Spring Outfits for Plus Size Circle (or Apple) Shaped Women
The trees are budding out, birds are chirping and the grass is growing greener (literally and figuratively!). Spring has sprung and it’s time to clean out your closet and prepare for a totally new season!
Spring is an interesting season clothing-wise. Temps can soar or plummet and you have to be prepared for anything. Light layers are always a winner and you can’t go wrong with cardigans, jackets, and blazers.
But what should you be wearing for spring if you are a circle shaped plus-sized woman? If you haven’t read our previous article about identifying your plus size body shape, you can check out that article here. If you’re reading this particular article, then perhaps you already know you fit into this category. Congrats because you are in the circle-shaped club with one of Love Marlow co-owners Leslie!
We’ve rounded up some simple styling tips for selecting spring clothing for plus sized circle shaped women!
First, let’s just call out some general styling tips for plus size circle shaped women:
- Create/define your waist. This can be done through wearing v-neck cut tops or just details that give a similar illusion.
- Jacket hemlines should be at your natural waist
- Since circle shapes tend to have slimmer legs, accentuate them with bolder prints on bottom.
Now that we have that established, let’s see these tips in action when it comes to plus size spring clothing:
Use a Necklace to Define a Waist
Don’t be afraid to let your accessories do the heavy lifting! We love how this chunky beaded and tassel necklace is bold and really draws the eye down, creating an illusion of a more defined waist.
This dress is also so gorgeous and a great shape for us circles. It's not overly fitted, nor overly bulky and the ruffle detail at the bottom also draws the eye down away from our middles.
Bold Skirt on Bottom and Natural Waist Fitting Jacket
Here’s an outfit for spring that jackets so many boxes for circle shapes! First, the bold flirty skirt draws the eye downward and is such a showstopper! The jacket on top hits at the natural waist which helps define your waist further. If you’re not familiar with a natural waist, find yours by bending to the side, where you crease is your natural waist.
Pay Attention to Unique Details That Meet Style Tips
This dress is a total knockout and a perfect pick for circle shapes! First, it has a shallow v-neck cut neckline, but the real winner is the v-shaped embroidery! It’s basically a big arrow towards the waist to define and draw the eyes in. The cinching at the waist will also aid in defining your middle section and we love how the bottom is a little more fitted to accentuate your smaller legs!
Layer for Warmth While Staying Stylish
Spring is all about layers, but circle shaped women need to be careful about adding too much bulk to their mid-sections. That’s why we’ve picked this gorgeous, semi-fitted jacket as a great option! It’s made of a lightweight suede that isn’t bulky and the lapel serves as a v-shape to draw the eye downward.
We’ve paired the jacket with a gorgeous striped tee that has a v-shaped detail along the neckline. Win, win!
While Spring is warm, it’s not quite tank and tee season which makes this long sleeve top a great choice! Even better is the great v-shaped detail at the neck! We love how the striped pattern of the sleeves is carried into the neck detail and the way it draws the eye inward and down. This top proves that you don’t have to have a true v-neck to get the benefits for plus size circle shaped women from the detai.