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Apple Body Shape

Find the Best Swimwear for an Apple body shape

Feel at your apple-body-shaped-best with this quick guide.

You may also hear the apple body shape referred to as an ‘O’ or ‘Oval’ body shape. Your shoulders, bust and waist will be larger than your hips, with your waist being wider or the same as your bust. Your hips will be the narrowest part of your body. If you are apple-shaped, read on if you want to know how to show off your great bust and legs!

Adventurous Apples!

Choose swimwear with thick straps if you would like your shoulders to appear narrower. If choosing a bikini – opt for a high waist bikini bottom to bring you in at the waist and show of your legs and bum! If opting for a swimming costume, go for a square, scoop, low ‘n’ wide neckline. Also – an all-over print is great for you!

Swimming costumes for the apple body shape

A larger-scale all-over pattern is great if you wish to camouflage a larger tummy and swimsuits with darker side panels will give a slimming effect. Also, keep an eye out for costumes that gather at the side or middle to help create the illusion of a smaller waist. Try a square, scoop, or lower-line neckline. If you are an apple body shape with a tummy, and you would like to drawer attention elsewhere, then pick a one-piece with details on the hip area.

Tankinis are also a great option as they have the coverage of a one-piece, but the practicality of a two-piece!


Select what is best for your attitude and style, with all our products being sold as separates, it is easy to get the perfect mix! Show off your apple body shape to the max!

Bikini tops for the apple gal

Thick straps will make your shoulders appear narrower. As with the one-pieces – a low or scoop neckline will help make the top half appear slimmer. Support is key for those with larger boobs – underwired, cup-sized bikini tops will make the most of your bust!

Bikini bottoms for the apple body shape

Patterned bikini bottoms will drawer attention to the smallest part of your apple body shape and high-waisted bottoms will lengthen your legs! Tie-side bottoms are great for balancing out slimmer hips, and a full brief will help bring attention and curves to your lower half. A bikini bottom with ruching or detailing on the sides will also add some curve to the hips.

A quick recap for the apple body shape

  • Bikini tops – thick straps, underwired top, lower neckline
  • Bikini bottoms – high waisted, full brief, details on the hips, tie-sides

Try to avoid…

  • Waistbands around the tummy
  • Ruffles or frills
  • Prints that drawer attention to your tummy
  • Boy shorts