It’s time for the last, but certainly not the least of our gorgeous body shapes – the juicy Apple!! Now for all you older ladies out there, this shape may start to sound familiar – it tends to be a shape quite a few of us turn into as we get a little older – but there can also be some Spring Apple chickens in the mix too!

So what makes you an Apple shape and how can can you look your best?



I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. This is the MOST important thing to remember – this is not at all about your size, dressing for your shape is all about balancing the proportions of your body – no matter what size you are, you can still look amazing!

How to identify an Apple:

1. Wider back and upper body

2. Medium to large bust

3. No defined waist and a bit of a tummy

4. Slender hips, bum and legs (often you will buy a size smaller for your bottom half)

Does that ring any bells? Here are some ladies in celeb-land that lay claim to being an Apple shape:

Recognise these stunners? Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta Jones and Liz Hurley all have the typical Apple-shaped body

See? These are some of the world’s most beautiful women and they are Apples! We ALL coming in different shapes and sizes so here’s how to embrace your Appleness!

My top 4 tips for dressing for an Apple:

1. Create vertical lines

Vertical lines are EVERYBODIES friend, but for you in particular, Apples – you CAN NOT go wrong with vertical lines. Because you are slightly wider at the top of your body, anything that draws the eye up and down your shape, rather than focusing on the width of your torso is going to make you look slimmer.

Weather its wearing a long scarf or necklace, or using a cardigan or jacket to create the vertical lines – anything that draws the eye vertically and skims over your tummy is going to be good!


1. Diva long tribal necklace AU$12.50 (click here to buy). 2. Decujba utility jacket NZ$149.95 (click here to buy) 3. Witchery summer block scarf AU$49.95 (click here to buy)

2. Define your shape through the sides and back – avoid the tummy!

You need to look for garments that still give you a shapely silhouette without exaggerating your tummy – this is where shaping of garments is important! Look for anything that pulls in at the back, or has some shaping through the sides of the garment without a seam or a tie across the tummy.

Tunics and tunic dresses are good options for this! If a dress or a tunic has a waist tie don’t disregard it – often you can tie the tie back around the BACK of the dress – this will pull the garment in at the sides, giving you shape, without cutting across your tummy! A tunic has an added bonus in that you can wear it with leggings or a skinny pant to show off your awesome slim legs!


1. Asos tunic AU$253 (click here to buy) 2. Decujba Clutch Dress AU$199.95 (click here to buy) 3. Sacha Drake Jett tunic AU$199 (click here to buy)

3. Minimise your bust

Just like the busty Hourglass shape, taking the focus off your bust by minimising it is always a way to make you look better. Tame those puppies with deeper necklines. It’s all about surface area – the less fabric you have across the surface area of your décolletage  the smaller they will look, and less fabric is created by deeper necklines! Kapish?

1. Sweetheart neckline: Barkins top AU$39.99 (click here to buy) 2. Square neckline: Sacha Drake Iris dress AU$199 (click here to buy) 3. Cowl neckline: Witchery blouse AU$49.95 (click here to buy)

Minimising the bust also works well with tip number 1 – vertical lines and smaller bust = more flattering silhouette!

4. Show off your slim hips and legs

These are your key assets (along with your fabbo set of knockers!) so make the most of them! Leggings, jeggings and skinny pants are MADE for you. Still want to hide your tum? Easy! Tunics and short dresses are perfect! They give you the coverage you want over your middle whilst showing off your pretty pins!

1. Portmans 7/8 pants AU$79.95 (click here to buy) 2. SpencerLacy cotton leggings AU$69.95 (click here to buy) 3. Sacha Drake Capri pants AU$179 (click here to buy)

So my yummy little Apple’s does that clear things up a little? I hope it does! Don’t forget you can always ask me any questions you like in the comments below, or email me:

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Love & Style Always

Cait xoxo