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"How-to" Style the Apple Body Type | Amazon Summer Dress Review

Updated: May 20, 2022

I was already a mother when my sister said to me, “Sis, you can’t wear low rider jeans. They aren’t for your body type.” Don’t laugh, or think I’m joking but I looked at her confused. “So jeans aren’t just jeans?” I didn’t know anything about body types or jean styles. If I did, I wouldn't have picked that specific pair to wear out in public. I never, ever paid attention to different body types because I never cared.

She was the fashionista of the family - the style guru. That day I sucked it up because we were already at the bowling alley celebrating my daughters birthday. I wasn't about to turn around and go home.

Yet, all along I was thinking, “So you mean to tell me I ain‘t cute in my dark blue jeans & flattering white top?”



My daughter’s birthday party was pre-internet search. Pre-Google everything. In fact, spending money on style magazines, watching music videos and commercials were the only way to study the latest fashions and styles. OR, your *ss had better be born with a sense of fashion like my big sister. I was outta luck - I had zero interest in music videos, commercials, magazines OR fashion. Like now, I just want to get up, get cleaned and GO!

But as time progressed, it hit me hard. I WANTED TO LOOK GOOD! And I loved myself and my body. The best course of action was to make sure my apple shaped body type was dressed to perfection. The first thing I did, once I got my Gateway Computer (HEHEHEHE), was research “how to style the apple body.” I needed to know which celebrities had my body type because they were dressed by the best Style Gods in Hollywood. Terms like A-line, high waist and empire were mentioned in almost every article. The learning curve began.

Old Gateway Computer
Gateway Computer


Apple shapes are usually recognizable by:

  1. larger mid-sections

  2. bigger boobs

  3. No defined waistline

  4. flatter bum

  5. little/no hips

  6. nice legs

  7. broad shoulders (sometimes)

In the picture below, the apple shape is shown by a square.

"Female Body Type" by Arne Hendriks is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


Tia Mowry

Tia Mowry Apple Shaped Woman

"141644_3204" by Walt Disney Television is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

Tia is a beautiful human. She embodies styling up the apple shape. Especially now, with her very stylish presence on TikTok, she gives her fans a sneak peek of her many fashion items. She doesn’t miss a beat with the styles she wears. I’m like, oh yeah, that looked good on Tia, let me try it!

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer Apple Shaped Woman

"146030_4525" by Walt Disney Television is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

I stan some Octavia. Her acting skills are impeccable. She is another apple body beauty. As you do more research about round shape body types, often times you will see the shoulders are bare or exposed. This is a nice technique to use because it brings attention to a sexier part of the body. It makes the eyes drift away from the tummy area.

Angelina Jolie

"Angelina Jolie" by big-ashb is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Stunning woman. What more can I say about these impeccable actors? Angelina‘s wax figure is utilizing two apple body dressing techniques in one dress. Like Octavia, she is baring shoulders - lifting the eyes above her midsection. Then she also has ruching in the front and hip area giving the illusion to wider hips. We do what we gotta do because WE LOOK GOOD, TOO!

And then there’s me:

Tisha Starr