Banana – Dressing for Your Shape

By August 11, 2011 No Comments

Banana Shape: The long, lean and very well balanced Banana shape.  Women with this shape will have an average bust, undefined waist, full neck, fantastic arms and legs, this is a very balanced body type. There is little difference between the measurements of your waist, bust and hips. Also this shape tends to have little to no curves. This shape is  lean and athletic looking.

When dressing your banana shape you will want to draw attention to your thighs and legs! Although you are very well balanced you will want to give the illusions of curves.  There are a lot of styles and cuts that the banana shape can wear, but you will want to go for what looks best on you.

I think bias cuts (this is a garment of clothing that is cut to follow the curves of the body) and spaghetti strap tops are a good look for Banana shapes. This shirt will draw the eye to the breast making them appear larger. Also V-Necks work great for achieving this goal. You can also appear curvier by wearing a padded bra. Tops that are fitted at the waist give the appearance of curves.  Jackets that flare from the waist create a curvier hip as well!  

You can also wear short skirts to show off those fantastic legs! You can even do skirts with really fun prints, anything to draw attention to your thighs and legs.

You will want to shop for jeans that hug your bottom. Wide set pockets tend to make your backside appear fuller, also flap pockets will have the same effect.  Jeans with a low rise and a slight flare are also flattering for this shape.



I am all about women knowing who they are, finding their own individual style, and not spending a lot of money doing so.  I believe in creating looks that are timeless yet practical and consistent with your own personality. I live to shop the clearance racks! I truly believe It’s not what you wear but how you wear it. Not one of us were created to look the same, so what looks good on one woman might not look good on another. So when shopping for yourself, it is crucial to know what looks good on you. Knowing what works on your shape can make the difference from an ordinary outfit to ex-ordinary. I think we should go through life giving it all we have and I apply this ideology when dressing myself. I know from my own experience that when having a not so good day I know that if I put on a nice dress or fun sassy top, I can guarantee that what ever sour mood I might have felt before starts to slip away when I slip into the clothes. First impressions are lasting so why not always try to look your best you never know who you might meet! These are all approaches I take when building my wardrobe, or getting dressed on a daily basis. As far as about me as a person to share some insight with you. I clearly LOVE clothes. I but what I love more than the clothes themselves is how I feel when wearing certain outfits. I also LOVE to style for other people. I get such an amazing feeling when I have helped someone select an outfit that they feel good in. Or sometimes what is better than that for me is dressing someone in something they would never choose for their self and they end up loving it. Although I do love clothes I do not believe in spending a lot of money to look and feel good. I get a thrill out shopping clearance. The price tag does not define the worth of an item to me. What makes it worth it for me is how it makes me feel and knowing that I paid half the cost and still look GREAT!

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