The Apple Silhouette: The 6 Most Flattering Fashion Pieces for the B-shaped Figure Type

Either B- or apple-shaped: The lady with this corpulent silhouette has a figure that appears more massive or sturdier than the average. With the right fashion pieces, she can add an exceptionally graceful note to all her looks.

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The apple-like or the B-shaped figure type owns a basically corpulent torso, a wide waistline, and relatively slender arms and legs. Highly attractive silhouettes with this body shape are seen in celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Liv Tyler, Cate Winslet, and Jennifer Hudson. With the right fashion pieces, this unmistakable figure type can appear absolutely graceful, and therefore attain a powerful charisma. If you recognize yourself in this description you should check if you already have this five essential pieces in your wardrobe.

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Loosely Fitted Dresses and Smooth Fabrics


Comfortable fashion pieces made of light, soft, and smooth fine fabrics like silk, cotton, velvet or wool, should always belong to your basics. You better wear them as airy, loosely fitted dresses that will softly infold you but never constrain your body. Column, empire, or A-line cuts as well as kaftans are ideal for that and will swiftly give you a nonchalant lightness. 

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Single-colored Fashion Pieces


Fashion in rather darker or reserved colors like navy blue, forest green, brown, black, or deep reds and pinks should become your allrounders when you wish to get a particularly elegant appearance. If you wear them in monochromatic looks, they will give you a truly flattering silhouette.

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Airy Dresses with Delicate Prints


Beautiful prints are the ideal company for for the apple-shaped figure type, as long as you take them rather small and fine than too large and shrill. Delicate flowers, animal, polkadots, parsley prints, birds, and much more will be your best choice for the most cheerful occasions!

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V-necked Midi or Maxi Fashion Pieces


Calf- or ankle-length dresses, skirts and coats, preferably with a subtle A-line or an empire cut can immensely elongate the apple-like silhouette. Take them in delicate fabrics like silk, velvet, or wool for a more ethereal and weightless effect, and of course with a nice V-neck!

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Embellished Collar Details


A stylish woman with an apple-like silhouette will choose her smooth midi or maxi dresses with playful details on the neck or the collar. They just give her figure type a very feminine, unconventional accent and a subtle elongating effect.

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Diagonal and Asymmetric Details


Diagonal cuts on the waistline or asymmetric details, especially on the cleavage, neck or shoulders, will flatter the curves of the B-shaped figure with a seductive touch. Take these pieces in their darker hues for a more sophisticated note!

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