How to Style Your Shape

Hey guys! It’s been a while, but I am ready to offer you all some advice and key tips on styling yourself based on your shape. We all worry whether or not we are dressing ourselves properly based on our specific body types, and trust me, there are some people out there who have definitely missed the mark. But you should not let the fear of your own body’s shape distress you!

Every woman’s body is beautiful. Beauty is not dependent on shape or size, even though society nowadays seems to believe that is the case.

So here’s the deal – there are 4 basic body types that women could be: Apples, Pears, Hourglasses, and Rectangles.

Let’s start with apples:


Women who carry most of their weight in their midsection are classified as having an apple body shape. This imbalance can make you look shorter and wider. In order to counteract it, you must minimize your midsection and showcase your amazing legs.

Wardrobe Essentials:

  • A-line shifts
  • Short skirts
  • Blouses with a gently-curved waistline
  • Wrap shirts and dresses
  • Single-button jackets
  • Pants that flare at the leg or wide-legged trousers
  • Long-fitted shirts and sweaters that disguise a fuller midsection


  • Bold-patterned tops
  • Shiny fabrics
  • Short jackets and sweaters that skim the waist
  • Tapered pants like capris or skinny jeans
  • ANYTHING with shoulder pads
  • Chunky knits

Neckline: Cowl neck, scoop, or V-neck

Dress: An empire-waist dress that falls just below your bust that flares with an A-line skirt

Jeans: Trouser-cut jeans with a higher waistband and a simple straight leg.

Bathing suits: Either a one-piece with a deep, plunging neckline to create a defined waist, or a bikini with a solid top and a colorful bottom. (Ruffles, bows, and ties on bikini bottoms also work great with apples).

I hope this helps all of you apples out there! I will be continuing this series with the version for pear shapes…get excited!

As always, have a lovely day!


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