No matter what your shape, we’re here to help you accentuate the best bits and flatter areas we’d like to disguise. If this sounds like you, you’re a sumptuous apple shape.
– Your bust and hips at the same width
– Your middle area is the widest part
– You have an undefined waist
The best way to flatter an apple shape is to create an hourglass silhouette with a-line shapes, belts and high waisted pieces. Accentuate your best bits with our apple shape style guide…
Length and material is the most important aspects when it comes to tops for apple shapes. Take the emphasis away from your tummy with middle ruching and v necks that create a vertical line. Choose unclingy, woven fabrics that float over your tummy. And hipbone length tops that cut your off in the perfect place. Patterned designs flatter and camouflage, and look effortless!
Choose a structured jacket that adds extra shape to your figure, like a smart wool coat or a-line design. Cropped jackets hit your figure in the wrong place, so choose a longer length jacket; we love a belted mac that skims over your hips!
Shorter length skirts look fabulous on an apple shape who normally has slender pins! A-line skirts and bias cut mini and midi designs help to create the illusion of a waist by making the bottom of the skirt a wider length, and skater skirts create the same illusion to create an hourglass shape.
When it comes to the perfect fifty plus dresses, look for a structured dress that creates the illusion of a waist to flatter. Empire dresses are the perfect style to flatter an apple shape, with a high waisted style that emulates a waist on the smallest party of your tummy! Alternatively, choose a v-neck wrap dress that focuses on your fabulous neckline and creates a waist. Finally, if you’re looking for something looser, a structured shift dresses shifts the focus away from any apple shape.
Since your weight goes onto your tummy, chances are you have a gorgeous set of pins! Show these off in flared or straight trousers, but make sure you go for a high-waisted pair to keep your tummy in. You have one of the few shapes that look gorgeous in a paperbag or carrot shape- the extra material around your bum will create the illusion of hips.
The essential accessory for an apple shape is a belt! Cinch in or create a waist with a wide belt, unless you’re petite, then pick a narrower style. Alternatively, a pretty scarf is a great choice as these can hide a multitude of sins.
Fortunately, it’s so easy to get the perfect swimwear for an apple shape! Tankinis are a great choice as they cover your tummy, or ruching around the waist helps to disguise a multitude of sins. There are so many secret slimming swimsuits and tankinis out there, and choose a top that have wide straps to support your bust.
Do you have any more tips for apple shapes? We, and fellow apple ladies, would love to hear them!