Not forgetting that the apple shaped figure has a wider upper body and narrow lower body and sometimes tend to have big stomach, these same females have much envied bust and lovely legs. The goal of this shape is to create a proportional body. So how do we do this?
Starting from the top, you are to wear fitted but not clingy or tight blouses. Make sure the blouses you wear have shape (slight indentation at the waist) and are not looking like a box because you need to give everyone the illusion that you have a waist line. Also, make sure to avoid round necks because they make your bust look much bigger than they really are and make your shoulder to your bust look very wide, e.g. turtle necks. What you should wear instead is v-necked blouses and blouses with a deep neckline. V-necked blouses make your upper body look narrow and not like some big box.
When it comes to jackets, go for fitted but not tight jackets with v-necks starting from your bust or below your bust. The only time I’ll advise you to wear a round neck or turtle neck blouse is when you are wearing a fitted v-necked jacket or suit on top of it. Lastly, let your jacket and blouses end just above your hip and not on your hip or below it.
Because apple shaped females tend to have big upper arms and upper body, its best to avoid flamboyant sleeves. Be sure to wear moderately puffed sleeves. Don’t go fashionable with puffed sleeves. It’s a bad idea. They will make you look huge. So the Rihanna puffed sleeves you like so much are a big NO! Don’t you dare touch any big sleeve and shoulder pads. This next advice goes to every woman out there complaining about big upper arms. Make sure the shortest length of your sleeves stop at the biggest part of your upper arm. This creates the illusion that your arm is slim. You can go for fitted sleeves that stop just above, on or below your elbow. You can also go for the traditional long sleeves.
Moving on, another way to create a waist line besides wearing a fitted blouse is to use a belt. When wearing skirts, skirts with an a-line or a flared skirt create the illusion of having wide hips like the hourglass and that is a good thing. Try and avoid straight and pencil skirts because they emphasize your small lower body instead of trying to make your body proportional. When wearing jeans trouser, avoid straight and pencil jeans but go for boot cut jeans, that is, jeans with wide bottom.
With dresses, go for empire waist. An empire waist gown is a high-waist gown with gathers just below the bust or nearby and flows down the body disguising the stomach area as well as emphasizes the bust.
On a final note, be sure you get a good bra; it’s one of the keys to looking good. Get a bra with good support and tighten the straps so your bust don’t sag and you don’t complain of back aches. Also, you can wear a girdle bra to hold your stomach or slimming pants. Wear plain and dark coloured blouses and jackets and patterned and light coloured skirts.