Tuesday 21 March 2017

Let’s talk about your body shape (Part 5): The Straight Body Shape

Also called “Banana Body Shape”, the shoulders, waist and hips are all roughly the same measurement, there is no defined waist hence the reason it is called “straight body shape”. So this shape looks more like a cylinder and as high as 46% of women are said to fall within this body shape category. 

What to Wear:
To balance up this body shape you need to create an illusion of a waist and then fullness and volume at the bust/shoulder area as well as the hip area using stuffs like pleats, ruffles, frill, tucks and gathers. To create a tiny waist, apply features like bold or thin waist bands or even use belt to define and accentuate your waist. The reason behind these tips is so you achieve that hourglass body shape of bust equaling the hip with a cinched waist. Work with the above stated tips for a better styling. 

So for example,
*Cape, circle tops, flutters at the shoulder area kinda top which is also fitted at the waist area worn on pleat, flared or gathered skirt sits so well on straight body shapes.

* Wide leg pants (palazzo) worn with waist defined tops that have volume at the shoulder area.

*When opting for baggy tee shirts or free tops, knotting one corner on the top will make it look great on them.

What Not to Wear:
*Bodycon dresses, avoid tightly fitted dresses
Dress like these are a no for me for a straight body shape
*Lose top worn on lose pant is a no for straight body shape

*when opting for a straight cut skirt or skinny pants, tucking in is not your best bet as this could make your belly more prominent; flared skirt will be more like it.

Again, this post is a guide to understanding what flatters your body so you could go for what’s best for your body shape. But then again remember that the new fashion rule is "there is no fashion rule"πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜Ž

Thanks for stopping by. Xoxo

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