APPLE BODY SHAPE: Capsule Wardrobe
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13 Jun

APPLE BODY SHAPE: Capsule wardrobe

How to know if you have an Apple Body Shape?

If your body shape looks similar to this, you are an apple body type

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apple body shape

You are in great shape because your body type is magnificent when it comes to picking a wardrobe! Congratulations, dear!

  • Your shoulders and generally upper body are broader than your lower part
  • Hips are not too curvy
  • A well-defined waistline may be a problem (If you do, your body shape is not an Apple body type, but rather an hourglass)

Additional Helpful Information

I have a long explanation of an apple body shape and what you need to wear in general. If you have any doubts about whether you are an apple shape or any other, please visit this article and get acquainted with additional styling information. This is all to help you know your body better and get a higher sense of fashion.

Apple Shaped Body: Capsule Wardrobe – What is it?

A capsule wardrobe is a set of basic clothes that suit any of the other pieces that you have. Whenever you have no time – you need to have a “capsule wardrobe” that will always look good. This capsule wardrobe will be your “saver” at any time and situation in life.

Capsule wardrobe is suitable for:

  1. Office/Work outfit
  2. Casual outfit
  3. Going Shopping outfit
  4. Night Out outfit
  5. Birthday/Party Outfit

Can you imagine that all these outfits can be pieces of one capsule wardrobe that does not need to be huge and take all of the free space! I love minimalism, so as a personal stylist, this is why I highly recommend a personalized capsule wardrobe for your apple body shape! It’s just a must when it comes to the question, “Oh, where do I begin”?

Tops for an Apple Body Shape

pear shaped body
apple body shape

All good basics always start with a white button-up shirt and a basic white T-shirt. In this regard, we need to think about quality! We remember that 100% cotton, mulberry silk, and linen are the best choice for letting your skin breathe and feel good.

For an apple-shaped body, we need to pay closer attention to the neckline. Not all neckline forms will suit you the best. I have prepared a couple of good examples where you can see that are:

  • Plunging V-necks in any silhouette
  • Deep U-neck cut
  • Button Up Shirts
  • A-line silhouette

Pay attention to your arms and shoulders. If you think you are suitable for strapless or sleeveless – go for it! If you prefer to cover up, try a more fitted sleeve to help balance out your bosom and tummy. If you are curvy, try to elongate your neck with V-neck or scoop-necks.

Avoid colors that are not a part of a capsule wardrobe, like neon shades, and those that are too bright and would make it impossible to mix in everyday style. If you really want to try something like bright red, you need to think if the rest of your wardrobe will match. If not, try burgundy instead; it’s apart of an essential capsule!

Jeans for an Apple Body Shape

apple body shape
apple body shape

Everybody has jeans in this world! Those became so popular that I cannot even imagine anyone not having a pair of jeans. If you already understood me right, your capsule needs to have at least 1 pair of the best possible pants you can think of. These jeans have to suit any occasion even if you have to to the wedding (I’m kidding). Those jeans need to be your 1st choice!

What form of jeans you need to pay attention to:

  • Skinny Jeans (because you are known for magnificent legs).
  • Flared jeans (perfect for elongating if you are petite)
  • Classic (no embellishment, no holes, applique, flowers, etc.)
  • Dark-colored preferred: black, blue, grey (to conceal your bottom if you’d like to)
  • Vertically Striped (will make you look slimmer)

Avoid Funny patterns if you are curvy because the whole body may appear disproportionate.

Be Careful with light-colored pants: white, beige, and bright colors like yellow, etc. You might want to think about an elongated cardigan or a tunica in mixture with that (preferably A-lined).

Blazer for Apple Body Shape

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Now, you will want to seal the look with a thing that defines your attitude but still shows some style. It’s always a blazer for me, plus, it’s perfect for work and fits great instead of a jacket during colder times. For a capsule wardrobe – it’s an absolute must!

Let me remind you, a deep V-neck will do you good by adding enough space in the decolletage area, which will elongate your body structure.

Look at this selection I have here:

KIMONO is a must have for a your body type

apple body shape

Are you wondering why Kimono would be the perfect choice for you? I will tell you that it’s not only for your body type but also for all women out there! It’s the universal piece of a garment I can find. It’s suitable for those that do not like getting too formal. This is a perfect choice for getting something that will even out your upper body and bottom, emphasize your waistline, and even stress upon your neckline!

Look at this selection:

You can wear it alone, with your favorite jeans, a dress, leggings, and shorts. It can serve as a perfect substitution for a dress or a summer coat. It is the most feminine clothing that exists, and I am just in love with it!

A Dress for an Apple Body Shape

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You will say that you already know that a little black dress is a must for every woman in the world. I will say that it’s not completely accurate! For example, I have a black dress, and guess how many times I actually wore it. Right, 0 times! Why? Because black doesn’t compliment my skin tone and body shape as much as other colors do!

Look at this beautiful selection:

There are other darker shades if you do not want to wear black. And this is why I remind you to take a closer look at your skin tone and figure out whether you are a warm tone skinned or a cold one.

For instance, I have warm blond hair, green eyes, and skin tans easily with a yellow skin undertone. So I am a “warm” type. I can wear a green emerald, burgundy, blue sea, light beige colors as necessary.

A Helpful tip about Warm and Cold Skin Undertone.

I have great information for you if you’d like to find out your skin type and colors that suit you.

When it comes to the type of dress I always recommend:

  • Flared sleeves
  • A-line styles would look fantastic on your body type, which goes for skirts and coats too.
  • Maxi styles will definitely bring more flair and feminine taste to your shape. If you feel like you can wear fitted styles – feel free to stress on your bottom. That would be a great idea to try something from the beige color range.
  • Mini style skirt and shorts because of your beautiful legs!
how to dress for an Apple body shape
how to dress for an Apple body shape

A Skirt for an Apple Body Shape

A skirt is not necessarily a must if you are a “pants” girl. But I’d give it a go if you want to feel more feminine. I’d recommend:

Look at this selection over here:

  1. Flared silhouettes
  2. A-line
  3. Pencil skirt if you need not hide your bottom, or you are going to wear an elongated blazer, tunica, kimono that will conceal the rear.

Shoes for a perfect Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to capsule wardrobe shoes, you must know that it all depends on the lifestyle you choose. If you are a sporty girl, do not invest in expensive Louboutins just because a stylist said so; take a look at something you may actually use. And vice versa, if you wear heels daily, maybe Balenciaga sneakers are not your best option for investment.

Look at this perfect selection:

What kind of should always serve good to any woman in the world are these high-quality real leather shoes:

  1. Kitten heel in beige and black colors
  2. Loafers in Black and Silver
  3. Sneakers up to your preference

Avoid trendy “ugly” shoes like Balenciaga, Combat Shoes, funny prints, synthetic materials.

Bag for a Capsule wardrobe of an Apple Shaped Body

When it comes to a bag, of course, one cannot measure it for body shape. Obviously, it’s all as per personal preference. Just do not forget about your perfect capsule wardrobe and think whether it’s a good idea to spend money on something you are not sure about. I mean something that requires substantial spending on luxury.

I always recommend trying out fist the model that is a look-alike and then decide whether you really want it. I have many designer dupes of excellent quality that you might be willing to try out for that occasion.








Iryna Fedorchak

Hello, I am Iryna. A creative Ukrainian soul living in Lisbon, Portugal. I know fashion, I speak beauty and I know what lifestyle suits you the best. Here I will show you how fashion manifestation looks like as well as I want it to be an inspiring space for women of all religions and heritage. I hope I can help and advise you about your fashion preferences. Let's do fashion together! I love to create and re-create looks showcasing the life of European Bohemia in Portugal, researching Dos' and Donts' of the beauty realm, throwing my philosophy like confetti.