Best jeans for an Oval/Apple Shaped Body and For the Diamond Shaped Body
I’ve seen different definitions for what is meant by an oval or apple shaped body or a diamond body shape. There isn’t a governing organization that provides standard definitions for body shapes but there is some consensus or at least similarities about what is meant. Most sources will explain what they mean and give you the criteria for their terms.
Oval/Apple Shaped Body
Apple and Oval are usually used interchangeably. This body type is generally “top heavy” and features:
- Wide shoulders
- A larger bust
- Sometimes extra weight around your midsection
- An undefined waistline
- Slim arms and legs
- Sometimes this figure can have a bit of a tummy
- …but some apples have flatter stomachs
- This figure can have a flat bottom
Style Tips for The Oval/Apple Shaped Body
Styling goals can include slimming and defining the waistline and balancing a top heavy figure.
Stomach and Waistline
Best jeans for minimizing a tummy
If you have extra weight in the stomach area, avoid pleats or too much detail on the front of jeans to avoid adding unwanted bulk to your stomach area. Instead, opt for a flat front.
Shirts that create a waistline
Wrap tops that wrap at your waistline and flare at the hip will creates a waist on the apple shaped body type.
Best Jeans for Apple Shaped Body: Good Fit
The difficulty in finding good fitting jeans for the apple shaped body is in finding a pair of jeans that are a good fit in the waist but aren’t baggy everywhere else. Pick jeans with enough stretch so that a larger waist is accommodated without an excessive volume of fabric that leave the thigh and butt areas baggy.
If you have wide shoulders and a large bust, the width of the hem on jeans can balance the proportions of your top half. If you are very top heavy, flare jeans will balance better than bootcut jeans and a wide leg jean will make you look more proportional than a trouser jean.
Because skinny jeans and tapered jeans can emphasize the bust or shoulders in figures that are disproportionately large up top – an option is to wear boots to add bulk at the bottom to help balance your top heavy figure or you can wear chunky or statement shoes for visual balance.
Add Curves When Needed
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