Best Types of Dresses for the Apple Body Shape

What is Apple body shape?

Halter Colorful Printed Cocktail Dress
Ever Pretty Halter Colorful Printed Cocktail Dress

Apple shaped women have broader shoulders compared to their narrower hips. Apple shaped women tend to have slim legs/thighs, while the abdomen and chest look larger compared to the rest of the body. Fat is mainly distributed in the abdomen, chest, and face – above the hips, which are narrow. Your back, ribs and shoulders are broad, and you may feel wider than other body types.

The best parts of your body are the legs!

Apple body shape  Styling Goals

If you are Apple shaped women wear clothes in a way that makes your mid-section narrower. This will help you achieve a proportional body shape and visually take 10 pounds off your figure. Adding interest to your shoulders and neckline, along with adding volume to your hips helps also.

Apple shaped women should use dark colored wide belts (however if you are very full and heavy around the waist, a wide belt made out of stretch material is recommended). Clothes that skim past over your midsection but nip right below your bust (eg. empire line, long tops, tunic shirts) lift your chest and make your waist look trimmer. Add more volume and structure to your hips (prints, full circle skirt, bias cut skirts, etc.). Shapewear, especially waist cinchers will do the trick in an instant. A good push-up bra lifts up your bust.

Show off  Your Best Assets  – Legs. This helps draw attention away from the Apple shaped midsection and give the spotlight to your best parts, and in most Apple body shape cases that’s your bust and/or legs.


– Visually decrease size of the waist
– Elongate the torso
– Show off your legs