A-line and empire dresses work well with apple shaped bodies. They hide all of your flaws and still manage to show off the good curves! This style narrows at the top and flares toward the bottom, which is why it is flattering for apple figures. Like an empire dress, it disguises your tummy and slims your overall silhouette. Choose fabrics that have a little stretch so it is forgiving to your size. Constricting fabrics might fit, but in a way that shows off your body in an unflattering light. Cotton is the best fabric for plus-sizes because it falls along the body's contours with being restrictive, so when choosing dresses, this should be your first choice in fabric.