Apple body shape clothes (Dos and don’ts)

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clearly, each form of clothes will look good on some people and not so nice on some of the others. The reason of the fact that all kind of clothes are not made for all kind of people is rooted in body shapes! In this post we are going to discuss about apple body shape clothes.

How to define apple body shape?

apple body shape clothes

You might think that people with apple shape bodies always have big fat belly while a big sized belly is not an enough reason to call a body: apple shaped!

Generally, if a person’s center of gravity or extra weight resides in her belly, you can count her as a person with this type of body.

Other symptoms:

  • An undefined waist
  • Thinner arms and legs
  • Broad shoulders
  • A wide torso
  • Good looking legs
  • Hips which are narrower than your bust

Most of women who are in their 40s and over are categorized in this type especially when they start seeing the first symptoms of (peri)menopause and gain weight around their waist.

Choosing clothes for apples is not as hard as it might seem at first. If you are an apple (!) all you have to do is highlighting your cleavage and create nice vertical lines.

Here we give you some tips on how to choose smarter clothes and outfits.


  • The clothes you wear must have enough space for your belly but not be too wide.
  • You have to draw attention and Keep detail in top and lower thirds. (Keep details above the bust line and below the hip line)

To reach this point fallow these tips:


As we said, you have to highlight your top so scoop, square, large V-neck or sweetheart.

apple body shape clothes


  • ¾ length,
  • above the wrist,
  • wrist length,
  • Cap (avoid these if you have big arms except in the most informal of settings),
  • built in shoulder pads (which ensure that your clothes will hang from the shoulders),
  • flared or draped

tops and shirts:

  • first of all, we recommend you to get yourself a good fitting bra.
  • open front, opt for zips at the side or back.
  • Splits at waist works wonder
  • The best height for tops is just belong your hipbone (when worn with pants)
  • Thicker textures that don’t cling so much (like Woven tops) are great in showing the stomach area smaller.
  • Use tops with V-neck, plunging necklines, strapless, scoop, or tops with narrow bodices to draw more attention to your bust
  • T-shirts that are ruched in the middle are recommended as they can distract eye from the underneath big tummy.

apple body shape clothes

  • Tops that draw attention to your arms with e.g. flares, a flit or embroidery
  • choose the size for your shoulders, not your belly. If you can’t close the jacket, you can always use a scarf to fill the gap if you like.
  • Dresses should have their waistline just below the bust or at your thinnest point.
  • Asymmetry in your tops


apple body shape clothes

  • shoulder pads
  • should have a deep neckline or be worn open
  • simple empire line or straight line that hangs from your shoulders,
  • Single button – ideally placed under your bust and above your tummy,  note that the jacket you wear shouldn’t have too many details
  • duster coats that ends above the knee



  • Dresses should have their waistline just below the bust or at your thinnest point.
  • All tips that mentioned in tops’ tips are usable in here.



apple body shape clothes

  • The good news is that in this type of body, beautiful well-shaped legs are common so why don’t you show off your pretty legs?!
  • Short skirts that start a little bit below the stomach will adore you.
  • Jeans in classic boot cut, wide leg or flares are best Stick to clean lines without any extras. Darker colours in jeans are best.
  • Wear pants with back pockets.



  • pants that have a lot of zippers in the front
  • skirts that are tight around the waist or which fall at your natural waist
  • kitten heels, buckle boots, Uggs, or any shoes that will make your feet look too big. This will in turn make your legs look smaller and draw even more attention to your waist.
  • High necklines
  • Big puffa jackets
  • Avoid wearing everything in one solid color. ( Better to mix color with a texture or to use several layers in different colors to create vertical lines )