Wedding Outfits For All Body Shapes – Apple

Firstly, apologies for not writing another post in over three weeks! It’s been a bit manic with work lately but I am ready to continue with wedding outfits, as there seems to be enough weddings going on this summer!

Apple shapes are bigger on top, carrying their weight on their tummy and bust, with slim legs and arms. As a stylist, I therefore look to accentuate your legs and balance out your body shape as a whole. The best way of doing this is by combining plain fabrics with prints or textures as this breaks up the silhouette. Our main aim here, as with pear shapes, is to create balance throughout your figure. You want your wedding outfit to emphasise your ‘best bits’.


  • One must for an apple shape (as with any body shape, really) is to get well-fitted bras that slim and define your shape. All too often we wear the wrong size and style of bra and this can not only lead to health problems but also ruin an outfit.
  • To show off your arms go for something with no sleeve and detailing around the shoulder or a capped sleeve to show off your arms.
  •  Another part to be accentuated is your bust, so look for styles that have small gathers on the top or a v-neck. Another great style for a dress is the classic empire line, as this will disguise any areas you want to hide.
  • Give shape to your waist, with cinched in tops, jackets nipped in at the waist and wrap style dresses.


  • To show off your great legs, shorter length dresses will work well for you here when they have a small flare or ruffle as this will create proportion throughout the body.
  • If you opt for a skirt and top, make sure you go for a skirt that fastens at the side and is flat fronted. Anything with pockets or detail at the front is going to take away form the balance and flowing proportion we are trying to create.
  • If you do want to go for something that has detail at the front, make sure it starts below the stomach.

Some styles that will look great on you:

Blue Paisley Print Dress, Dorothy Perkins, £39.50


Corin Dress, L.K.Bennett, £225


Bambury Print Dress, Monsoon, £65




As per, let me know your thoughts and opinions on these and what you’d wear them with. Any questions, please ask!


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2 Responses to Wedding Outfits For All Body Shapes – Apple

  1. Gerri says:

    I’ve always wondered what an ‘apple’ shape meant. I just assumed it meant round or large, but now I understand. I like your blogs, really useful tips and clear explanations. Thank you!

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