is the dilemma. Many women feel intimidated and even fearful of
shopping because they are unhappy with their bodies and don’t have a
clear understanding of their specific body types. To augment the issue,
many are unaware of how to choose styles that effectively diminish
their problem areas for an overall flattering look. Clothes are our
friends. Knowing your body type and how to effectively dress it takes
the guesswork and stress out of shopping.
Apple Body Shape
for your shape is the ultimate fashion rule, followed by ensuring that
your clothes are tailored to your body and fit well. We spoke several
weeks ago on dressing the inverted triangle body shape and ways to play
up that shape’s best assets while visually hiding the problem areas.
This week is focused on dressing the apple shape.
A Wrap Blouse for Apple Shape
and comforting you have the perfect body for cuddling but perhaps one
of the hardest to dress. The apple shape is characterized by a lack of
defined focal points. Your shoulders, bust and waist all appear to be
the same size. You may have a short neck and your most common gripe is
your ample tummy and lack of a defined waistline, causing you to feel
overwhelmed when trying to dress yourself. The wrong answer, but the
easiest and most frequently used quick fix is to swaddle yourself in
reams of fabric. This is where that stops.
greatest asset if you have an apple shape is your lower portion. Your
slender hips, shapely legs and defined calves are where you shine.
Focus on playing up those parts of your body. When it comes to your
upper body, opt for an open neckline. V-necks, scoop necks, boat necks
and sweetheart necklines are flattering on you because they visually
elongate your frame, accentuate the bust line and open up the neckline.
If you’re a dress fanatic like I am – cocktail length dresses look best
on you because they expose a little of your leg – your slimmest and
Summer Wrap Dress for Apple Shape
of my clients complain that they are uncomfortable with wearing skirts
or dresses and thus consistently cover their legs in pants.
is my ten second pitch for dresses. They are weather appropriate and
cooler to wear than pants. It’s far easier to find a dress that fits
well without having to be tailored than it is to find perfectly fitting
pants. In addition – a dress is usually the best bang for your buck.
It’s a complete outfit at the same price point as a separate. Not to
mention how feminine and sensuous a dress can make a woman look and
feel in comparison to pants.
that sold you, then there are two go-to dresses you must add to your
wardrobe – a wrap dress and a maxi dress. When dressing an apple shape,
maxi style dresses are a great option. Their open neckline, defined
bust and empire waist highlight the bust and skim over your midsection
for a balanced look that plays up your top half and diminishes your
it comes to skirts, stick to A-line silhouettes or pencil skirts that
fit well. That means no bunching or riding up when you walk.
Halter Maxi Dress for Apple Shape
recap – If you have an apple shaped body stick to tops that are open at
the neckline but are long enough to cover your midsection. Show your
lower legs. This is your best feature so play it up with cocktail
length dresses and skirts.
that we’ve covered the basic the styles you should wear – here’s a
quick rundown of what you should avoid. When the weather gets colder –
stay away from turtlenecks or any other garment with a high neck.
Remember to wear open necklines. Tops that are too short are to be
avoided. Tops that are very voluminous without a belt to create a
waistline are also to be avoided.
jeans won’t work for your body either. A tailored boot cut style in a
dark denim wash that is fitted in the thighs and flares slightly toward
the calf and ankle is your best option.
styles aren’t for all body types. Start paying attention to your figure
and finding quality pieces that work for you. Fashion is an investment
- an investment in your confidence and the way people perceive you.
Tyrina Talks Fashion
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