Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear Out at Night

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I'm an Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear Out at Night

Apple body types, go with a classic cut in a bold color for a nighttime look. It all happens in four shoppable steps:

I'm an Apple Body Type Looking for Something to Wear Out at Night

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

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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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Fashion Mad-Lib: I'm an Apple Body Type, Looking for Something to Wear Out at Night

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sources: 1 Ralph Lauren Black Label Fluted Sleeve Top (www.farfetch.com), 2 Theory Nenna Pant (www.farfetch.com), 3 Clare Vivier Foldover in Green Apple(www.stefanibags.com), 4 Steve Madden Reeldeal Wedge Sandals (www.macys.com), 5 Oasis Elastic Metal Petal Waist Belt (www.asos.com), 6 ACNE Wilde Black sunglasses (www.acnestudios.com), 7 BCBGMAXAZRIA Modern Cuff (www.bcbg.com)

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The top: When it comes to the Apple body types, we usually steer you towards clean lines and classic cuts on top. Should there be a v-neck on top of that, bonus-round. This black blouse covers the clean lines, the classic cut, and sure, may not have a v-neck on it, but who needs it when you've got something this universally flattering to work with?

The bottom: The slight flare at the hem on this pant is perfect to balance out an Apple body type's proportions. You need a pant just like this in your closet. Go pick it up, get it tailored to you, and take care of it because it is gold. You can get warmed up on all of your shopping, pant and otherwise, in our virtual Closet of course (link below).

The rest: You are going to need some color on this one, unless you're going through a goth period, in which case, we will kindly direct you to another site because we just aren't skilled in that area. But for those Apple body types out who like a little color in their lives, play with the accessories. In this case, the kelly green clutch is where you can make the look your own. Go for your favorite color, print, metallic, whatever. You have options to pair back to the all-black clothing background. The sandal, although in a faux exotic which sounds bold, acts as a neutral in this equation. Not to mention the fact that it is going to be hidden under the pant hem, so definitely don't put too much styling energy into that. Keep it simple, neutral, and move right along. The cuff is pure power. It's bold, it's great for Apples because it brings the focus below your waist and will balance out your proportions further. Sneaky right? Ah, so simple, so easy. You've got to love it. Or at least we do, but by now that should be obvious.

The ONE thing you need to keep in mind when wearing this look Apple body types, you may be tempted to lay a necklace over this top. Don't. Earrings are ok if they're understated. If you're petite, lose the belt. It will just cut you off rather than elongate, and you'll most likely feel ridiculously uncomfortable sitting down in any position. Comfort is key to feeling good in a look. Don't sacrifice it completely (let's be honest, a four inch heel isn't necessarily comfy, but it's do-able, unless you live in San Francisco and plan on walking somewhere for more than two blocks) for the look or else the whole point of elevating your personal style goes out the window. Feel good in what you have on and get out there. It's totally contagious. Share the style love people.

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