Are you looking for the best swimsuits for apple shape figures to rock at the beach or pool? Girl, I got you!
I know how difficult it can be to find a bathing suit you feel and look confident in, so it’s my goal that by the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with a ton of bathing suit ideas that will have you looking AMAZING. Let’s go!
The 25+ best swimsuits for Apple shape figures
Empire waist swimsuit:
The empire waist swimsuit creates a beautiful silhouette for an apple-shaped figure as it helps to draw attention away from the midsection while creating a flattering shape overall.
A high-waisted swimsuit bottom is extremely flattering for those with an apple shape . This type of swimsuit will sit high on the waist and may have a bit of ruching at the sides, such as the swimsuit below. A high-waisted bottom will give the illusion of an hourglass figure while still keeping your stomach covered.
Vertical stripe swimsuit:
Vertical stripes are a great visual trick for making your body look longer and leaner. If you have an Apple shape figure, swimsuits with vertical stripes can help elongate your torso and draw attention away from any curves you’d rather keep under wraps. Look for a swimsuit with vertical stripes down the sides of the torso, or a one-piece with vertical stripes that run from the neckline of the suit to either your hips or waist.
Swimsuit with ruffles:
If you’re looking for a swimsuit that allows you to hide belly fat, consider a swimsuit with ruffles. Specifically, ruffles that cover your midsection. This kind of swimsuit also adds a bit of texture and style to your beach or pool look and camouflages any belly bulge.
If you’re looking for a modest and stylish swimsuit that will accentuate your curves, a tankini is a perfect option for an Apple shape. Tankinis flatter your midsection and have a slimming effect on your entire figure. Look for two-piece options with empire waists that have underwire cups to help define your bust and cinch in the waist. Additionally, sure that the top is long enough to cover your midsection.
A one-piece swimsuit is another great choice for an apple shape, as it covers up any stomach bumps and bulges. Additionally, one piece swimsuits can be extremely slimming if they come with features such as tummy control fabric or ruching around the abdomen. Look for a one-piece swimsuit that has adjustable straps too if you have a short torso or larger bust.
A swimsuit with a belt around a waist is a cute and trendy swimsuit style that is extremely flattering for those with an apple shape, as the belt draws attention away from your stomach and adds texture to your swimsuit. It also helps to define your waistline, creating a more hourglass silhouette.
An unwire swimsuit is great for those an apple shape as the underwire lifts your breast and creates the appearance of a longer waist and silhouette. Additionally, apple shapes tend to have larger busts so an underwire will provide you with some lift and additional coverage.
Do you have a large bust? Check out my article on the best swimsuits for big and/or saggy breasts!
Swimsuits with a waist design:
Swimsuits with a waist design such as ruching, tie wraps, or bows help to draw attention away from your stomach and keep the focus more on the design. Look for swimsuits that camouflage the stomach with a design.
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Textured swimsuits like ruching, seersucker, and ribbing can create an hourglass shape by adding texture. This type of suit is best for apple-shaped bodies because it provides support and flattering lines.
For a firmer fit that helps you look slimmer, try a compression swimsuit. Look for a suit with thicker fabric and structure that has tummy control panels. This type of swimsuit traditionally features fuller coverage on the bottom and around the midsection allowing you to show off your gorgeous legs and creating a more slim silhouette.
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This type of swimsuit is perfect for Apple shapes because the two-toned panels create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette. The color blocking helps to draw attention away from the mid-section and create more defined curves in the waist. Light colors on top can increase the looking of a larger bust line, while the darker color on bottom will create an illusion of a slimmer lower half.
Peplum swimsuits are perfect for Apple shapes as they help create a defined waist and draw attention away from the stomach area. This type of swimsuit is designed to look like a skirt, with an attached top that accentuates the waist and creates an hour-glass like balance. Peplum swimsuits come in various styles, from one-piece to tankini and even a two-piece with shorts or a skirt.
A ruched swimsuit helps to create an illusion of a more balanced figure by creating a vertical contrast. It also offers plenty of control and support to the midsection and can be a perfect pick for those with an apple shape body type. Look for swimsuits featuring side ruching at the bottom or top to give a slimming look and help you flaunt your curves in style.
If you have an apple shape body type, a corset swimsuit is the best choice for you. It features a built-in waist cincher that emphasizes your curves in all the right places and provides an hourglass silhouette. The corset-style top not only creates a beautiful shape, but also provides great support.
The trick to making a tie-side swimsuit work for you if you have an apple-shape is ensuring the tie is on the bottom around your hip. The ties-side will create more of an hour-glass silhouette as the tie creates the illusion of wider hips and draws attention away from your stomach.
Just like a side-tie swimsuit, a tie waist swimsuit is another great swimsuit option for those with an apple shape. The tie waist allows you to cinch in your waist and accentuate your curves in all the right places. It’s also a great way to draw attention away from your stomach if you find that’s an area you want to hide.
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If you’re looking for a sexy swimsuit, consider a drawstring-wrapped swimsuit like this one! Wrap swimsuits allow you to cinch in your waist and draw attention to your bust and legs, which tend to be really features for those with an apple shape.
Tummy control swimsuit:
For apple-shaped ladies, finding the perfect swimsuit can be a challenge. One of the best options is a tummy control swimsuit, which is designed to help smooth and slim the midsection. Tummy control swimsuits come in a variety of styles, such as bikinis, tankinis, and one-pieces, such as the super cute one below!
Apple-shaped figures often have an ample bust and full midsection, meaning that swimdress designs are ideal for this silhouette. The long skirt of a swimdress camouflages the midsection, creating a slimming effect. The built-in support of a swimdress is perfect for larger busts and ensures that you can stay comfortable and secure in the water. Look for a swimdress with adjustable straps to customize the fit.
Deep V swimsuit:
A deep V neckline swimsuit is an ideal option for those with an Apple-shaped body. The plunge helps draw the eye away from the midsection and create the illusion of a longer torso. The best part is, this style works with almost all bust sizes, so you don’t have to worry about the fit being too tight.
If you’re looking to draw attention away from your midsection, then a halter-top swimsuit is an ideal option for you. Halter tops feature a band that ties around your neck, helping to create the illusion of an elongated torso. Halter-tops can be found as a one-piece like the one below or a two-piece and come in an array of colors so you can find a halter style swimsuit that works for you!
High cut swimsuit
Apple shapes tend to have gorgeous legs and a high-cut swimsuit will highlight your legs even more! This style accentuates the waistline and lengthens the legs, distracting from a thicker midsection. Make sure you choose one that fits well in both the hips and chest, as a good fit will be more flattering. High-waisted styles are also a great option for extra coverage and to create an hourglass shape. Avoid any styles that are too baggy as they may look frumpy and not do your figure justice.
How to tell if you have an apple-shaped body
If you have an apple shape figure, it means that your waist, shoulder, and busts tend to be larger than your legs and hips. To determine whether this is the case for you, stand in front of a mirror and look at the reflection of your silhouette. If your waist appears significantly wider than your hips, chances are you have an apple-shaped figure.
Apple shapes usually have great legs, bigger tops than bottoms, and an undefined waist.
How to shop for a swimsuit if you’re apple shaped
The biggest recommendation I can give when shopping for a swimsuit if you’re apple-shaped is to find bathing suits that define the waist or draw attention to your legs.
A high-waisted bottom will create the illusion of a smaller waist, while ruffles and bright colors on the bottom can draw attention away from the midsection. A halter top can also be a flattering style for an apple-shaped body since it will provide more support and coverage than a traditional triangle top. If you have bigger or saggy breasts, opt for a swimsuit top with an underwire.
Additionally, avoid swimsuits with embellishments or ruching in the midsection on the side, as this will only draw more attention to that specific area. A one-piece can be a great option if you want to downplay your midsection and look for ones with cutouts on the sides to or a higher waist to elongate your figure.
If you’re feeling particularly daring, a two-piece with high-cut bottoms can also be flattering if you’re looking to show off your legs. Whatever you decide, remember that the most important part is to find something comfortable and flattering that works for you. With the right swimsuit, you’ll be sure to feel confident and have a great time by the pool or at the beach!
What other body shapes are there?
There are five main body shapes: apple, pear, rectangle, inverted triangle, and hourglass. Apple-shaped bodies typically have a full chest area with an undefined waist and smaller hips, while pear-shaped bodies have fuller hips and thighs with a smaller upper body.
Rectangle-shaped bodies are larger all around without many definitions at the waist, while hourglass-shaped bodies have a full chest and hips with a defined waist. Inverted triangle body shapes are often mistaken for apple shapes, but the biggest difference between the two is an inverted triable has a large bust with a small waist and hips, whereas an apple shape tends to have a bigger waist.
When shopping for swimsuits, it is important to know what body shape you are so that you can find the most flattering fit and style for your shape.
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For those with an apple shape figure, it can sometimes feel difficult to find the perfect swimsuit. The good news is that there are a variety of different styles and designs available to choose from that will help embrace your figure and look amazing on you!
With the fashion tips discussed in the article, you can easily take the guesswork out of swimsuit shopping and make informed decisions about what style suits work for your figure (and you have tons of options!). Ultimately, the most important thing is that YOU FEEL AMAZING! So let me know in the comments below; what swimsuit is your favorite from the ones I’ve listed? I would love to know!