Apple-shaped Body? Here's What You Should Wear


Social media has seen the rise of photoshopped, unrealistic body images, making it worse for those who are constantly comparing themselves. Luckily, there’s a way to love and accept your body shape and one way to begin is by dressing according to your shape. Need tips to style an apple-shaped body? Scroll on further!


Apple shapes, you’re in for a treat! We’re here to discuss how you can dress to show off your best features. Do you know what’s even better? Dressing up the apple shape is actually very easy. 


First things first—the inverted triangle and apple shapes are kind of similar in a lot of ways. For instance, like apple shapes, inverted triangles also tend to have broader shoulders. However, apple shapes have a little more weight in their midsection while this isn’t true for inverted triangles. 

In this blog, we will discuss outfits for an apple-shaped body, so you can flaunt those enviable arms and legs while making the best of all your other amazing features. 

What Exactly is an Apple-shaped Body?

If you’re still wondering whether you’re an apple shape, then it means you carry most of your weight on the top half of your body. You probably have a full bust and curved stomach, but relatively leaner arms, legs and small bottom. 

Apple Body Shape Outfits

Now that you’ve established your body shape, let’s see how you can dress to accentuate your best features. By highlighting your slender arms and narrow hips, you can draw attention away from features that you don’t feel confident about. Lucky for you, loose flowy silhouettes are your thing! Not only does it help in concealing your stomach, but it also creates length. 

1. Begin with your top

The best thing about having an apple-shaped figure is that you will look amazing in comfy tops. Some of the options you can add to your list include:

  • Loose and flowy longline tunics
  • V-neck tops 
  • Boyfriend button-ups 
  • Long cardigans

Show off those arms by wearing strapless or sleeveless tops with a plunging V neckline or scoop necks. 

2. Add some layers

Where the hem of your jacket ends is just as important for the apple figure as all other body types. Trench coats that reach the knee, straight A-line jackets or tailored jackets with a nice V shape at the top, are great for apple-shaped figures.

3. Dresses for some flair

Apple shapes can rock a lot of dresses so you’re in luck. Some of the most flattering dresses for apple shapes include shift dresses that skim over your waist, dresses with ruching, draping or layers or wrap dresses. Sheath dresses and A-line styles work equally well for apple shapes. 

4. Get to the bottom

Flared or straight bottoms look great for your shape. When in doubt, opt for high rise trouser jeans to create a nice silhouette. You can also go for structured pencil skirts. As a rule of thumb, if you’re wearing a flowy tunic make sure to match it with structured pants to balance the look. 

5. Get stacking with the accessories

Your outfit is not complete without the right accessories so go crazy with bracelets, earrings or rings. To avoid drawing attention to areas you’re not very confident about, it’s better to avoid chunky necklaces and go for layered, dainty pieces. 


Are you an apple shape through and through? Or are you a mix of two? Whatever the case, following these tips is a good starting point when you begin to dress up. Keep experimenting with your outfits to know what suits you best and the important thing here is to feel confident no matter what you wear!


Happy shopping, power woman!