In the pursuit of good style there are a lot of things you have to consider. Your environment, the occassion, and of course personal preference play a factor. In the end, though, your body is your style canvas and will play a big part on which clothing and accessories flatter your figure the most.
If you’re an apple shape that means you tend to carry more weight on your top half than on the bottom. Apples – sometimes known as ovals or o-frames – might have broad or medium sized shoulders; they generally have a full bust; and sometimes they will have a round tummy. In any case, the hips are on the narrow side – at least in comparison the the shoulders and chest. And being an apple doesn’t mean that you are overweight! Women that are slim, but have broad shoulders and narrow hips fall into the apple category even if they have a flat midsection. If these women put on weight, it’s generally about the belly and breasts, which then create more of the familiar apple/oval shape. The important characteristic and a general lack of waist definition, whether you are slim, average, or full-figured.
Check out these quick tips on how to dress an Apple body:
- Avoid embellishments, like ruffles, or busy patterns on your upper half.
- Use color-blocking and pick darker up top and lighter colors on the bottoms
- Look for deep v-necks and wrapped or belted tops.
- Show off slender legs in shorts and mini skirts.
- Choose jeans and pants that fit the hips and thights snuggly.
- Try tops and dresses with an empire waist.
- Go for tops that flare at the hip.
- Pick pants that have embellished or bulky pockets on hips and rear.
When it comes to looking your best, celebrities certainly have a few advantages over the rest of us. Yet even without a team of hair, make-up, and fashion experts to style you to a T, you can take some cues from entertainment’s leading ladies on how to maximize your apple figure.
Angelina Jolie demonstrates and tried-and-true trick: create waist definition with a belt or strategic fabric wrapping, then draw attention to the legs with a high slit skirt. The gathered detail on the far right also serves to create the illusion of wider hips.
Charlize Theron also flatters her apple shape by emphasizing her legs. She’s seen often in mini skirts and shorts – even on the red carpet! She also chooses jeans that have whiskering and distressing on the hips and thighs. Each of these style choices effectively draws the eye to the actresses lower half and balances her overall.
Not all apple-shaped celebs are long and lean however. On the curvier end of the spectrum, Sherri Shephard shows us how to flatter the full bust that’s common to this body type. The comedian here shows off classic tactics for making sure an ample chest is an asset, rather than an affliction! A deep v-neckline elongates the torso and draws attention to the face; Empire waistlines hug the bust perfectly, while giving the midsection room to breath; and smart use of color and print downplays the top half, while emphasize the hip area.
We hope these tips inform and inspire you, but remember: these categories are helpful in narrowing down flattering style choices, but they are still just general guidelines. Every body – even every APPLE body – is unique. That’s why Oh That’s You! is here to help you connect with friends and experts that can lend you personalized advice. Click here to get advice now.