Body Shapes - Banana

This shape also known as a rectangular figure is characterized by a straight up and down figure i.e. little definition between the bust and waist and the waist and hips (sort of like a male's figure). A common situation that women with this figure find themselves in is: If a garment fits the waist, it's too big in the hips and if it fits the hips, it's too small in the waist. This figure can wear most shapes but benefits most from a figure skimming as opposed to a figure hugging silhouette. This figure should also avoid anything that emphasizes the waist. As with the apple shape if a close fitting style or one that emphasizes the waist is desired, having something made which takes this fit requirement into account is the way to achieve this. This is also true for well fitting trousers and skirts.


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