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How to Dress for Your Body Type- No, but Seriously- The Apple

Ladies, I hope that you enjoyed the first part of How to Dress for Your Body Type, in which I focused on the pear body shape.  Through your fabulous suggestions on FB (snaps for you), for Part 2, I will focus on the apple body shape. 

Hello my SEXY apples! Once again, I will break down three different looks, including:

1)      casual to class

2)      work it out, lazy girl

3)      night on the town

If you haven’t already, take this AH-MAZING body type quiz to find what body shape category you fit in the best.  Check it out, here: Body Quiz

For next time, once again, I will choose whichever body shape gets the most votes on FB (please vote!), or please e-mail me your vote at k.e.quinn@iup.edu after you take the Body Quiz.  As always my collegiette’s, I hope you are as excited as I am!



1) If you are a sexy apple, you most likely have lean legs.  What better way to show those stems off than a cute pair of dark wash jeans and an ADORABLE v-neck tee for class.  Throw on a cardi, flats and accessories and you’re set to go for this spring!  As an apple, dark wash flared denim will flatter you the most!  Why? The flared denim will create an equal look from your top to your bottom.  Check out this HOT denim, and because I LOVE you, here is a coupon code.  The jeans may be a little bit more, but TRUST me ladies, Express denim is FAB, plus if you want a second pair; only $29.90.  

2) If you are going to hit the gym after class to blow off some steam, try wearing a pair of cute running capris that draw attention to your legs, and don’t worry, in a good way!  These ultra-slimming workout pants are not only super comfy, but also a GREAT deal.  How do I know?  I have a couple of pairs, well, maybe five…same difference.   Anyways, check them out here.  Also, if this style isn’t for you- TJ MAXX has AH-MAZING deals on workout gear.  Check it out!

3) Lastly, after you sweat off that buffalo chicken pizza you had for lunch in your new SEXY workout pants, and are getting ready for a night with your girls; mix things up, and try something new.  For apples, one piece of advice I can give is to try and elongate your torso.  Also, add a waist pinching belt to create a slenderific look.  One way you can do this is to wear a shorter skirt with a cute belt.  This skirt from H&M has an awesome print and is only $15!  Uhm hello!?  Cha-ching.  Then, find a super cute belt for less than $8 at every college girl’s FAVE store—Forever 21.  Pair with black heels and a black long sleeve shirt and, my lovely apples, you are ready to go!

Dos and Don’ts from the Professionals

If you have an apple-shaped body, like Jennifer Hudson’s, then you want to elongate your midsection and create the illusion of a smaller waist.

  • DO go for monochromatic looks.
  • DO go for v-neck tops to create the illusion of a longer torso.
  • DO wear a bra that offers good lift and support.
  • DO wear belts at the smallest part of your waist.
  • DO conceal tummy bulge by wearing empire tops and dresses.
  • DO wear boot cut and flared jeans to create an even line from the shoulders down.
  • DO wear shorter skirts to show off your legs and draw attention away from your midsection.


Hello everyone! My name is Kristi Quinn and I am an English Education major with a Journalism minor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I love fashion, nutrition and fitness, and staying busy.
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