Outfit ideas for the apple body type (Plus Size)

Today I would like to show you outfit examples that create beautiful proportions for the apple body type. I would like you to pay attention to all the elements of the look: the length of the top, the collar, the fit, the materials and so on. All these little details make a big difference in proportions.

 
 

Your best shape for a dress is the knee-length straight dress with a round collar. The length of the sleeves is up to you as it doesn’t dramatically change the proportions.

Asos Curve, Carmakoma, Anna Scholz

Asos Curve, Carmakoma, Anna Scholz

You should also try a midi straight dress. If you do, you should go for one with long sleeves, so the main attention goes to your face, ankles and shoes.

H&M, Asos Curve, H&M

H&M, Asos Curve, H&M

One more option for a dress is a shirt dress. It creates this flattering vertical line that helps visually elongate your silhouette. Put your whole wardrobe to good use and wear it in different combinations of materials and colours. Knee-length I think is perfect, but you can try a shorter version that you can pair with slightly slim pants.

Asos Curve, Carmakoma, Anna Scholz

Asos Curve, Carmakoma, Anna Scholz

The next outfit combination for an apple body type is a straight tunic with cropped straight pants. You can choose long sleeves or three quarter ones. I really like this matching set, it creates the illusion of a longer silhouette, which is always nice.

Mango Violeta, Navabi, Asos Curve

Mango Violeta, Navabi, Asos Curve

This next outfit formula is a straight cut top paired with a straight cut skirt. Your top shouldn’t be shorter than your middle hip line. You could go slightly longer if you want to wear it with a midi skirt like here. The shape of your skirt should always be straight, but the length and colour can vary depending on your taste and style.

Anna Scholz, H&M, Asos Curve

Anna Scholz, H&M, Asos Curve

You can also wear a top of this length with pants, but you’ll need to make sure that they also have a straight cut and are slightly cropped. Wide leg pants are not so good for your body type because they create a squared and short silhouette from head to toe, and you don’t need that.

All Asos Curve

All Asos Curve

An off the shoulder top or dress has real potential to look very nice and sexy on an apple body type woman. Just make sure you always choose a straight cut and keep details to a minimum. All attention should be on your neckline and face.

Asos Curve, Asos Curve, H&M

Asos Curve, Asos Curve, H&M

The one button blazer and a pair of long or cropped straight cut pants should be your number one choice for a suit. Choose bravely the colour of your suit, light or dark, but please, no prints. Your blazer should be middle hip long and have a straight cut. Long lapels also make you look taller creating a vertical illusion. You can untuck your top if you want, but remember that it shouldn’t be longer than your blazer.

Asos Curve, Navabi, Asos Curve

Asos Curve, Navabi, Asos Curve

One more outfit that works great with an apple body type is a soft vest paired with slim fit pants.  If you don’t like short sleeves you can easily wear any top you like underneath it and it will still look amazing. I would suggest to wear this kind of vest loose so you get the vertical illusion here as well.

Asos Curve, Elena Miro, Asos Curve

Asos Curve, Elena Miro, Asos Curve

And the final outfit idea for your wardrobe would be the combination of a soft shaped blazer paired with a t-shirt and jeans. I think it’s a great outfit for any casual occasion. Again, you can untuck your t-shirt if you wish, but it shouldn’t be longer than your middle hip area. As you can see, the blazer is covering the hips, has a straight cut and relaxed shape. The jeans shouldn’t be too tight, better go with a classic straight cut, maybe even longer enough to cover your heels. The choice is yours.

All Mango Violeta

All Mango Violeta

 

Now you have 10 outfit ideas that will create better proportions for your body type. I’ll say try them all. Just copy the exact outfit formulas paying attention to the length, cuts and shapes. But don’t forget to use colours and prints that you like, shoes, jewellery and other accessories. That’s what will make the style truly yours.