KNOWING YOUR BODY

DRESSING THE APPLE BODY SHAPE


WHAT ARE THE MAIN BODY TRAITS OF AN APPLE SHAPE WOMAN?

1. Weight around your chest and mid section.(bust and tummy).

2.Undefined waistline or a little waist definition.

3.Your hips may be narrow,(not necessarily) with a wider/fuller midsection.

4.You may have wide/ fleshy shoulders and your back may appear wide.

Simply put,an apple shape body has very little or no waist definition,full chest and upper back,rounder midriff and may appear top heavy.This is however debatable because,some apple shapes have small bust and carry the weight strictly around their midriff.

The problem areas for apple shapes are the torso and abdominal areas.The trick therefore is to draw attention to your best areas whiles drawing attention away from your problem areas.So do not wear clothes with embellishments or details round the waist.And also avoid pleats or ruching on the front of your pants rise,This will only draw attention to your problem area,instead,wear normal to high rise pants with a flat front.This helps to reduce bulking around your midriff.Concentrate on wearing clothes with interesting shoulder and neckline details and add volume to your hips by wearing full skirts ,prints,florals,etc.Avoid clingy fabrics and tight silhouettes unless you are wearing the right undergarment,(waist cincher).Your blouses and tops must end around the hips.Anything shorter and the attention will be on your midsection(issue area).

HOW TO DRESS THE APPLE SHAPE TO LOOK FABULOUS :

To achieve a proportional body shape,apple shapes must concentrate on dressing in such a way that the waist will appear narrower giving the illusion of a defined waist.

Personally,i think the number one WARDROBE ESSENTIAL for the apple shape woman must be A WAIST CINCHER.It tucks in everything and instantly takes inches and inches off your waist and tummy giving you a defined waist which makes it easier for you to wear different outfits without being overly concious of your problem areas.

MAKE WAIST CINCHER YOUR BESTFRIEND.IT HAS TO BE A MUST IN YOUR WARDROBE

You can also trim your waist by wearing dark colored stretch wide belts.It should be worn around the tiniest part of your waist.(I wouldn’t recommend skinny belts,unless you are wearing a waist cincher underneath).

WIDE DARK COLORED STRETCHY BELTS.

ANOTHER TRICK IS TO FOCUS THE ATTENTION ON YOUR BEST BODY PARTS,(BREAST,LEGS) INSTEAD OF YOUR MID SECTION.YOU CAN DO THIS BY WEARING A PUSH UP BRA,SIMPLE DETAILED NECKLINES,STRUCTURED SHOULDERS,DETAILED SLEEVES,LOW CUT V NECKS AND DETAILS ON THE HEMLINE TO DRAW ATTENTION TO YOUR LEGS.

PUSH UP BRA.

SIMPLE DETAIL NECKLINES LIKE PETER PAN COLLARS,LACE,EMBELLISHMENTS WILL DO THE TRICK.

DETAILS ON DRESSES NECKLINES AND HEMLINES

THIS DRESS ON ALEXA CHUNG IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE.WHEN AN APPLE SHAPE WEARS A DRESS LIKE THIS,THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION WILL BE THE NECKLINE AND HEMLINE.

V NECKS FLATTER YOUR BODY AND HAS A SLIMMING EFFECT ON YOUR TORSO.

TOPS / DRESSES WITH STATEMENT SLEEEVES/SHOULDER

YOUR BEST STYLE TOPS ARE TUNIC TOPS,LONG T.SHIRTS (NOT FITTED),LONG DRAPE TOPS( LOOSE FROM THE WAIST).SIMPLE TOPS REALLY,NOTHING CLINGY.

DRAPE TOPS

LONG T.SHIRTS AND VEST TOPS

OTHER SIMPLE STYLED TOPS LIKE THE ONES BELOW WILL DO.JUST AVOID THEM IN CLINGY/TIGHT FITTING FABRICS.

DRESS STYLES : DRAPE STYLED DRESSES,TUNIC DRESSES,WRAP DRESS,BIAS CUT DRESS,GRECIAN DRESSES,A LINE DRESSES.

ADD MORE VOLUMN AND STRUCTURE TO YOUR LOWER BODY,(HIPS) BY WEARING FULL CIRCLE SKIRTS,ASYMMETRIC SKIRTS,BIAS CUT SKIRTS,TRUMPET SKIRTS.

YOUR BEST JEANS STYLES ARE BOOT CUT AND FLARE STRAIGHT.THESE ADD BALANCE TO YOUR FRAME.

FLARE JEANS

STRUCTURED COATS AND JACKETS : 

Invest in structured blazers,jackets  and coats.Go for the ones with V shaped lapels,V shaped necklines and nipped waist that ends just around your hips or a bit lower.Anything higher will draw attention to your flaws.If there are buttons,it should be below the bust to make the waist look trim.A good tailored blazer is an essential for your wardrobe because,worn over your dress or blouse,helps to disguise your midriff.A good structured one nipped in on the waist will help create curves on your body.Wear your blazers open.This also helps with the disguise.

These are just to help you with you outfit choices.Not all apple shapes have the same body.And Kourtney Kardashian has been used solely because of her outfits.She is not an apple shape.

Hope this has been helpful to apple shapes.Remember,no matter what your body shape is,you can always look FABULOUS.

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