Flatter Your Figure: The Apple Body Shape
We know you’re not actually fruit-shaped,
but we still think you’re pretty sweet.
Trying to identify your body type can be one tricky task. Tape measures, celebrity photos, and mathematical equations are all a bit much if you ask us. We’re here to help you define your body type by keeping it simple. Instead of focusing on the archaic do’s and don’ts of dressing, we’ve focused on the value of flattering your body type with pieces that will become your body’s new best friends (if they aren’t acquaintances already). We like to think of these tips more as guidelines because let’s face it, life is too short to not break the rules once in a while.
The Apple Body Shape
You have a broader torso without a defined waistline, usually with a fuller bust.
Apple Outfit Ideas
A slightly oversized tunic sweater is the perfect middle ground between sleek and cozy. Try to avoid anything too baggy. We want to flaunt your figure, not hide it!
Ponte leggings are a simple and flattering foundation that keeps the look streamlined. The best part is, they provide the same comfort as the leggings you have set aside for off-duty days, but look elevated and polished for the office.
A relaxed-fit top skims over your middle while criss-cross details draw the eye up. Added interest along the neckline elevates a basic tee, so there’s no need to over-accessorize.
The structure of a chino balances looser tops and a pop of color accentuates your legs. Their relaxed fit makes them a comfortable alternative to a skinny jean or legging. Hello, wiggle room.
Your Body’s BFFs
• Relaxed tops & flowy tunics skim your silhouette without hiding your figure. Comfortable and flattering? Yes, please.
• A-line tops and dresses balance out your bust with your bottom half. If you’re opting for a dress, you can totally rock a mini, midi, or knee-length. Showing off your fabulous legs and killer shoes is a win-win in our books.
• A mid-thigh cardigan or duster jacket visually creates long lines and effortlessly elongates an apple body type.
• Open necklines like a v-neck or scoop draw attention to your face and provide the perfect opportunity to showcase a statement necklace.
• Vertical patterns naturally draw the eye up and down and, in turn, will lengthen your figure. Have fun with playful patterns and experiment with mixing and matching.
• A tunic paired with skinny jeans or leggings is a fail-proof combo on those what-to-wear days. Easy to dress up or down, these essential pieces can do no wrong.
• Bored with a standard skinny? Test out a pair with an asymmetrical hemline. They create interest along the hemline and add a fun element to your ensemble.
• Straight classic trousers or a chino are a great alternative to a skinny jean or legging. They look tailored and polished, all while feeling relaxed and comfortable.
• Pencil skirts hug your curves and show off your long limbs while creating the illusion that you’ve got legs for days.