What is an apple shape?
Apple shapes carry their weight in the middle and do not have a defined waist. This body type will sometimes also have broader shoulders and upper arms, a generous bust, slim hips, a flatish bum, and great legs.
How to dress the apple shaped body
Dressing every body type is about focusing attention your best parts and minimizing the rest. For the apple shape, play up your legs and bust while camouflaging the waist area. Here’s what to look for in apple-flattering clothes.
- Keep details above the bust and below the hip line.
- Tops and dresses in patterns and with texture.
- Wear a good quality and correctly fitted bra to lift the bust, create separation between the breasts and belly, and define the waist.
The best dresses for an apple figure
Here are 4 cute plus size dresses for an apple shape. Even if you don’t like the particular dress, these are the most flattering silhouettes. Look for wrap dresses, V-neck, A-line, ruching to the front or side, and knot details.
This bright sapphire blue is right on the current gem color trend. Details in the top third include dolman short sleeves, a pleated front, and belted empire waist (though a thicker belt would be hot too).
The A-line chiffon layer over a knee-length skirt draws attention to the legs as well. This solid color dress is just asking to be worn with some Carrie Bradshaw-worthy heels!
From the curve flattering Kiyonna label, this flirty piece wrap dress is an ultra flattering cut. The cross-over neckline can be adjusted to show a hint of cleavage in the evening or for more coverage in the daytime. Fitted 3/4 length sleeves make this suitable for cooler weather and extra gathering is a lovely details.
To flatter the apple shape, the waist can be cinched just below the bust. The ruffle draws the eye past the tummy and to the hem. This fabulous number has earned all 5 star reviews so you may want to get it in multiple colors!
This dress follows the rules to a T. The scoop neckline and fabulous flowers focus attention to your top half. The swing shape conceals the abdomen and ends just above the knee to reveal shapely calves.
Made out of super soft jersey, you can wear this dress day and night. Get it evening ready with a bold necklace and heels to really show off those gams.
The skater dress is perfect for apple shapes. The scoop neck, capped sleeves, and waist define the upper body. Then the flared skirt skims over the waist and even helps create an hourglass silhouette.
The floral tapestry jacquard fabric is trendy and the exposed zipper adds a modern touch. This is a great fall and winter dress worn with sweater tights.
Check out these prom dresses for more gorgeous dresses for the apple shape!