How To Dress An Apple Shaped Body « Stylelogue

How To Dress An Apple Shaped Body

September 7th, 2010

Apple shape body

Apple Characteristics

Rounded shoulders

Fullness around the middle

Flattish bottom

Slimmer or average legs

Average to big bust

How To Create Visual Balance

~ Follow your body line – avoid excess fabric over bust, around tummy and hips

~ Keep detail in top and lower thirds

~ Keep the clothing line straight to slightly fitted, but fabric soft so you avoid unnecessary bulk around the bosom, waist and tummy

~ Keep details above the bust line and below the hip line – for everything in between keep it plain and simple

~ The shoulders need attention so you should balance them from the front and side views

~ Keep your silhouette fitted under bust and as well below your arms and along your waist

~ Splits at waist are an excellent visual diversion!


~ Wearing belts whether big or small

~ Any details, fuss and volume near bust, tummy or hip area e.g. high-waisted trousers or waistbands, pleats or gathers starting at waist

~ Skirts above knee length

~ Clothes that finish on your tummy or just below your waist

~ Excessive fabric in the mid section

~ Gathered or tiered skirts

~ Petite shoes, kitten heels, boots with buckles, Ugg boots

Ideas For Apple Shapes- Work, Dressy Or Casual

Jackets And Coats For Apple Shapes

Sequinned Jacket for apple shape

This embellished jacket, fitted around the bust, takes the focus away from the tummy

Black Jacket for apple shape

High, flat lapel; longer waist and hemline, all flatter apple shapes

Tops For Apple Shapes

Cream top for apple shape

Black trim around neckline, floaty shape and puff cuffs draw eye away from tummy.

Evening wear top for apple shapes

Empire line with a-line drape hides larger tummy area

Dresses For Apple Shapes

Black dress for apple shapes

Deep v-neck creates focal point away from tummy; v-shaped empire line adds to the flattering line

Olive bow dress for apple shapes

The focus is on the bow and away from the tummy. The empire line flatters larger middles.

Trousers And Jeans For Apple Shapes

Boot cut trousers & jeans for apple shapes

Straighter or boots cuts with higher waists, pull in the tummy and flatter legs.

Trousers for apple shape Wide leg

Slim fit over hips combined with wide leg, flatters apple shapes.

Skirts For Apple Shapes

Skirt for apple shape Straight

Slim fitted waist plus print detail at hem draws focus away from tummy.

Fluted skirt for apple body shapes

Sleek lines skim hips and waist and so any bulk steers clear of the tummy area.

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