Body Shape Bible: How To Identify and Dress Apple Body Types

As Meghan Trainor said, “Any body type is beautiful. It’s all about loving what you got and rocking it.” We agree. Dressing according to your body type is more important than you think. Whether you prefer classic silhouettes or can’t have enough of trends, every ensemble will look better when you understand your body and adapt your favourite looks to suit that style. There are a number of body types and we kickstart our Body Shape Bible with a round-up of apple-shaped body types.

Apple of My Eye


Apple shaped body types are blessed with great proportions. Don’t believe us? Check out Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, Kareena Kapoor, and Sonakshi Sinha. The characteristics of apple body type include delicate shoulders, an almost flat bottom, and fullness around the waist. And those legs, sigh! Apple-shaped body types have legs we could, don’t underestimate us, kill for.  

Best assets

  • Round shoulders
  • Lean legs
  • Trim hips

Areas of concern

  • Fuller tummy
  • Undefined waist
  • Flat bottom

How To Dress Up


A V-neck top helps take the focus above bust area A choker or short necklace makes for great detailing around the neckline. the look for above bustline details. The look from below bust area to thighs is plain without prints, embellishment, or eye-catching details. Pick topwear with vertical lines to conceal a bigger torso area and add a minimal jacket for layering. Highlight your defined legs with skinny trousers or jeggings.


This printed maxi dress is a dream come true for apple-shaped ladies. With a dress this gorgeous, make this the highlight of the look. The studded collar necklace focuses the look above the bustline. The straight silhouette helps create an illusion of a more balanced figure. A chic look perfect for an evening out with your girls.

Many believe that apple-shaped body types are plump, but size has little to do with your body shape. The key to nailing your everyday ensembles is to highlight your best features with the right pick of apparel and accessories.

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