Do you have an apple-shaped figure?
When it comes to finding clothing for your body shape, this is one of the more difficult shapes to flatter.
The apple shape is round in the torso with a thick middle and has smaller legs and arms.
If this is your shape, you can still dress for body type, by following a few tips:
- Create the illusion of a waist. Opt for visual illusion of a waist, like Melissa McCarthy has done with the beaded area around her waist.
- Raise the waistline. An empire waist hits higher on the figure and creates a longer, leaner line in the torso. It also hits at a smaller area — right below the bust — for a slimmer look.
- Wear the full-over-slim look, with caution. When you are already larger in the torso, the last thing you want to do is exaggerate that with a full tunic over leggings. Instead try a look that has slim — but not skin-tight — bottoms like Melissa McCarthy's floaty top and bright green leggings (which make it all look balanced.)
- Show some skin. Fight the urge to cover up every inch. Try a cold-shoulder silhouette or wear a skirt to show your legs.
- Try a neckline that visually elongates. A V-neck top is flattering for the apple-shaped figure.
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