What are the best bathing suits for apple shaped bodies? Let’s find it out!
When we are young and confident we wear what we like and what we want. We don’t think about (or pay very little attention to) assets, flaws, body shapes and etc. We just wear and flare 🙂 and sometimes scare 🙂
Nevertheless, knowing your body shape and dressing it is a nice way to go as then you skip the “scare” part. And boost your confidence what is of extreme importance when it comes to wearing a bathing suit.
Today we are looking at apple shape and picking the best bathing suits for apple shaped bodies.
Best Bathing Suits for Apple Shaped Bodies – Define Your Waist
Apple shaped women carry the most in their midsection, meaning tummy is the widest place of their silhouette. In addition, apple shaped women are bigger on top than on the bottom.
So the suggestion for apple-shaped women is to accentuate the bottom and drive attention away from the upper part of the body. You probably wonder how to do that? Let’s discover tips and tricks for dressing apple shape in a bathing suit!
What to Keep in Mind When Shopping Bathing Suits for Apple Shaped Bodies?
So there are some general rules you need to keep in mind to make swimsuit work for your apple shape and not against it. But you should keep also in mind that each body is different and any generalization doesn’t work for everybody. For majority – yes, but not for everybody.
Take Emphasis Away from Your Midsection
A swimsuit highlighting your bust area and legs will benefit your apple shape. And so will swimsuits that hide your stomach (visual action – bathing suits that make your tummy look smaller) or tummy control bathing suits (functional action – bathing suits that control and shape your tummy).
We have created a collection of the best body shaping bathing suits that are proven to be particularly flattering for apple shape – check it out!
Another option is high-cut bottoms.
Choose the Right Neckline
As your upper part of the body is wider than your bottom, the neckline does matter. You can check our guide on the best bathing suit for broad shoulders . But to cut long story short the necklines flattering apple shape are as follow: v-neck, halter, scoop-neck and sweetheart necklines.
Decide on the Pattern and Color
A good swimsuit choice of apple shaped women relates to color block bathing suits and camouflaging print. If you go for the color block, avoid those with high contrast around the midsection as this will drive the attention to your tummy.
Camouflaging print, in its turn, will confuse the eyes and make your tummy disappear. Good print samples are animal prints and other all over prints with many contrasts.
Tankini swimsuits flatter nearly any body shape so this is a good choice also for apple shaped women. A tankini is especially favored by long torso women as they do feel better and more comfortable in tankini than in one piece swimsuit. Besides that, it is possible to mix and match tankini tops and bottoms choosing different sizes for each piece of the bathing suit.
In addition, it is possible to decide on the type of the bottoms. The higher the waist, the more the chances to hide and control the tummy.
Swimdress with Empire Waist
We all know the benefits of empire waist when it comes to concealing our midsection. So the same applies for swimdress – swimdress with empire waist will do a great job in hiding your tummy and adding up to the feminine and sensual beach outlook.
Ruching and Ruffles
Ruching is among those cosmetic details taking a good care about your midsection. The gathered material instantly slims and controls the tummy smoothing out the silhouette so this is a good feature to look for in a bathing suit for apple shaped bodies.
Ruffles in their turn are either flare or scare. The best thing to do is to try them on to see which one refers to you. We do love the chic outlook of tiered tankini tops.
Supportive Swimsuit Top
You should pay attention to the top of the swimsuit so that it is supportive enough to hold everything in its places.
The first thing to check is the thickness of the straps – the thicker the straps, the greater the support. In addition, thick straps will make your shoulders appear narrower as they visually cut the area into smaller pieces.
The next thing to check is whether or not swimsuit top offers any support feature for your girls – underwire is the most supportive feature but also built-in bra, boning, adjustable straps can do a lot in supporting your bust.
Bold Swimsuit Bottom
If you go for two piece swimsuits, a bathing suit bottom can play a big role in balancing out your apple shape. In order to do that, you should look for bottoms out-designing the top. This refers to bottoms featuring brighter color, more impressive pattern or some other eye-catching detail (such as sashes, ties at the sides, etc.)
Swimsuit Cover Ups and Accessories
Swimsuit cover up is a good way of covering up your imperfections while out of the water. Besides that, it is also a must-have piece of clothing to finish your beach outlook in style. Cover up will add up to your comfort and chic while enjoying sunny summer days.
Another way of gathering attention and driving it away from the areas you wish to hide is by using different accessories. Attractive sun hats, oversized sunglasses, different sizes and types of jewelry are eye-catchers and therefore helpers to redistribute the attention.
Wear the Best Bathing Suits for Apple Shaped Bodies! And FLARE 🙂
I think we have covered all of the steps on the route to the perfect bathing suits for apple shaped bodies. Clicking on the images and links included in this article will bring you to our collections where the particular style is included.
But what about you – how do you dress your apple shape? Is there any special tip or trick you use? Share your knowledge and experience to the benefit of others.
So let’s look at the short summary: