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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dressing For Your Body Type - Banana

So, you may be thinking, why is my body being compared to a banana. Well, I really just wanted to stick with the fruit theme. Many people call this body shape rectangle, column, or ruler shaped. This body type is usually an athletic body shape, very little curve, think surfer or swimmers bodies. Your shoulders, waist and hips are relatively the same size.

So, what problem are we addressing with this body type? Creating curves where there really are none.

Here are some tips for you to follow:
  • Choose dresses and tops that have cinched waists, this will create a waist for you.
  • Structure, structure, structure!! Darting, it is going to do wonders for you.
  • You can also pull off a bolder cut, peplum! This will give you the shape you crave!
  • Maxi dresses are great for you because they usually have a seam right under the bust or a drop waist, see above. It gives a sense of shape .
  • A-Line skirts are for you. They will give you some hips.
  • Avoid clingy fabrics and fits. These will only show the world you have no curve to your body.
  • Skinny jeans in a bold color need to be paired with something with shape on top.
  • Wide leg jeans can also give your body a sense of shape, just be sure they are the right size or you will look baggy and saggy.
  • Belt everything! Not really, but belts are a great way to cinch a waist.
  • Print, texture and bulk (ruffles, lace, bows) will add another dimension with ease.
Celebrities with banana shapes: Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Ashlee Simpson, Gweneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sheryl Crow and Hilary Duff

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