The apple body shape – what types of clothes to wear?

The apple body shape is definitely one of the most problematic ones. This type of figure possesses both advantages and disadvantages. What are they?

The traits that are the most characteristic for the apple body shape are:
– lack of waistline
– rounder abdomen
– wide, full back
– full chest
– ample or medium breasts
– small, flat buttocks
– narrow hips
– slim legs
The apple body shape is proportional in the sense that the upper body part (shoulders) and the lower body part (hips) are usually of the same width. Women with this type of body complain that their figure looks quite masculine, which happens due to the lack of waistline. Certain optical measures, which can be applied in such a situation, aim to repair a number of shortcomings as well as to add feminine shapes. The elements that are worth emphasizing are: slim calves, pretty shoulders and breasts. The whole attention should be focused on these elements. The concealment of problematic areas, namely the abdomen, full hips, and flat buttocks, is very important. As far as the upper body part is concerned, it is worth applying a couple of tricks, which will improve the appearance of this particular part. What is important here, is the emphasis placed on the waistline as well as emphasizing breasts but hiding love handles and protruding abdomen at the same time.

The clothes that are worth investing in when you have the apple body shape are:
1) foundation garments, corsets, and push-up bras
2) V neck or U neck blouses
3) shirts and sweaters draped at the front
4) jackets, vests, and coats which are waisted (it would be best to wear them unbuttoned)
5) surplice blouses
6) blouses and jackets with puff sleeves or shoulder pads
7) dresses with basques
8) clothes made of rigid, loose-fitting fabrics
9) high-waisted suit jackets
10) jackets with basques
11) scoop neck blouses and jackets
As far as the lower body parts are concerned, namely hips, buttocks, and legs, this task is a little less difficult. Slim calves are a great asset in case of the apple body shape.


Thus, it would be advisable to select such pieces of clothing as:
1) A-line skirts
2) dresses and skirts that are draped and flared from the hip level
3) surplice dresses
4) hemline bound waist dresses made of rigid fabrics
5) straight or slightly flared trousers
6) higher-waisted trousers with pockets at the back
7) high heels


Similarly as in the case of different body shapes, there exists a certain absolutely forbidden group of garments. The pieces of clothing mentioned below disturb the proportions of a person that has the apple body shape. They optically enlarge, add weight and centimeters as well as emphasize the shortcomings, thus they should be avoided at all times. Among the “forbidden” garments there are:
1) leggings
2) low-waisted trousers
3) skinny trousers
4) baggy sweaters and sweatshirts
5) close-fitting garments
6) large bags
7) crop tops
8) turtlenecks
9) boat neck blouses
10) garments with multitude of accessories such as beads, pockets, jets, zippers etc.
It is worth paying attention to the type and colour of the fabric. Rigid fabrics are advisable here since they are not closely-fitting, owing to which they smooth down and slim down the figure. When it comes to colours, individuals with the apple body shape look definitely better in specific and uniform colours. It is worth considering darker colours. One can brighten those outfits up with the use of sophisticated accessories.


Małgorzata Ciorgoń

copywriter, content manager

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