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What suits a high waisted apple shaped woman?

(19 Posts)
CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 22:30:36

I'm slim (and short) am def apple shaped and have a high waist.

What sort of things would I look fab in?

I of course have one of those post 4 huge babies flabby bellies which makes me even more apple shaped........

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 22:47:43

I am you but tall and with a 2-baby belly. I await ideas with anticipation......

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 22:53:10

where is everyone when us apples need them???

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:00:37

Other side of the fruit bowl. Bloody pears, they're all the same.

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:02:57

we should move to Italy the predominant body shape there is apple.

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:05:58

Hell yes!

My ginger hair might be more appreciated too <<sniff>>

Well, I think high waist jeans are the way forward, and never a boot leg. Or not much of one anyway. Ankle skimming nautical type trousers seem to suit me. Which is a pita as I'm more your funky type. No denying I look good in navy side zips and a sailor top though. Bugger it.

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:08:55

Yes I seem to live in the same few things that look good but am bored & looking to branch out.

Don't like high waisted trousers but I really struggle to get size 8 fitting hips and 10-12 waist......

I'm a red head too! Very fed up with browns, greens & golds too.

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:15:47

Oh wow! Coincidence!

If one more make up counter person tells me to stick to 'autumnals' angry

Its all about the hips for us isn't it? Showing them off in their lean splendour. HIgh waisted flat front trews do that, but they are hard to find and often dowdy. I've gone a bit wild and bought a clingy elastic type pencil skirt to wear over leggings with a vest top or boat neck top. Suddenly I think I'm Blondie.

Absolutely nothing from Boden in the dress or coat line for me. The waist is always under my armpit. Monsoon tends to be a disaster too. The whole cinched in waist and flare skirt makes me look like Angelina Ballerina after she ate the pies. I have shot put calves into the bargain.

Shit sad

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:22:03

I have nice legs so can wear short skirts provided the fake tan is up to date.

Skirt that flare out because they are made with panels work well too. It's finding tops that are the correct length that I find very hard (partly because I'm short). I have a pair of stretch denim capri pants that are fab.

I've got a cowl neck low backed silk dress that looks good with a control thingy underneath.

I also wear gel filled bras to help hide my tummy.

I def look much better with clothes on!

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:28:29

Your wardrobe sounds alot nicer than mine! But I'm an 18 waist and 14 hips so I'ma whole different ball game. ball. See what I did there? Eh?

In fact, I think I am now developing a envy face to this red headed petite size small with good legs......harumph.

<<rolls off to hang out with the bannanas>>

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:35:04

Welllll did I mention my disgusting stomach (dd2 was 10lb 6oz, I have twin tummy skin as well as no stomach muscles), no boobs (hence gel bras but only style of one brand fit, and still no cleavage), can't wear heels due to knee problems, I have loads of thick hair with ever such a slight kink so it doesn't do anything much, and I need to lose weight, at least half a stone because my arms are looking yucky. Believe me half a stone at my height is a complete dress size, possibly more.

fin42 Tue 01-Sep-09 23:35:26

I am an apple and have always found that i accentuate the good bits i.e. slim legs and hips, therefore trousers/jeans are best slim/skinny fit with either long sweaters or cardis that end mid thigh over, preferably, 'v' or scoop neck t-shirts (as with apples norkage is usually prominent).
For evening empire line,wrap, or (esp. if you're slim) shift dresses have always made me feel comfortable.

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:36:42

Oh well alright then.

<<rolls back>>

Maybe we should just focus on having nice nails grin

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:39:10

but slim fit trousers don't fit around the waist that is the big problem. To get them to fit around the waist they are too big on my hips.

Don't have nice nails either, too brittle so just snap.

I do look better with dyed lashes and eyebrows though!

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:39:14

Ooooh another apple! Yay! Agree on wrap dresses and slim jeans. And V.

I look a beast in empire though - big arms and norks. I look a bit Boudicca meets Hatty Jakes.

fin42 Tue 01-Sep-09 23:41:21

Oh yes I do have nice nails (finger nails only, toes aren't brilliantwink)

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:44:34

I have worked on my feet all summer, I have soft skin, not cracking and painted nails.

I wish I had more norkage, I'm def not column shaped though.

newspaperdelivery Tue 01-Sep-09 23:50:06

Have you tried Cath Kitson? The denim skirts would be good, you could wear slung low to deal with waist thing. Dunno if you do the print thing, but I dig those tea dresses. My norks don't fit though sad

CarGirl Tue 01-Sep-09 23:59:12

they don't do a size 8, think I am probably too short for the dresses. I'm only 5'

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