Apple Shaped Body Type
- Rounder, wider shoulder line and flattish bottom
- Average to big bust
- Ribcage and back appear somewhat wide
- Fullness around the mid-section
- Little to undefined waistline
- Narrow hips
- Slim limbs and nice legs
- Weight gains are first visible in the central torso/tummy area.
Styling the Apple Shape
The apple body shape can appear top-heavy due to a full chest and upper body with little to no waist definition.
To balance out the upper body, choose clothes that add curves and fullness to the lower body.
To de-emphasise the midsection and to create a more defined waist, pull it in visually.
Flaunt your assets
Highlight your best parts - usually the bust and/or legs - to help take attention away from the midsection.
- Keep the clothing line straight to slightly fitted but fabric soft so you avoid unnecessary bulk around the bust, waist and tummy
- Keep details above the bustline and below the hipline - for everything in between keep it plain and simple
- Details on the hemline bring attention to the legs
- Keep your silhouette fitted under the bust, below your arms, and along your waist
- Wear structured garments, as they hold in and camouflage extra weight
- Wear bright colours on your lower body
- Avoid excessive fabric around the midsection
Define the waist
Clothes that make the mid-section narrower help achieve a more proportional body shape.
- Invest in a good push-up bra to lift your chest
- Opt for splits at the waist
- Wear darker colours around your waist area – such as a dark belt
- Clothes that skim over the midsection but nip right below the bust lift the chest and make the waist look trimmer
- Keep your waist free from details that widen and highlight - such as light colours and horizontal details
- Steer clear of details around bust, midriff and hips. Keep detail in top and lower third of your body