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Best skirts for apple body shapes

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Women with apple body shapes are often well proportioned, but tend to carry weight around their waist. Apple body shapes need to avoid adding volume to the midsection, while emphasizing their legs and breasts.

Apple body - skirt

Skirts for apples

"Stick to a structured skirt," says fashion expert and TV personality Jeannie Mai. "You want unflimsy fabric in a fitted -- but not clingy -- cut."

"Show some leg! Below-the-knee can feel dowdy, but styles that hit right at it are sexier and still feel chic," explains Mai. "Pencil skirts with a flared hem are your besties! Make sure to pair them with at least a 1-1/2 to 2-inch heel. The higher the heel the closer to the glam gods above."

Skirts with asymmetric hemlines or interesting detailing at the hem can also flatter this body type.

Celebrity apples

Jennifer Hudson, Oprah Winfrey, Chandra Wilson, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Hurley and Catherine Zeta-Jones all have apple body shapes.

Apple skirts

What to wear

  1. Mix by Tahari Plaid Skirt ($59)
  2. AGB Pencil Skirt ($30)
  3. Majestic Medallions Skirt ($158)
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