To know whether you are apple-shaped, look at yourself in the mirror and take note of what you see. Wide shoulders are usually a strong characteristic of your body type. Weight is more around your chest, giving the appearance of a bigger bust and big stomach. Your waistline has a small or no definition and you have a slim lower body but you carry more weight around your middle body part. Famous apple shaped celebrities include Adele, Jessica Sympson, Funke Akindele, Kate Winslet and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Your strengths are in your arms and legs, so you should always want to show them off. The part you might like less is your waist because it isn’t appearing curvy and feminine like it should be. In order to dress for the apple body shape, you should focus on highlighting your upper body parts and legs.
One of the fashion strategies to visually make this shape attractive is to always drive the attention away from the waist. You can decide to draw attention to the upper part of your body which includes the neckline, face, shoulder and bust. You can also choose to draw attention to the lower part of your body by showing off your long legs, incorporating slits and trains into your dress or perhaps, wearing a bright-colored footwear, and a personal suggestion is a footwear in the color white or neon.
Fashion stylists and designers choose designs that will accentuate the upper part of the dress, particularly the bust and shoulder line. This further implies that emphasis and details can be at the upper part of the dress, since we want the eyes to focus there. To draw attention to your upper part, cleavages are perfect. V necks, scoop necks, halter necks and statement necklaces are also a good option. Sequins, decorations, prints, embroidery, appliques and other fashionable fabrics can be added to highlight that part too.
This other strategy is a little bit tricky, as it involves you actually drawing attention, highlighting and defining your waist, but instead of leaving it in the original shape, you visually change the waist shape into a more feminine and curvy shape with the use of belts and pattern tricks which majorly involves the patterning and drafting of a particular style.
Dresses that are suitable for you include Boleros, sleeveless attires and clothes that reveal your legs. Playsuits and shorts are good options for you. Draw attention away from your waist to your bust and neck with V-necks because you have to wear clothes that accentuate other parts asides your waist. Peplum styles would absolutely look perfect on you. Wear bottoms just below your hipbone to draw attention away from your midriff. Avoid dresses that pinch at your waist and wear tops that drape over any curve. Bands, waist trainers, huge belts, small belts and rope belts sitting over your waist area isn’t a bad idea and wrap dresses would be fabulous too. Stay away from form-fitting tops and try more flowy styles and trust me, shift dresses are your go-to silhouette.