Calling all apple shaped women! We’ve put together the ultimate guide to finding flattering clothes for apple shaped bodies.
Looking for the best jeans for apple shapes or searching for summer essentials? Keep reading…
Apple shaped women tend to have larger busts and broader shoulders with narrower hips, slender legs and a less defined waist. The general idea on how to dress for an apple shape is all about drawing the attention away from your midsection and highlighting your chest and legs.
Outfit Ideas For Apple Shaped Body
We’ve rounded up the best ways to dress an apple shaped body to highlight all your best features. If you’re unsure on where to start with finding what styles suit apple shapes best, keep reading to find out all the tips and tricks along with our favourite styles!
Apple Body Shape Summer Outfits
Flattering Summer Dresses For Apple Shapes
- Opt for shorter lengths to highlight your legs
- Sleeve detail will add volume to your arms to balance out broader shoulders
- Opt for a style that cinches you in at the waist to help add definition to a fuller mid-section
The length of these dresses is perfect to highlight your slender legs sitting just below the knee. Both feature sleeve detail helping to balance out broader shoulders by adding volume. Whether you’ve got casual plans or looking for something a little dressier, you can wear these dresses with confidence wherever you’re heading.
Looking for more dresses for apple shaped women? Read our blog on the best dresses for apple shaped women for a range of casual and glam styles.
Shorts For Apple Shapes
- High waists help add definition to a fuller mid-section
- Opt for slim fitting styles to highlight your lower half
Cycling shorts are a summer essential every wardrobe needs. The stretchy fabric makes them super comfortable for everyday wear and also highlight your legs in a bright colour and knee length style. They’re easy to throw on with an oversized tee and longline tops to create endless athleisure looks with on off-duty days and beyond.
If you’re looking for something a little less casual, these jersey shorts are lightweight and comfortable in a jersey fabric. These shorts feature a flattering high waist and take centre stage against a simple t-shirt to let your legs do the talking.
Summer Tops For Apple Shapes
- Shirred fabrics are your go-to – the stretchy fabric means they’re super comfortable for bigger busts
- Smock and peplum tops help define your waist – often nipping you in underneath the bust helping to add definition
Both of these tops follow a similar style to the dresses with shirred fabric to the bust. Shirred fabrics are the best style to look out for in summer tops if you’ve got a larger bust as they’ll comfortably stretch to your size. Tops without shirring are also comfortable for bigger busts, just opt for fabric that has some stretch to it so you don’t feel like you’re about to pop out.
The fabric of summer: broderie anglaise. Defined by the lightweight cotton fabric combining embroidery, lace and cutwork into one effortless design. The smock style brings you in underneath the bust, creating a more defined waist whilst sitting effortlessly over your mid-section.
If you’re looking for a sleeveless design for those warmer days, this gingham smock top offers thick straps for extra support to bigger busts. The small print also won’t distort when stretched. Easy to wear with denim shorts or jeans with your go-to sandals.
Going Out Tops For Apple Shapes
This peplum top is a best seller for a reason! The notch neckline highlights your cleavage with the square neckline helping to narrow broader shoulders. The belted tie waist adds definition to your shape with the peplum hem effortlessly sitting over your mid-section. Don’t be scared of adding a pop of colour to your top half! The design of the top will flatter you in the all the right places so be bold!
In the colour of the moment, this green shoulder top can be worn to all of your evening plans. Designed in a colder shoulder style with a halter neck and keyhole insert, the flared sleeves balance out exposed broader shoulders. The length sits comfortably at your hips in a loose design so it doesn’t cling to your mid-section.
Best Shape Jeans For Apple Body
- Slim styles define your leg shape – slim and skinny styles are going to highlight your slender legs drawing attention away from your mid-section.
- Lighter washes and ripped details are going to further highlight your legs
- High waisted styles help add definition to a fuller mid-section
Skinny jeans do what they say on the tin, they’re fitted and skinny throughout. Our skinny jeans are made from super stretchy fabrics so you’re guaranteed a comfortable wear. The slim design is a great style for apple shapes as the skinny design will highlight your slender legs and draw eyelines to your lower half.
Looking for a lighter style during summer months? These cropped jeans are perfect for everyday wear with a flattering high waist. The white wash is ideal for summer months also and works as a great base to go with all your summer tops whether you’re dressing up or down.
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