jungle.

Forever 21 blazer, $32.80, and trouser shorts, $17.80

9The trend: Bold stripes

The runway: Dolce & Gabbana

An empire waist and punchy colors make this dress a springtime winner—whether you pair it with flats or sky-high wedge sandals.

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Your way: Hang loose (and look hot!) in this swingy striped style that distracts from your middle. The ruffle hem and vertical stripes bring the eye down to your pretty legs—a plus for Circle gals.

Your way: Bold vertical stripes are not only trendy, but they also look great on a Circle body shape. Bonus! The elastic waist adds comfort (just wear a longer, untucked blouse to hide your middle). Yep, we’re mad for mod, aren’t you?

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Your way: An empire waist, full skirt and vertical stripes—can you feel this dress beckoning, Circle shapes? Wear with bare legs if you dare, or try skinny jeans or leggings for a more work-appropriate look.