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Today we’re talking about the apple shape. If you have broader shoulders, a larger bust, narrower hips, and a less-defined waist, you fall into this category.
Let’s look at some ways to help you flatter your shape.
TOPS: A V-neck top will elongate your look and draw attention upward. Don’t go too loose or too tight. The fabric should glide, not bunch. You’ll want to avoid ruffles or embellishment that draw attention to your chest and add bulk.
PANTS: Stay away from a tight, tapered leg. Your best bet is to go with pants that create a clean line from your waist to your ankle. To create a longer-looking silhouette, keep your outfit monochromatic from top to bottom. Bootcut jeans also work well for your shape.
SKIRTS/DRESSES: Go for A-line skirts and dresses in fabrics that don’t cling to your midriff. Try adding a belt to give definition and create the illusion of a smaller waist.
JACKETS: You can get away with jackets that fall just below the waist to jackets that hit mid-thigh. Just be sure they don’t hit at the widest part of your hips. Longer jackets should be structured with a curvy silhouette.
No matter what, you should wear outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. And if that means breaking a few rules, so be it!
Have fun shopping!
Read Vol. 1 How to Dress for a Pear Shape and stay tuned for these future posts: