Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Who can wear which dress Wednesday #3 Apple Shape


If you are an apple shape you will most probably be larger on your top and middle than you are on the hips. Apples shapes get the name from the rounder shape of the torso. Legs can often be extremely thin. Apples are actually quite an easy body shape to dress in a dress and what better dress than a girls best friend; the wrap dress.

The beauty of wrap dresses is that they come in a multitude of colours, lengths, and wrap styles. The reason wrap dresses work so very well on apples is that they create a sculpted look defining the waistline which is otherwise an apples most problematic area. Patterned wraps are best for apple shapes as the fabric will disguise any lumps or bumps as does the ruching created by the wrap itself.

Other good styles for apples include empire line dresses (scroll down for the which dress Wednesday post for Pear shapes) and dresses with lower slung waists. Dresses to avoid are anything with too much lycra- you don't want fabric clinging to all the wrong bits!

Longer length dresses can even out an apple shape whereas mini dresses can leave you looking even rounder. 3/4 length sleeves are also a great option for balancing your shape. The V neckline created by a warp dress will visually elongate the torso; the same is true of the low slung waisted dress.

There are always wrap dresses to be found so find one you like and let it love your figure!

Til next time...x

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