Some people refer to this figure as an apple body shape, but calling ourselves fruit is never good for the self-esteem. Instead, if you think of yourself as a shape, you can find clothing, and accessories, that follow your circle body shape, and flatter your figure.
If you have a Circle Body Shape you:
- tend to have really narrow wrists and ankles
- limbs (arms and legs) may be your favourite feature
- tend to gain weight in your middle section
- may be self conscious of your tummy area
- have a higher waist (the narrowest part of your torso tends to be right below your breast)
Style Tips for the Circle Body Shape:
- bring attention to wrist and ankles as they are two of your best features
- garments with ruching in torso area will comfortable, and create flattering definition for your figure
- an empire waist garment (without pleats) will define the narrowest part of your torso, and float over tummy area
- show off your shapely legs
- look for pants made of stretchy fabric so the waistband feels comfortable, but the hip is narrow enough to work for you
Clothing and Accessories that will be easiest for you to wear:
- long tunics that skim your torso, will lengthen your upper body, and make it appear slimmer (wear with narrow pants like leggings or skinny jeans, to show off your shapely legs)
- bracelets bring attention to teeny wrists
- skirts and dresses are a feminine way to bring attention to legs and arms
- patterned tights bring even more attention to sexy legs
- shoes with ankle straps (very hard for many shapes to wear, but look great on you)
Find outfits that would look really great on your triangle body shape here, here and here.
Are you a circle body shape? If so, will you stop using the term apple body shape to describe your figure?
If this shape doesn’t sound like you, one of these other body shapes might feel more relatable: Triangle, Inverted Triangle, Hourglass, Standard, or Rectangle.
Ypu perfectly described my figure, especially with the higher waist (I’ve never seen that option before in apple shape description). I’m wondering if I’m right – I think that peplum tops and dresses also fits my figure and the second thing – my back look awfully wide in parka coats, even though it shoud define waist so maybe I’m not apple but rectangle? (I have full butt and breast and my arms are rather wider)
Wendy Woods says
It sounds like you might even have an hourglass shape. Does this resonate with you?
What would you define a body that tends to gain weight in the back and middle with no hip or bottom. I have larger breasts. I wear a large in shirts and 6-8 in pants. I have been struggling for 30 of my almost 50 years. Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
Wendy Woods says
Sounds to me that the “rules” of the circle shape would serve you well! One of the best things to keep in mind is to make sure that all of your bottoms are stretchy especially in the waist band. This will help you find items that feel comfortable in the waist but are narrow enough in the hip. Of course, if you’d like even more direction I would be happy to help you personally: http://www.therefinery.ca/online-personal-shopping
Hi. I do not know if this is the right type for me but I am 5’0 and weigh 120 pounds. I have broad shoulders, a wide back, and fuller arms compared to my more slim and lean legs and my weight seems to gain more in my face, upper body, and my stomach. Is this my shape or am I more towards the inverted triangle body type? Thank you
Wendy Woods says
Sounds like you could be a circle shape for sure! Actually circle and inverted triangle can be very related. Sometimes women change between these shapes as they gain and lose weight. You could use tips from both as they feel appropriate for you.