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Best Dresses for Apple Shaped Women


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PSA to all apple shaped women! We’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to finding your new dress obsession. Want to find out our favourite styles for apple shaped bodies? Keep scrolling.

What Is An Apple Shaped Body?

Apple shaped women tend to have an average or larger bust and broader shoulders with narrower hips, slender legs and a less defined waist.

The general idea on how to dress an apple shape is all about highlighting your chest and legs, whilst defining your waist to sculpt your midsection.

Apple Shape Dressing Tips

  1. Highlight your assets – Draw attention to your legs or bust, this lifts the eyeline away from your midsection.
  2. Define your waist – Dresses that sculpt your waist help bring your shape into proportion.
  3. Choose clothes that flatter your shape – Know what styles suit your shape and how you can enhance your best features. It’s all about trial and error to find the styles that flatter you the most.

What Is The Best Dress Style For Apple Shapes?

  • Wrap dresses feature v-neck and plunging necklines to highlight your bust and often feature a belted fastening to define your waist at the same time.
  • Smock dresses feature a loose and floaty silhouette so it doesn’t cling to you and nips in under the bust defining your waist. They often feature puff sleeves too helping to balance out broader shoulders.
  • Skater dresses instantly create a more defined shape with the fit and flare design sculpting your waist and flaring over your midsection and curves.

Plus Size Dresses For Apple Shapes

Check out our guide to the most flattering dresses for apple shapes available in UK sizes 14-40.

Party Dresses For Apple Shapes

Get ready for the party season and glam up in style with our chic selection. Our edit features plus size dresses designed to enhance your apple shaped body, ensuring a perfect night out look.

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A wrap dress is your go-to choice for accentuating your bust, thanks to its flattering V-neckline and adjustable tie waist. It not only offers a customised fit but also elegantly cinches in your waist for that perfect fit.

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We’re absolutely loving the blazer style dress trend.

Our must-have for your going out wardrobe is this stunning plus size glitter blazer dress. Featuring a wrap V-neckline that accentuates your assets, as well as the shorter length that lets you flaunt your legs, you’ll be feeling your absolute best.

Enhance this look by adding a stylish belt to cinch in the waist.

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For a gorgeous gold moment, opt for this abstract print plus size sequin dress.

The midi length of this dress shows off your legs, this dress also showcases a double wrap style, an adjustable tie waist, and elegant flared sleeves – the perfect choice to highlight your apple shaped body.

Complete the look with high heels and a clutch bag, and you’re ready to party!

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This party season, it’s all about embracing the glitter and sparkle. A skater dress is a fantastic option to enhance your curves and give more definition to your shape, thanks to its flared design.

This plus size glitter dress also features a stunning sweetheart neckline, making it a go to choice that you’ll find yourself reaching for time and time again.

Office-Friendly Dresses For Apple Shapes

Prepare for a day at the office with an outfit that sets the tone. Whether you’re sticking to timeless classics or looking to add a pop of colour to your day. Check out these plus sizes dresses perfect for a stylish office look.

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A shirt dress is an effortlessly timeless wardrobe essential and a great choice for workwear.

Our plus size button through dress features an open collar and allows you the freedom to unbutton the neckline to your comfort.

The adjustable tie waist, allows a personalised fit that beautifully accentuates your curves. Its work friendly midaxi length and side split hem add a touch of style while letting you flaunt those legs with confidence.

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A dress with a utility style and a flattering V-neckline is a great choice for a stylish and flattering look. Its mini length makes it perfect to pair with tights and black combat boots, which makes it an ideal option for colder weather. seasons.

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This comfortable jersey dress features a flattering wrap style with waist-cinching tie and 3/4 length sleeves, in a new-in leaf print.

Perfect for cold weather and the office, this longer length maxi dress is ideal.

Winter Dresses For Apple Shapes

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Jumper dresses are a favourite this A/W season.

For a casual yet cosy fit, reach for a knitted jumper dress and style with a belt to accentuate your shape for a better fit. The V-neckline collar is a great choice for a flattering look.

Style with tights and boots for the perfect winter dress look!

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Refresh your wardrobe and layer up with this new-in plus size pinafore dress, available in dogtooth and animal print.

Layer it over a black long sleeve turtleneck and a pair of tights to stay warm and stylish this winter.

Looking for more flattering plus size dresses? Shop must-have styles in UK sizes 14-40.

Let us know your favourite apple shaped dresses over on socials using the hashtag #ThisIsYours – you might even get featured!