Hey Sister, let’s talk apple body shapes! If you are like me, you’re thinking 🎶 Apple Bottom Jeans, Boots with the Fur 🎶 …I don’t know why my head always goes there! While you are humming this song in your head, see if this description applies to you. Apple body types tend to have wider shoulders, larger busts, narrower hips, and fuller waists. If these describe you, then we can tell you the best ways to accentuate your enviable figure while camouflaging parts you may be self-conscious about. While there are lots of rules out there on how to dress your body type, we’ve condensed it down to four essential tips for dressing your apple body shape.
- Pick the Right Top
The right sleeves, neckline, and fit can do wonders for flattering your body type. Apple shapes look best in V-neck tops, squares, or scoop necklines because they elongate the neckline and make your torso seem longer, which makes your midsection look slimmer. Avoid high necklines or turtlenecks because they add visual bulk. Instead of fitted sleeves that add focus to your bust and waist, opt for flowy sleeves or cap sleeves, which put emphasis on your shoulders and arms. Pick pieces that are slightly fitted but skim away from the midsection to avoid extra volume around your stomach.
- Add Structure and Shape
Layers are your friend! They aren’t meant to hide your figure, but rather control what shape you want people to see. Open cardigans flow over your curves, skim over the midsection, and elongate your figure, all making you look taller and slimmer. Jackets add the most structure by highlighting your shoulders and flowing right over your curves. Wrap style jackets are also a flattering choice. These types of jackets take focus away from your tummy and move it to your shoulders and neckline. Always pick jackets with buttons below the bust line, and avoid double-breasted jackets that add extra bulk to your midsection.
- Draw Attention Down
One of the apple shape body features is slender legs! Put the focus on one of your best features by wearing clothes that accentuate them. One way to do this is by wearing fitted pants or skirts. We wouldn’t recommend super skinny jeans, as they can make your top half look disproportionately larger, but fitted straight leg denim still flatters your top half. Mom jeans or boyfriend jeans look great on you because they show off your toned bottom while evening out your proportions. Wide leg pants have the same effect. Wear bright colors or patterns on your bottom half to draw the eye downward.
- Elongate Your Figure
When you incorporate long lines into your outfits, you make yourself look taller and slimmer. You can do this by wearing clothes with vertical lines that draw the eye upward. You can also wear high waisted pants, skirts, and heels, which make your legs, look longer. Dangly earrings accentuate your neck and shoulders and draw the eye up towards your face. Wearing flattering dresses work by not breaking up the body and creating a continuous line.
Play with proportions to give you the most flattering look! Whether you’re going to work, shopping, or to church, you can look amazing with these tips. Visit our website to shop our clothes made with your figure in mind!