Apple-shaped people usually have a large bust, with wider shoulders, narrow hips and a fuller midsection.
Also known as an inverted triangle, this shape is shared by celebrities including Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Oprah, Liz Hurley, Catherine Zeta-Jones and many more – so if you identify with the apple, it’s fair to say you’re in great company.
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If you’re in the market for a new dress, whether it’s for a Christmas party, wedding or a simple day dress, there are a few styles that look incredible on you.
Anything that emphasises the shoulders, bust, and neckline is usually a good choice. V-necks, square necks and strapless designs that highlight the collarbones work super well for this shape, while anything that highlights the waist is also thought to suit apples.
Chances are you have great legs so apples often wear shorter dresses too.
However before we go any further, it’s important to iterate our attitude to fashion. First and foremost, you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, confident and like you. It’s about taking the elements of fashion you love and running with them.
So take our advice with a pinch of salt. There are a few styles of dress that are commonly worn by apple shapes, but if you don’t want to wear them, don’t!
There are now also plenty more body shape theories, including the Kibbe.
Which dresses look best on an apple shape?
Sleeveless A-Line Mini Dress, £110, & Other Stories – buy now
A-line dresses have a full, round skirt that flares from the waist down. These highlight the waist, while skimming over the hips and mid-section.
Off-Shoulder Belted Wrap Dress, £120, & Other Stories – buy now
The wrap dress is one of the most flattering designs for apple-shaped body types. It wraps around the body, emphasising the bust and waist.
We love this belted wrap dress from & Other Stories, which couldn’t be more perfect for apples.
Empire Line Dresses
Chiffon dress, £34.99, H&M – buy now
Empire waist-dresses look great on pretty much everyone, including apples.
They highlight the waist, while flowing over the lower body. I particularly love this style, as it’s effortless and super comfortable.
Draped Mini Dress, £79, Cos – buy now
Shift dresses are typically short and hang straight down from the shoulders.
This shape, which was particularly popular in the 60s, is one of the chicest dress types on the planet, and another one that apple shapes are often seen wearing.
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