Tips for Apple-Shaped Brides
Catherine Zeta Jones, Drew Barrymore and Tyra Banks – these three Hollywood goddesses are all apple beauties. 14% of all women are apple shaped. They are heavier on top, and their busts are typically 3 or more inches wider than their hips. On the contrary, they have very slender legs (colloquially known as pins). Instead of the waist, an apple-shaped bride’s narrowest body part is the area just below the bust.
If you’re an apple-shaped bride, there’s a good chance that the part of your body that you might find problematic is your midsection or your abdomen. Take a second to think back on an occasion that you gained weight. If you stored the most fat in your midsection, you belong to this body type. However, this is no reason for you not to look glamorous on your wedding day.
One common problem with the apple shape is that, without a slim waist, you might look a little pregnant. Looking like a pregnant woman – unless of course, you really are – is not the look you want to achieve on your wedding day. So — quite simply — if you have an apple-shaped body, stay away from dresses that would draw attention to your abdomen. For example, empire waist options, A-line gowns, and baby doll dresses are the surefire winners. However, when it comes to empire waist dresses, pay close attention to the fabric and how it flows on your midsection. Soft fabrics tend to look like maternity wear, so if you can, opt for more structured pieces.
Apple-shaped brides should flaunt their assets which are their “va va voom” busts and enviable slender legs. Go for open necklines like a sweetheart or an exquisite deep V. If you want to go for something embellished, make sure that these adornments are on the neckline or the hemlines – nothing on or near the abdomen. If you’re having a not-so-formal ceremony, you may also opt for A-line short dresses to flaunt those slender legs. Here’s another trick, since you can’t do any pizzazz on your midsection, you can have something dramatic on the back like a deep plunge or an interesting detail.
If you’re looking for inspiration, take a look at the divine green Monique Lhuillier dress that Catherine Zeta Jones wore to the 2011 Golden Globes. Just imagine it in white.