Are you having trouble finding the right outfit for your full figure? Your apple shaped body can look stunning in many outfits if you follow these secret tips.
Are your shoulders more rounded and wider than your hips? Do you have thin arms and legs but tend to gain weight at your midsection? Is your waistline less defined than an hourglass figure?
If you answered yes to all these questions, it’s likely that you have an apple shaped body. And you’re in good company!
Drew Barrymore, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Queen Latifah all rock the apple shaped figure. And so can you!
So, what kinds of outfits should women with an apple shaped figure look for? Here are 5 secrets to choosing the right outfits for the apple body shape!
1. The Top Is Everything
Because an apple shape concentrates on the torso, you’ll want to focus on your shirts and tops the most. Luckily, there are lots of comfy options that do an excellent job at showing off your figure in the right ways.
V-neck shirts and dresses are staples and should have a bit of slack for a breezy silhouette. Loose A-line tunics, boyfriend button-ups, and open shirt collars make great worktops. Look for these tops in longer lengths so that they hide more of your tummy. Avoid tucking your shirts into your pants or skirts.
Choose shirts with embellishments on the top, like near the collar or shoulders, or on the bottom. Avoid shirts with details and decorations around the midsection, hips, and bust.
2. Sleeves or Strapless?
When it comes to tops for apple shaped women, anything goes! Those who are comfortable with their arms can show them off with sleeveless tops and dresses. If you choose to go strapless, make sure the top or dress has a more fitted silhouette.
Fitted sleeves with a V or scoop neck are great for balancing out a large bust and a bigger midsection. Avoid sleeves that end at the bust. Instead, look for 3/4 sleeves or sleeved tops that fall just below the shoulders.
3. Your Bra Can Create a More Defined Waist
Women with apple shaped bodies tend to have bigger busts. By choosing the right bra, not only will you uplift your bust. You’ll create the illusion of a more defined waistline in the process.
Durability, comfort, and style are the key components of choosing the right bra for a big bust. V-neck, seamless bras are the go-to style for women with big busts. Demi-cut bras are also great for low-cut clothing.
4. Complement Your Pants with Your Shoes
One of the best parts about having an apple body shape is that you can rock any pair of pants you like. Leggings, skinny jeans, anything that shows off your amazing legs!
But to accentuate the look of your bottoms, it all boils down to the shoes you’re wearing!
When wearing a dress or more fitted pants, aim for platform heels and wedges. The end goal is to balance out your figure and it’s possible to do that by adding more height to your silhouette. Make sure that the ends are more rounded than pointed.
When it comes to boots, the higher the better. Calf-length boots are better than ankle boots.
5. Accessorize Appropriately
Women with apple figures should avoid wearing belts, no matter if they’re big or small. If necessary, choose a thin belt to go with a more loose fitting top that’s tucked into the pants.
As far as jewelry goes, statement earrings and bracelets are key. Necklaces are fine, as well, but they should be small and minimally detailed. That way, you can create a more proportioned and balanced torso in the process.
Ready to Shop for Your Apple Shaped Body?
Every body type dresses differently. With these 7 secrets, you’ll be well on your way to flaunting your apple figure in the right ways.
Looking to update your wardrobe with clothes that’ll complement your apple shaped body? If so, start by browsing our collection of trendy and affordable tops!