The apple-shaped women are known for its generous curves, and they typically carry extra weight on their tummies. If you got a big bum in addition to that, finding the right type of clothes is critical to flatter your shape. Let’s take a closer look at your body traits and how to best dress your shape!
- You carry excess weight in your midsection. When apple-shaped women gain weight, the excess fat shows up in their stomach area.
- You have a voluptuous, big bum. Your buttocks are quite prominent and distinctive so they tend to attract too much attention.
- You have a full and round bust. You have a prominent bust line and you’re at least a B-cup.
- You are prone to a muffin top. Because of the fact that you carry most of your weight in the midsection, you will most likely deal with a muffin top, which is also known as a belly or tummy bulge.
- Your legs are slender and toned. You barely gain weight in your limbs so your legs are always slim and gorgeously shaped.
- You have very little to almost no waistline definition. The curves in your waist are barely noticeable because of the fact that they are mostly overshadowed by the extra weight you have in your stomach.
- You have balanced hips and shoulders. The soft slope of your shoulders matches the curves of your hips and they are nearly similar in terms of width, too!
Flowy Tunic Tops
Tunic tops feature a draping structure that causes a loose and flowy fit. This roomy fit brings a sense of movement that can cause a subtle distraction to steer attention away from your heavy midsection and big bum.
Since tunic tops are longer in length, usually up to the level covering the hips and buttocks, they can effectively camouflage the heavier regions of an apple shape to achieve a more balanced silhouette overall. This is a great choice if you’re looking for something comfy to pair with your jeans or shorts.
Scoop Neck T-shirts
Scoop neck T-shirts will always be a classic wardrobe staple and its shape which widens at the collarbone can effectively draw attention upwards toward your face. This visual redirection can softly shift the focus away from the midsection, hips, and your big bum in order to achieve a more balanced overall silhouette.
Since it’s an open neckline, it also creates a continuous vertical visual line down the center of the body. This vertical emphasis can give the illusion of a longer and leaner torso to offset the roundness of the midsection and tone down the prominence of your rear.
Scoop neck T-shirts can also highlight the shoulders and collarbone area to give you a broader, more defined shoulder line.
Three-fourth Sleeve Button Blouses
Three-fourth sleeves can be your quick go-to choice if you’re looking for something that offers more coverage while also providing comfort. They create a visual break between the arms and the torso so this way, the gaze is led to the arms and shoulders, which are typically narrower in apple-shaped figures.
Also, three-fourth sleeves hit just below the elbow and this visually tricks the eyes into making your arms appear longer and therefore add to the illusion of an elongated upper body. Apart from the benefits of the three-fourth sleeves, the button blouse itself also tends to have a more structured look so this can give you a more polished look and consistent visual weight.
Stretchy Denim Jeans
As an apple shape who carries ample weight in their stomach, hips, and bum area, you’ll need jeans that can accommodate them while providing you comfort. This is something that stretchy denim fabric can help your figure with because it adjusts to your body shape accordingly.
Stretchy denim efficiently conforms to your figure so this prevents the jeans from gaping and sliding down, which is a common struggle if you are someone with a big bum. There are also certain types of stretchy denim jeans that offer shaping to smooth out the potential bulges you may have in your figure.
When choosing stretchy jeans, just remember to look for stretchy denim that’s also structured at the same time. Stretchy doesn’t always necessarily mean that it has to be very fitted, this is why it’s ideal to look for the type of fabric that’s both structured and stretchy at the same time.
Tummy Control Jeans
Tummy control jeans usually feature a shaping panel across the midsection and hips to flatten and control any fat spillage that usually results in a muffin top. By going for tummy control jeans, you can efficiently camouflage your heavier midsection and subtly downplay the largeness of your buttocks to prevent them from looking too overwhelming.
As these tummy control jeans snugly fit in the waist as well, you are creating a distinctive indentation to the sides of your waist to make it look more defined and curved. As a result, you will look more shapely and proportionate from top to bottom.
Dark-Washed Wide-Leg Jeans
A generous derriere is a gorgeous asset, that’s for sure. But when you carry more weight in your figure, it can also be quite overwhelming, causing it to overshadow your other beautiful apple-shaped features.
This is where dark-washed wide-leg jeans can help you out because this combo where the dark color has a slimming effect and the wide leg shape has a wider room for your lower body, can help streamline the bulges in your figure. Dark-washed denim has the ability to absorb light so it effectively creates the illusion of a slimmer and leaner body.
Meanwhile, the wide-leg silhouette provides a consistent volume from hips to ankles so it gives ample room to accommodate the extra weight in your midsection, as well as your big bum.
Dark-colored Pleated Pants
As you may have already noticed, I’m recommending dark colors again because they are simply one of the best choices if you have an apple figure! Dark-colored pleated pants help take some visual weight out of your figure for you to achieve a more elongated and streamlined figure.
In addition to this, pleats that are strategically placed along the waistband of the pants also create a sense of verticality that draws the eyes up and down to optically create a longer and slimmer figure. These pleats or fabric folds also create more room around the hip area so this is quite beneficial for apple figures with a big bum.
High-waisted Straight-cut Pants
Apple body shapes significantly waist definition so a pair of high-waisted pants can definitely address this issue as a higher waistband instantly creates a more distinctive curve and indentation. This effect gives you a better shape and brings out your beautiful curves even more.
As the waistband sits higher than your natural waist, it visually elevates your legs which makes them look leaner and longer. At the same time, the straight-cut leg shape subtly camouflages the extra weight you carry in your midsection and your larger buttocks.
Flat Front Pants
Flat front pants don’t feature any additional details at the front so they prevent the appearance of any unnecessary bulk that may further emphasize the heavier midsection. Their sleek and streamlined appearance is also very helpful in terms of downplaying the larger appearance of your bum.
This type of pants often features a well-structured waistband and front panel, which effectively smooth out the appearance of your tummy, wherein bulges are most likely present. This distinctive and snug waistband provides a distinguishable separation between the curves of the upper and lower body, giving you an hourglass-like effect.
When choosing a pair of flat-front pants, it’s very important to go for the right fit because they typically don’t have zippers or buttons to work around the fit. The proper fit of flat front pants will prevent creasing or bunching in the midsection area.
Soft Chiffon Empire Waist Dresses
Apple body shapes have gorgeous bust lines and it’s one of this figure’s best assets so it’s a must to always put them under the spotlight! The high-waisted seam that sits just right below the bust instantly draws attention to the bust area and gives it a nice lift.
This creates a focal point right at the most flattering area of your figure, while also providing a visual distraction to steer attention away from your tummy bulge and large buttocks. The flowy skirt of this dress gracefully skims over the body, subtly camouflaging the heavier midsection and big bum.
Tailored Fit and Flare Dresses
The fitted bodice of this dress perfectly hugs the upper body and showcases your softly sloped shoulders and shapely bust. Meanwhile, the cinched waist and flared skirt work in complete synergy to bring definition and indentation to your waist while also naturally concealing the potentially overwhelming appearance of your big bum.
The silhouette of fit and flat dresses perfectly mimics the appearance of the hourglass body shape so wearing one can easily tweak the imbalances you have in your apple figure. This instantly gives you a more balanced and polished look without the unwanted bulges where you carry your excess weight.
Skirts with Asymmetrical Hem
The varying lengths of an asymmetrical skirt help bring attention to your legs, which is one of your apple figure’s strongest points. The interesting asymmetry in the hem also shifts focus away from the midsection and your big bum.
In addition to this, the asymmetrical hemline breaks up the horizontal line of the skirt, which draws the eye up and down in a streamlined and continuous manner. This helps balance out your upper and lower body proportions of the body, especially for apple body shapes with a fuller lower body.
Pleated A-Line Skirts
A-line skirts are usually fitted at the waist and then flare out towards the hem, in which the waistline is naturally emphasized. This helps to define and accentuate the narrowest part of your apple-shaped figure and steer the gaze away from the midsection and buttocks.
The pleats and flare of this particular style of A-line skirt can help to camouflage any areas of concern, such as a fuller stomach and a big bum. The skirt gently drapes over these areas so it nicely downplays the overwhelming volume of your lower half.
They are also generally comfortable to wear as they provide room to move and sit without feeling constricted, which is helpful if you have big buttocks. This makes this skirt style a practical and comfortable choice for day-to-day wear.
Long Wrap Coats
The length and silhouette of long wrap coats are very helpful in bringing balance to an apple-shaped woman’s silhouette as it defines the waist and drape gracefully over your lower body. The self-tie belt of wrap coats cinches the waist to have the lower part of the coat flare out and camouflage your midsection and big bum.
The waist cinch and length of this coat not only enhances the waistline but also provides a lengthening effect, to give you a leaner and more elongated appearance. Additionally, the wrap design allows you to fully customize the fit in order to accommodate your big bum and bulging midsection.
Tailored Single-breasted Blazers
Single-breasted blazers are generally quite slimming because they have a clean, vertical line that creates a balanced and streamlined appearance beneficial for apple body shapes that carry more weight in their midsection. This minimalist look detracts attention away from the midsection, to give you a more polished look overall.
In addition to this, tailored blazers often come with finer details like high-quality buttons, well-sewn linings, and precise stitching, which create a focal point in your ensemble. These details beautifully amplify your overall appearance, giving a more sophisticated look while minimizing the overwhelming appearance of your heavy midsection and bum.