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How to dress an apple-shaped body

Kimberlee is married to her high school sweetheart with four children, all ages 7 and under. If she isn't nursing or washing diapers she enjoys sewing, baking and sharing tales of parenthood, often with a baby on her lap or wrapped on her.

The apple body shape is characterized by broad shoulders, a large bust, narrow hips, slim thighs, a flat rear end and an undefined waistline. Famous females with apple body shapes include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tyra Banks, Elizabeth Hurley, Rosie O'Donnell and Angelina Jolie. Here's how to flaunt your best features by wearing clothing that draws attention away from your waist and creates balance.

Apple body type - Jennifer Hudson

1Elongate your top. Find a v-neck that glides over your body and lengthens your top; this has a natural slimming effect. Don't go too tight or too loose, though.

2 Add a belt. Add slimming definition to your waist with a belt over a dress or long blouse.

3 Monochromatic outfits. Lengthen and slim your apple silhouette with the same color on top and bottom. Mix it up with varying shades of the same color and different fabric combinations.

4Support those girls. With a full bust, a properly fitting bra can completely change your look.

5Avoid tapered, tight bottoms. Boot-cut and flared jeans give a long and lean look. Too-tight and tapered jeans fail in creating a clean, straight line from the waist down.

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