Apple body types, go with a classic cut in a bold color for a nighttime look. It all happens in four shoppable steps:
sources: 1 Reiss Hailie V-Neck Bodycon Dress (www.reiss.com), 2 Zara Suede Leather High Heel Ankle Boot (www.zara.com), 3 J.Crew Crystal triangles earrings (www.jcrew.com), 4 Reiss Larissa Print Printed Pleat Clutch Bag (www.reiss.com)
The top: Apple body types are, or at least should be, all about the v-neck. Know it, love it, repeat after me, "Apple body types and v-necklines are like peas and carrots." A v-neckline elongates, that's it. You want to draw the attention away from your strong top half so you can balance out proportions. Elongating and streamlining will be key. The solid color of the dress also helps to keep things clean, simple, and undeniably chic. Also, the three-quarter length sleeves will flatter your upper arms and what woman wouldn't want that?
The bottom: The dress narrows to a pencil skirt shape at the hem. Yes, usually we recommend something that falls away from the legs to balance out proportions, but this still works. The shoe, which we'll get to in a minute, is going to make a statement of it's own so, that's going to help bring the eye to your lower half.
The rest: A statement earring adds some 'oomph' to the overall look. Make sure the drop of the earring stays high enough above your shoulders. Highlighting your shoulders with the 'shiny stuff' is the opposite of what you want to do. That said, an earring can still work for you by highlighting your face, so go with something metallic to shed some light on the stylish situation. You could also opt for a bold bracelet as well. Rings are a must if you're used to wearing them, so don't hold back on our account. The clutch is elevated from 'basic' with the addition of the gold details. You could swap in some color here as well, from red to coral, the option is yours. It's all about what speaks to you, and what you can fit more than just a lip gloss and credit card in (let's get real, we need more room). Finally, the pump (or what Zara is calling an 'ankle boot'). If you have some height, the wrapping detail at the ankle won't cut you off. If however, you're vertically-aspirational (like that?), you should go with a neutral or soft metallic option in something a bit 'strappier' or possibly a peep-toe pump.
The ONE thing you need to know: You're going to want to avoid a statement necklace, or really any necklace on this evening look. Let the v-neck do it's thing, and bring attention to your bottom half instead. You could do this via some bracelet action or a bolder heel. Just remember, keep the neckline clean and simple. Less is more.
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