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  • The (Second) Ultimate Guide to Oval Body Shape Styles

    July 31, 2023 3 min read

    Every body is beautiful and has its own charm. The key is to know how to highlight your best features. Let's dive into some style tips for oval body shapes, inspired by celebrities like Oprah and Adele.

    (Watch the video on Youtube below)

    Identifying the Oval Body Type

    First things first, let's understand if you have an oval body type. Usually, this involves having strong shoulders, a full bust and midsection, and slightly leaner legs. This body type is typically elongated, making it an amazing canvas for fashion. Remember, every body shape is gorgeous, and we're here to help you feel confident and fabulous!

    Don'ts for Oval Body Types

    Knowing what to avoid can be just as important as knowing what to embrace. Here are a few fashion pitfalls to steer clear of:

    • Oversized clothing: Avoid baggy outfits as they can drown your body shape and make you appear larger. Remember, we're aiming for a balance between fit and comfort.

    • Tight-fitted clothing: On the opposite end, avoid clothes that are too tight, like crop tops. These can highlight areas you might prefer to downplay and disrupt the balance of your silhouette.

    • Clingy materials: Say no to fabrics that bunch up or cling uncomfor

    Dos for Oval Body Types

    Now, let's dive into some style tips that will help you accentuate your best features and feel like a star!

    • Flattering necklines: Choose necklines like V-necks or U-shapes that draw the eye vertically, helping to lengthen your body.

    • Wrap Dresses: These are a great way to highlight your waist. Opt for designs with a tie on one side for the best effect.

    • Tapered garments: Look for clothing that fits well around your body without being too tight. A relaxed sleeve, a fitted midsection, and a flowy bottom is a great combination to try.

    • Structured Jackets: Avoid boxy jackets and opt for ones that are more fitted, maybe even with a 3/4 sleeve to highlight your figure.

    • Jumpsuits: These are a fantastic option for oval body shapes. Think of a denim jumpsuit with a relaxed fit through the legs and a belt to accentuate the waist.

    Dressing like the Stars

    Celebrities like Oprah and Adele, who have oval body shapes, often wear tops that create volume, paired with tapered bottoms. A puff-sleeve blazer, a maxi skirt with a slit, or a belted skirt can help create a balanced and flattering look.

    Remember, the key is to aim for a look that is neither too oversized nor too fitted. Sticking to neutral tones can also help achieve a more elongated look.

    Conclusion: Embrace Your Beautiful Curves

    Now that you have a better understanding of your oval body shape and how to accentuate its beauty, it's time to have fun experimenting with your wardrobe! Whether it's a tailored blazer with straight-leg pants or a stylish jumpsuit, we're here to help you feel confident and chic.

    Feel free to DM us on Instagram with your outfit ideas. We also offer free styling sessions at Bella Ella to help you customize your look completely - from shoes and jewelry to hairstyle suggestions!

    And if you're still not completely sure about your body type, we've got you covered. Click on our free body calculator for a top-to-bottom assessment, so you can fully understand and appreciate your unique body type. It's all about celebrating and accentifying the beauty that is uniquely you. Happy styling!

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