What not to wear?
- Big puffa jackets
- Big shapeless garments that don’t show any waist
- Bulky trousers with lots of pockets and zippers at the front
- High necklines
- Tight clingy T-shirts
- Avoid wearing everything in one solid coloour. Better to mix colour with a texture
Which garments are good for an apple body shape?
- First of all, since a lot of attention is going to be drawn to the top part of your body, get yourself a good fitting bra.
- Tops that highlight your body at the slimmest point which is often just underneath your bust. They should have enough space for your belly but not be too wide.
- Buy t-shirts that are ruched in the middle. This will confuse the eye and you can’t tell that there’s a big tummy underneath.
- Get Tops with a V-neck to break up the size of your chest and create a lean line.
- Look for tops with a thicker texture that don’t cling so much. Woven tops can be great.
- The best height for tops is just belong your hipbone (when worn with pants)
- Patterns tend to look very good on a apple shape body as they flatter and camouflage.
- Tops should cover the whole belly area and end just below the hip bone.
- Shirts look nicest when they are tight just onderneath the boobs and then go out. Also try to get the v shape with your shirts.
- Choose tailored jackets that have a nice v shape at the top.
- Tops that draw attention to your arms with e.g. flares, a flit or embroidery will draw attention from your belly
- Having a tie at the waist is great as it highlights the waist and hides the belly.
- A straight duster coat that ends just above the knee will create a nice long silhouette.
- Structured jackets help to create a nice silhouette. Wear them over tops and make sure that they define your waistline.
- Make sure that the jacket fits the shoulder perfectly, so 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.
- It’s always good to have some detailing on the tummy area for camouflage.
- Get trousers that have zippers at the side to avoid adding extra bumps on the front.
- Get long waistlines, they pull you in, if you need it.
- Trousers should be flared or straight and not cling to tummy or thighs. Avoid pleats.
- Also choose jeans that are tailored and either straight or flared. Trouser jeans are ideal.
- Pants with a high rise will create a nice silhouette.
- It’s best to get trousers with some stretch for extra comfort and a good fit.
- Choose skirts that have their zippers at the side.
- Structured pencil skirts work well.
- Make sure that any pleats of skirts start below the belly to avoid adding extra volume.