How to dress for an apple shape body - by Pauline Durban, Founder of Covered Perfectly

How to dress for an apple shape body - by Pauline Durban, Founder of Covered Perfectly

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be covering what style of clothing works best for your body shape.

This one is going to discuss dressing for an apple shape body.

So what is an apple shape?

A-line designs

  • Your shoulders are normally wider than your hips

  • Very often you don’t have a defined waistline

  • Your hips and thighs are smaller than the top part of your body.

  • Quite often you will have thinner arms and legs

  • Maybe a flat derrière

  • Extra weight in your tummy area

Help is here! Below are a few styles that will help you see what works well. Of course, while I would love you to buy them from Covered Perfectly, they are just used as an example, you should wear whatever you feel comfortable in...

Stay away from tops that end at the middle of your tummy.

Longer is better as they elongate your body.

You should definitely stay away from boat neck and high neckline tops. They will make your shoulders look wider. Avoid short sleeves or cap sleeves, they will give too much attention to your shoulders.

The ¾ length works, as do long sleeves and flared sleeves.

Draw attention away from the tummy area by emphasizing your bust.
Gathers at the bust while giving you the perfect drape

Wear tops that flow downwards, like an A-line, empire waist or a high-waistline

Empire waist to help define the lower area.

Interestingly a Peplum top will also work for you,
especially with a dropped waist.

Lower waist to define the hip area

Plus, an asymmetrical hem will help, as again, it will bring the eyes downwards.

Choose a V-neck with the asymmetrical hemline

Create lines – a vest will work for this or wear a scarf hanging loose in two lines. Don’t have too much going on above your bustline.

Creating lines also gives a slimming effect

I hope this helps. Please leave any comments below or share this article on your social media so that others can figure out what works well for their shape.

Thank you for being part of my journey

Founder of Covered Perfectly
A company dedicated to providing flattering clothing for mature women


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