Apple Body Shape – Dress Inspiration

Mairin commented on the Blog…
Inspiration for apple shape – dress?

Remember, your body shape is not about your weight!

If you have an apple-shaped body, you will have a wide torso, broad shoulders, and a full bust, waist, and upper back.

Apple-shaped women may also have thinner arms, legs, and hips, and if you put on a few pounds it will be around your waistline.

Which dresses might suit your body shape will depend on the occasion, of course, but here’s a few ideas for inspiration.


Go for a dress that fits neatly around your bust – a V-line neck is ideal, with a bit of flow underneath so it skims your curves.

You’re going for a cut and fabric that’s not too clingy, but it shouldn’t be boxy, baggy, or formless, either.

If it’s too loose, you can end up looking shapeless, and give the illusion that your waist is bigger than it actually is.

The Coleen dress by closet has a high waist, giving it an empire line feel that works well for apple shaped ladies, and the sleeveless design shows off your lovely arms to perfection!

We love this smart casual shirt dress by Arlet. Perfect for work or play!

The Sandra dress works for apple shaped ladies because of the shoulder and hip detail, and a cinched in waist – contributing a little extra on top and bottom where you can afford it for balance, and drawing in at the middle.


We hope that helps?

We’re always on hand – by phone, email or on Facebook, as well as personally in store – for professional style advice that’s personalised… and do have a look through all of our Dresses to see if there’s other options currently in stock that will suit your body shape!


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