Fashion & Style

How to Dress the Banana Body Shape

Hello, everybody!

Not so long ago I introduced my new series How to Dress According to Your Body Shape. This post is all about the banana shape. You might even come across names like “rectangular body shape” or simply “straight body shape”. So, if you want to know how to style the banana body shape, then read on!


  • Your shoulders and hips are the same or similar width
  • Your bust tends to be small
  • Your waist is not defined
  • You have a small bottom
  • You don’t have many curves overall, and your body can be referred to as “boyish”
Cara Delevingne

How to Style the Banana Body Shape and What to Wear

You want to add more curves to your body and define your waist. A great addition to your wardrobe are wide belts and anything with belts in general. For instance coats or jackets. If you want to wear a dress, opt for a belted loose dress or an A-line dress.

Short jackets will add some volume to your hips. Skinny jeans were made specifically for your body shape, so feel free to wear them! However, if you want your hips to look curvier, try to wear slightly flared trousers.

To add more volume to your bust, wear a push-up bra or simply any bra that will add a cup size to your breasts. On top of that, wear a top with pockets, pleating, rushes or any kind of details. Tucked in blouses, medium to high necklines, and 3/4 sleeves will also look great on you!

Nicole Kidman

Other Celebrities with the Banana Body Shape

If you want to take an inspiration from someone with the rectangular body shape, I’ve listed some celebrities here:

  • Natalie Portman
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Kate Hudson
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Cameron Diaz

I hope this post was helpful and stay tuned for the rest of the posts in this series! The one thing I want you to remember is this: no matter what your body shape is you are beautiful the way you are and you can wear whatever you want and feel confident in!

See you soon!

xoxo, S. V.

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