Looking for bathingsuit for apple shape? You have come to the right place! I am 5’2″ and a typical apple body type, so I understand the challenge of the apple shape from first hand experiences.
Although going to the beach or resorts always sound exciting, shopping for swimsuits are never as easy as it may appear. Regardless of our height, each of us has our unique body features and we all have our assets that we want to emphasize and certain aspect of our body that we want to camouflage (unless, of course, if you are a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model).
Understanding your body shape and know what works and what doesn’t will definitely help you make the right decision when shopping for swimwear for apple shape. Learning about what to look for that is specifically flattering for your body type will help you choose the right swimwear to accentuate our assets and make you more confident when walking on the beach or the pool.
Strengths and Weaknesses of Apple Body Type
If you are an apple shape, your shoulders are about as wide as your hips, and you do not have a defined waistline. You have a full bust, waist and upper back. You tend to have skinny arms and legs. Your hips are round shaped and you tend to gain weight around your waist area first.
In one word, apple shaped women are top heavy and their assets are those arms and legs as well as curvy bust and round buttocks.
Before we talk about the best swimsuits, I suggest you watch my video on how to dress the apple body type overall.
Your Focus for Apple Shaped Body Swimsuit
First, to create that body balance, the apple needs to take emphasis away from the stomach and draw the eye to the bottom half of your body.
Secondly, since a typical apple shaped women generally are concerned about their waistline, the best swimsuit for apple body type should create the illusion of the waistline that apple body type women generally lack. I will talk about this in a lot of details in a little bit.
Additionally, if you are petite (under 5’4”), we generally hope to create the illusion of height through our choices of swimwear. To make you look taller, petite ladies with apple body shape needs swimsuits that improve your proportion and make your legs look longer.
Best two piece swimsuits for apple shape
A great bathing suit will make people notice your breasts and your skinny legs rather than your midsection. As bikinis can be bought as separates they can be easily mixed and matched, allowing you to using design, pattern and colour to create that perfect bikini for an apple body shaped woman.
Mixing & match bikini
The ideal swimsuit will have a plain top half design and a patterned bottom are that will put emphasis on the lower half and balance out the figure of apple body shape.
Opt for bikini bottoms that outdesign the tops, this can either be with a bigger pattern, use of stronger brighter colours or with side ties or sashes.
Ruching takini top
Ruching is one of the most genius designs in fashion to flatter apple shaped women!
Swimsuits with ruching around the stomach area will instantly make your midsection look less noticeable. I have tried many times and it always works.
Swim tops with low necklines
Most apple body shape petite women have full/round busts, which can be your assets to show off in the swimsuit season. Whether you are going with one piece or separate, the best swimsuits for apple body shape should have details near your chest or neck to emphasize your best assets.
And, because your upper body looks wider than it should, you need to shop around for the right neckline. Generally, I have found scoop neck or deep V neck design very flattering for us apple shaped women, and make our upper body look more skinny.
Bikini tops with enough support
Swimsuit cups can be under wired or non-wired, apple shapes should opt for under wired one to help give support and lift those beautiful boobs.
Instead of swimsuits that come in general S, M, and L, opt for those with specific cup sizes, which will offer you the support you need so your boobs won’t be all over the place when you are in the pool or the ocean.
Thicker bathing suit straps and double-stitched bands will give you the most flattering results. The strap will give your bust extra support and the clasp detail will draw attention to your boobs and take it away from your tummy. Wide, adjustable straps with underwire boning will all help lift your bust, helping you look and feel your best.
If you consider yourself on the better-endowed side, then string bikinis are not your friend, simply because they might be out of proportion with your chest size. Look for suits that offer plenty of support, just the way a bra would.
High Waist Bikini Bottom
A high-waisted bottom works wonders — just make sure it extends above your belly button to prevent a muffin top. Go with the adjustable ties will allow you to alter the tightness, giving you extra support and that added lift if needed.
If you’re getting a bathing suit with color blocking, don’t get a suit that has high contrast right at the waist. It will make people look at your stomach.
Waistband Bikini Bottom
If you are conscious of a protruding stomach, then look for a swim suit with built in control, many swimsuits nowadays provide secret control panels to help flatten the stomach, lift the bum and bust and give an overall smoother silhouette.
Opt for a pair of control briefs with a thicker, ruched band around the waistband- This little extra detail works to balance out the top half by drawing the eye away, so the focus isn’t just on your chest.
Best One Piece Swimwear for Apple Shape
Okay, pay attention to this part.
If you are an apple shape, you are probably always concerned about your mid section, even if you are skinny elsewhere. Tummy happens to be the area you gain weight first and the most, when you gain weight. If you are feeling a little self-conscious about exposing your tummy, don’t worry-so is everyone else and hiding a tummy is actually much easier than most people think.
Here is the best swimwear for apple shape women that can help with your midriff concerns!
As I mentioned, the ruching design works like magic for apple body type. This applies to both separates and one piece swimsuits!
Peplums aren’t just great to wear to the office — they are also perfect for a day at the beach.
I personally love peplum designs on swimsuits- they are so feminine and also disguise the belly effortlessly!
Like I mentioned earlier, lower neckline is generally flattering to apple shaped women because it brings your nice and round breasts to focus and draw attention away from your midsection.
Choosing any one-piece with a plunging neckline with help to keep the focus upwards, rather than on your mid-section.
If you have shorter torso…
If you are petite like me, you might have shorter torso like most petite women. If you are interested in elongating your short torso, you can choose a swimsuit that adds length and lifts the bustline.
Low-rise bottoms make your torso appear longer and halter straps draw attention to your neck and shoulders, making people skim over your short mid-section. Eva Longoria has a typical apple shaped body, and her faves seem to be low rise bikinis.
However, use this with caution- low rise bottoms also have the risk of making your legs look shorter- so let’s look for the balance here.
Best Swimsuits to Make your Legs Look Longer
Like other petite women, apple body shape also want to focus on creating the illusion of longer legs.
In order to elongate shorter legs, go for suits with high cuts in the leg. Since you are showing more skin, it will make your gams appear longer. And if you’re really brave, go for a thong for optimal lengthening potential.
Look for vertical stripe designs to elongate the body and swimsuits with empire lines to enhance the narrowest point of your waist. A wrap over jersey dress is the perfect cover up for apples as it will enhance the neckline and focus attention to the waist.
Everything Else You Need to Know about Bathing Suits
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- How to Choose Swimsuits for Rectangle Body Shape
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- Best Swimsuits for Petite Women