Tuesday, February 9, 2010

how to flatter: RECTANGLE (banana) SHAPES

bonjour :)

enjoying these 3 snow days in a row...

i promise promise promise this is the last of the polyvore.
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anyways, this is going to be a post on how to flatter rectangular shapes.
if you're a rectangle, you normally have a chest and hips that are the same size, without a defined waist. you also have toned arms and legs.

(links to each item can be found by clicking on the set, which will take you to the polyvore page, where the links are in the side bar)

steal the look:
lace cami- $16 at wet seal
gray cardigan- $19 at wet seal
skinny jeans- $45 at delias
high top converse- $45 at
tote bag- $13 at forever 21
ring- $16 at american eagle outfitters
cluster necklace- $8.50 at pac sun

seriously- i use this cami everywhere! probably because it has a cut that's universally flattering...the buttoned cardigan helps to add some definition to your midsection, while the necklace draws attention into a v-shape, if that makes any sense. the skinny jeans flatter your legs, while the converse are a great go to shoe.

steal the look:
black ruffled tunic- $18 at forever 21
black and gray heels- $60 at aldo shoes
silver slouchy hobo- available at select H&M stores
miso lace leggings- $27 at
twinkle bobby pins- $3.80 at forever 21

this outfit is a little more dressy than the first one. the tunic can be worn a million different ways, and it's a flattering fit because it kind of slouches over your top half, so it doesn't matter that there isn't much definition up there. the heels help to elongate your legs, while the leggings keep you warm.

steal the look:
skinny jeans- $40 at pac sun
floral tunic- $19 at forever 21
metallic sandals- $30 at american eagle outfitters
golden leaf earrings- $6.50 at old navy
peace cuff- $13 at delias

this is a cute casual look that's perfect for the summer. i think i've said before how flattering the empire cut is on any body type- it creates the illusion of curves, even if you don't have any. the big earrings carry the attention up, towards your face, while the shoes keep some interest near your feet. whoa did that sound weird, or what? interest at the feet. ha.

i think i should probably go now....