Key items:

  • Trouser-style pants/jeans
  • Mid-size, dark colored belt
  • Loose top
  • A-line skirt

Apple-shaped women have wide or round midsections, often with ample bust and thin legs.

Skirts: A-line skirts that hit just above the knee are the most flattering, because the bell shape creates a shape.

Shirts: Shirts with decoration near the top or an interesting neckline draw attention away from a round middle. Belted shirts work well.

Pants: Slim-fit pants or skinny-fit are unflattering, because they create a tottering effect. The waistline on pants should be mid-rise to smooth a thicker center. Wide-leg or trouser-style pants create long, lean lines. Bootcut pants balance curves well.

Dresses: Wrap dresses in solid or simple prints create a waist and skims curves. Belted A-line dresses also create the illusion of a tapered middle.

Try this!

Add an interesting jewelry piece up top, or a statement shoe. Adding a belt in a darker color also pulls the eye in and creates a trimmer waist.