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Apple shape help!

(9 Posts)
LindyHemming Tue 04-Aug-15 16:32:34

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Deeznutz Tue 04-Aug-15 16:43:39

Hip length boat neck tops are the ones I personally find the best style for my apple shape.

I bought a denim coloured tunic from Next that works well.

In terms of silhouette -skim past the waist and have material with stretch so it's not constrictive.

I get on well with the tight on the norks and flowing under tops that aren't empire line. They are often called swing tops or Trapeze. I go down a size so that it swings but doesn't swamp. Boden has some good ones at the moment.

Deeznutz Tue 04-Aug-15 16:52:47

I find Boden and Next cut well for apple shapes.

I wear black jersey maxi dresses that are column shaped and layer over them with slouchy slightly oversized tops or Bretons. It gives a slim line with no cling or gathering around the middle. I have bought mine from simply be in a size 14 (I am a 14-16) to give you an idea of sizing.

I also wear cigarette jeans from Next and layer a thigh length jersey Toast tunic over the top. These are good as they have a drop waist and a little bit of gathering, but only slightly so they flatter and do not add bulk. I sized down to a 12 in the tunic to keep the line neat.

Boden jersey weekend dress is cut for apples. You can layer under it too. I have one in black and get asked about it a lot. It's the one with pockets.

Deeznutz Tue 04-Aug-15 16:58:18


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Deeznutz Tue 04-Aug-15 17:10:55

this top is really flattering if you buy it in the navy or black and size down.

LindyHemming Tue 04-Aug-15 21:24:59

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HeyDuggee Tue 04-Aug-15 23:02:40

Cos. looks horrendous on website and you wouldn't think a shapeless bag of a dress would work on an apple, but it just somehow does.

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