Best Dresses For An Apple Shaped Body

Choosing Dresses For An Apple Shape

So you are looking for the best dresses for an apple-shaped body? You have come to the right place. When working with private clients, an apple shape often struggles with clothes more than most. Many try to hide their tummy with loose, baggy clothing, often in very masculine styles. Looking for the best clothes for an apple shape can be difficult, but the right ones will make a huge difference.  Do not wear baggy sacks, this a disaster, so don’t do it! Having an item of clothing that hangs straight from your bust will only make you look bigger than you are. Trust me on this one; although it will feel a little uncomfortable initially, I promise this works. There is some truly awful advice out there. 

The Best Ready-To-Buy Dresses For An Apple Shape

When looking for the best dresses for an apple-shaped body, we need to create the illusion of definition. However curvy an apple shape you are, the area just under your bust will be the smallest. This is where you should start. First, go and get yourself measured for a decent bra. You need to lift your bust away from your tummy, which will enhance this area. Alternatively look at shapewear. Essentially, you should look at dresses that come in right under the bust then gently flare out from there. Or try to find something with a flat band across the tummy, which then flares from underneath. A V neck will draw the eye downwards too. Alternatively, a wide-open neckline will draw attention away from your stomach. Wrap dresses will also work well for you. Check out the dress choices below. All are ready to buy, in a choice of budgets and styles and will suit and an apple-shaped body.

Finding Apple Type Dresses

So there you have it, the best dresses for an apple shaped body. Let me know if you try any out. When looking for your next dress, keep away from anything that sits on your bust and hangs loosely from there. Also, avoid anything super tight. Your best bet is to find styles like those above which enhance your best features. Dark colours will always make you look smaller, and light colours will look bigger. Do bear that in mind when making your choices. Finally, try to select colours that enhance your skin tone. All of the colours above suit most skin tones. In the meantime, try a capsule wardrobe. If you need further help in dressing for an apple shape, check out how to get the help of an affordable personal stylist online. 

Dresses For An Apple Shape
The Best Dresses For An Apple Type

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