Dress Guide for The Male Body Types

Oval Male Body Type

This shape results from carrying excess weight. It is accompanied by a large stomach, full arms and legs. When dressing this body, design lines that slim and visually lengthen the body need to be selected to ensure the best possible appearance. A perfect fit for clothes is essential.




Look for…

  • Softly fitted or neatly tailored clothes.
  • Loose (but not baggy), fitted shirts.
  • Trousers which sit comfortably at the waist and create support.
  • Adjustable, front-pleated or flat-fronted trousers that sit snugly at waist.
  • Jackets and coats with a slightly structured shoulder.
  • Light-weight fabrics which can be layered without adding any bulk.


Oval body type outfits.


Tops 5 Wardrobe Must-Haves for the Oval Male Body Type

  • Vertical stripe shirts.
  • Tailored suits, preferably American-cut.
  • Fine wool and cashmere fitted sweaters for cooler climates.
  • Casual or smart shirts in linen or cotton for good ventilation.
  • Loose-fitting trousers which fit perfectly across the bottom, waist, thighs and crotch.


On Final Note

Despite all the different body shapes around you can always find something to wear without feeling stressed out. Fit is everything. It’s the difference between looking good and ‘could do better’, and has the power to make budget high-street pieces look superior to designer versions. Ignore its importance, and your style instantly suffers.


How do you find clothes to suit your body type? Any essential figure-fixing advice you’d like to impart?

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