Dress Your Body: Prom Dresses for Banana Shapes

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Finding the perfect prom dress is about knowing your body shape. Every girl’s body is shaped a little different and should be celebrated. If you are a banana shaped girl then Prom Dress Shop has a few tips and tricks to help you find the perfect prom dress for you. Banana shapes (also called rectangle shaped) is where the waist comes in less than 9 inches from the bust and hips. According to one study by NC State University, 46% of all women have this shape and it’s nothing to be sad about. Banana shapes are some of the easiest to dress.

Sherri Hill 2787 Prom Dress

Because it doesn’t come in as far as an hourglass shaped girl, the most important thing for a banana shaped to do is to define their waist. This cute Sherri Hill prom dress (style #2787 )  defines the natural waist perfectly by accenting it with a sparkly band of hand sewn silver beadwork. The dress has a strapless sweetheart neckline which is great for showing off some cleavage and the bodice is covered in fun sparkly sequins. The full tulle skirt is great for making the waist look narrower and a banana shaped girl curvier. The skirt has little ribbons of sparkly sequins on it as well. Pair this dress with silver heels and necklace, and show off your amazing legs while you dance the night away at prom.

Mori Lee 93056 Prom Dress

This ball gown by Mori Lee (style #93056) is another great choice for a pair shaped girl. This dress also features a strapless sweetheart neckline and bejeweled bodice. The dress features an empire waist that is embellished with a beadwork belt. Empire waist as great for banana shapes because it cinches in the dress at the smallest point of a girl’s body and makes them look curvier.  The full ball gown skirt adds volume to the lower half which also makes a girl look curvier.

Banana shaped girls will look good in most dresses but should avoid Mermaid prom dresses which just accentuate their straight body. They should also avoid dropped waist corsets that do little to nothing to flatter their figure and instead get A-line skirts that are fitted at the natural or empire waist. Make sure to find your perfect prom dress with Prom Dress Shop.

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