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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.

Apple Shaped Body Type

Diamond Shaped Body Type

Oval/Apple Shaped Body

Apple and Oval are usually used interchangeably. This body type is generally “top heavy” and features:

apple shaped body

  • 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 are an apple shaped body type that has a rounded tummy and full waistline:
A mid-rise/medium rise jean that hits below the belly button can cover and control your stomach.

Especially if you are short-waisted, it is important to choose a jean rise lower than your waistline. Avoid a rise that is on or above your belly button because it will emphasize your stomach.

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.

Top for an apple shaped body, wrap top
Top for an apple shaped body, wrap top
Top for an apple shaped body, wrap top
Top for an apple shaped body, wrap top

 

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.

Balance

Bootcut jeans or jeans with flared legs balance the wide shoulder and bust area of the apple shaped body type.

Wide-leg or trouser  jeans that have a wider leg from hip to foot can look amazing on apple shapes and balance wide shoulders or large busts.

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.

 

bootcut jeans
bootcut jeans
flare jeans
flare jeans

 

 

trouser jeans
trouser jeans
wide leg jeans
wide leg jeans

Skinny jeans and tapered leg jeans can emphasize your top, straight leg jeans are an alternative to skinny jeans.

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.

 

statement shoes with jeans
statement shoes with jeans
chunky shoes with jeans
chunky shoes with jeans

 

boots for a balanced figure
boots for a balanced figure
boots for a balanced figure
boots for a balanced figure

Add Curves When Needed

Women with an apple shaped body tend to have flat bottoms. Details such as fading on the seat and jean back pocket design elements such as flap back pockets can make your bottom curvier.

jeans with high contrast fading
jeans with high contrast fading
jeans with subtle fading
jeans with subtle fading
jeans with flap back pockets
jeans with flap back pockets
jeans with flap back pockets and fading
jeans with flap back pockets and fading

 

 

 


 

Diamond Shaped Body

A diamond body shape has these characteristics:

 

diamond shaped body

  • Narrow shoulders
  • A smaller bust
  • Extra weight around your midsection and the waist is widest part
  • Waist is undefined
  • Hips are broader than bust and shoulders
  • Fuller thighs
  • Slim arms and calves
  • Sometimes this figure has a tummy pooch
  • This figure frequently has a fuller bottom
Style Tips For the Diamond Shaped Body

Styling goals for the diamond shaped body can be to draw attention away from the waist and to your bust and shoulders and to slim and elongate your frame.

 

Stomach and Waistline

Jeans

A mid-rise jean that falls below the belly button can cover and help control your stomach.

Avoid a jeans rise that is on or above your belly button. This will just emphasize a tummy pooch.

Avoid too much detail such as pleats on the front of jeans. This will add bulk to the stomach area. Opt for a flat front instead.

Tops that emphasize the bust

Empire tunics or wrap tops that wrap at the bust will enhance your small or medium bust and draw attention away from your waist.

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diamond body shape top, empire waist
diamond body shape top, empire waist
diamond shaped body , wrap top
diamond shaped body , wrap top
Slim

Uniform dark wash jeans are more slimming.

Larger, simple back-pockets will make your butt look smaller.

uniform dark rinse jeans
uniform dark rinse jeans
plainer, simple pockets - dark wash jeans
plainer, simple pockets – dark wash jeans

Balance
Bootcut jeans help to balance the wider waist of the diamond shaped body.

Trouser cut jeans that fall straight from the widest part of the hip also help to balance a wider waistline.

Avoid tapered or very wide leg jeans. They emphasize a pearish shape.

dark wash bootcut jeans
dark wash bootcut jeans
trouser jeans
trouser jeans

 

 

Shirts that add Balance

Tops with puffy or princess sleeves add width to narrow shoulders which balances a diamond shaped body type’s proportions.

diamond shaped body , wrap top with puffy sleeves
diamond shaped body , wrap top with puffy sleeves
diamond body shape top, puffy sleeves
diamond body shape top, puffy sleeves

 

 

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