January 17, 2013

Apple shape (body)type

  • Use clothes to sculpt your midriff, so it looks less like an apple and more like an apple core. At the same time, draw attention to your favorite bits - that cleavage, those legs, and anything else you really like.
  • Don't hide in baggy trousers. Show off your lovely legs with straight or boot-cut trousers. Look for flat-fronted trousers with a wide waistband to draw attention away from the stomach.
  • Open up the neckline. V-necks and scoop-necks are good for apple-shaped ladies as you often have a great bust. Don't be afraid to show it off.
  • Use structured, tailored jackets to give definition to your upper body and show off good shoulders. Look for single-breasted versions with one or two buttons.
  • Wrap dresses are always a winner for an apple body shape as they fit nicely over a fuller bust. A side tie on the dress will draw attention away from the stomach.
  • Drop earrings will draw attention to your lovely jawline and face, while chunky bangles accentuate slim wrists.
  • Opt for an A-line skirt - a full skirt will make the waist line look smaller.
  • Don't be afraid to use colour. Vibrant patterns will gloss over problem areas and strong block colours will accentuate your best bits. Think of a bright jacket with a patterned top underneath.