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Best Dresses for Apple Shaped Women


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PSA to all apple shaped women! We’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to finding your new dress obsession. Want to find out our favourite styles for apple shaped bodies? Keep scrolling.

What Is An Apple Shaped Body?

Apple shaped women tend to have larger busts and broader shoulders with narrower hips, slender legs and a less defined waist. The general idea on how to dress an apple shape is all about drawing the attention away from your midsection and highlighting your chest and legs.

Tips For Dressing An Apple Shaped Body

  1. Make the focus your legs or your bust – This will take the focus away from your midsection by highlighting and drawing attention to your legs and chest. Plunge necklines and shorter lengths are the simplest ways to do this.
  2. Define your waist – Silhouettes that nip you in under the bust such as skater dresses and shirred dresses help create a more defined waistline. You can also achieve this through adding a belt to any dress!
  3. Choose clothes that flatter your shape – Know what styles suit your shape and how you can enhance your best features.

What Are The Best Dresses For Apple Shapes?

  • Puff sleeve dresses – Short puff sleeves and statement sleeves help balance out broader shoulders with extra volume to the sleeves. They also help lift your eye upwards away from the midsection.
  • Skater dresses – Instantly create a more defined silhouette by nipping you in under the bust, often feature a belted tie fastening with a voluminous skirt for a flared finish.
  • V-neck dresses & wrap dresses – Plunge necklines are super flattering for bigger busts and instantly show off your cleavage, drawing attention to your chest.

If you’re an apple shaped lady looking for the best dresses to fit and flatter your curves, then check out our favourites below…

Occasion Dresses For Apple Shaped Women

Getting glam? Or looking for an excuse to? We’ve got all the special occasion dresses for apple shapes you can wear with confidence. Whether your LBD needs refreshing or you’re looking for a wedding guest dress, check out our favourite occasion dresses below.

Wrap Dress For Apple Shapes

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Wrap dresses are the ultimate silhouette for apple shapes. The wrap front features a plunge v-neckline drawing attention to your chest whilst narrowing your shoulders. Bloom into summer in a bold floral design with a hanky hem that highlights your legs. Slip on your go-to pair of heels you can serve at date night and beyond.

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Little Black Dress For Apple Shapes

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Every wardrobe needs an LBD! Designed in a forever flattering skater style perfect for apple shapes, this dress has all your evening occasions covered. The belted tie fastening cinches you in and complements the large bow detail to the shoulder. Simple in design but full of thoughtful details, this dress knows how to flatter your body shape. Formal event coming up? Whether you add a pop of colour with accessories or keep it simple throughout, you’ll reach for this timeless design season after season.

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Wedding Guest Dresses For Apple Shapes

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Wedding in the diary? You’ll want to be the best dressed guest right? This Yours London wrap dress ticks all the boxes for appled shaped women. Featuring a bright floral print, the wrap front exencuates your cleavage and chest with a deep v-neckline whilst the belted tie fastening nips you in at the waist. The knee length sits at a comfortable height but still shows off your legs.

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Summer Dresses For Apple Shaped Women

Sun’s out, summer dresses out! We’ve rounded up the best summer dress for apple shaped women so you can own your summer style with confidence.

Long Dress For Apple Shapes

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I know what you’re thinking, sleeves in summer? The weather isn’t always glorious sunshine throughout the summer months so it’s good to have options for whatever temperature it is.

For those cloudier days you still want to channel summer vibes, opt for his black daisy wrap dress. Featuring a flattering v-neckline with wrap front to highlight your cleavage and statement short flare sleeves balancing out broader shoulders. You can always rely on florals!

Midi Dress For Apple Shaped Women

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You’ll love this dress for work, weekends and beyond for a super flattering fit in the colour of the moment. The shirred fabric works effortlessly with the scoop neckline for stretch and comfort, nipping you in under the bust to bring shape to a floaty design. The split hem highlights your fab legs too! Opt for a colour clash with bright accessories to really channel summer vibes. Need a light layer? Throw on a denim jacket for ease.

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Casual Dresses For Apple Shaped Women

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Keeping things laid back? We’ve got casual dresses you can throw on and go in no time. You can never wear too much black right? This drawstring maxi dress features a flattering v-neckline and drawstring waist with an adjustable fastening to add definition. Take this dress into summer with all your go-to trainers and sandals for an effortless everyday look you’ll love.

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Looking for something short and sweet? This gingham smock dress is a great way to draw attention to your legs and chest. Detailed with a collared v-neckline and short puff sleeves, it sits at knee length with a frill hem to let your legs do all the talking. Ready to level up your next picnic plan.

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Looking for more flattering plus size dresses? Shop even more must-have styles in UK sizes 14-40.

If you’re a pear-shaped lady make sure you check out our post on How To Dress Your Pear Shaped Body

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