Dressing For Your Body Type – Hourglass Vs Banana

Dressing for your body type – Hourglass vs Banana

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Continuing from the previous article on wearing fashion for your figure, today let’s talk about the other two body shapes; the evasive hourglass and the athletic banana.

Just as we did with the apple and pear, we will lay out a few trends that are perfectly made for these two body types to rock, and those that should be adopted with caution if at all.


Probably highest in the ranking of shapes coveted by the ladies as much as they are appreciated by the lads, here comes the incredibly evasive female body shape, the hourglass. In fact apparently, only 8% of women in the world have it. So if you do, you better learn how to flaunt your God-given miracle like it could disappear tomorrow. It won’t, but still… Anyway let’s talk about the hourglass

This lady’s body is made in almost perfect proportions. Shoulders as wide as the hips, full bust, well defined small waist, well rounded full hips and thighs. If you’re the lady I’m talking to, your fashion goal is to ensure your clothes are a proper fit so you can show off your perfect body, and not overdo things with too much detail and accessories.

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Dressing For Your Body Type – Apple Vs Pear

Dressing for Your Body Type – Apple Vs Pear

Outfit 4- red dress-page-001-2Knowing the right clothes for your body type is an important aspect of good dressing. Not all trends will look good on all body shapes and regardless of how fashionable a garment is, if it does not flatter your figure it just makes no sense purchasing it.

So ladies please stop starving yourself to get into your closet the newest trend in town without first asking yourself the fundamental question; how will that look on me?

For those who have not yet thought about their body type, here are two main reasons why you should.

One, there is a part of your body that you love and you want to accentuate. (If not please work on your self-confidence and wearing the right clothes will help you with that). On the flip side, and this is an unfortunate fact, almost every body type has a typical characteristics that its bearers are not too crazy about and are not quite happy with clothes that exaggerate that characteristic.

For instance most African women are well endowed on the bottom half of their bodies (read bum) and may have encountered the challenge of choosing well-fitting office wear especially, to look chic and respectable at the same time. So some may opt to hide under unflattering garments in the name of decency which need not be the case.

Knowing your body proportions helps you determine how to dress all the parts to achieve a balanced silhouette – with curves in all the right places!

Women’s body shapes usually will fall under four categories that most people are familiar with; the apple, the pear, the hourglass and the banana.

Isn’t it cute how they chose to call them fruit names to make sure you aren’t in the least bit offended? Except the hour-glass of course because, well, it is the hour glass… Anyway I digress.

Basically these names were coined to illustrate the distinct characteristics of each body type. So, with the current fashion trends and your body shape in mind, let’s talk about the easiest trends to adopt and, those to, not necessarily absolutely avoid, but tread their territory with stylish care.

These tips will help you know your figure and flatter it with the trendiest and most appropriate clothing for this age, without hiding your fabulousness.

Today we will talk about the busty apple and the curvy pear. In the next issue we will discuss the evasive hourglass and the athletic banana.


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