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Friday, October 12, 2018

Swimwear For The Banana Body Shape

The straight up and down body shape, a.k.a.  the banana body shape is described a lot as being athletic or boyish. Which is great if that’s the look you want to go for. But some of you banana babes have told us that you want to look more feminine, especially at the beach or poolside. Which is where our Swimwear for the Banana Body Shape comes in.

photo credit: Renee Waniolek

We’ve got some top tips for adding the illusion of curves to your straight up and down silhouette. It starts with showing some skin…

One Pieces

When it comes to swimwear for the banana body shape, less is more as showing some skin with strategically cut-out details can give the illusion of a curvier silhouette.

We are obsessed with this Lemon Print swimsuit from Zaful.


Bold prints on your bikini tops and bottom will add feminine flair. They will minimize your midsection and give the illusion of an hourglass shape.

We love the polka dot print Carmen Bikini (sold separately) from Beyond The Sea.

If patterns and prints aren’t your thing you can create this same look with frills and ruffles.

Another top tip when you are looking for swimwear for the banana body shape is to look for bikini bottoms that tie at the sides or have side detail like these Strappy Bikini Briefs from Boohoo. This will enhance your curves…or give the illusion of having curves and make you look more bootylicious. 

For more style guides for the banana/ straight up and down body shape check out our:

Workwear for the Banana Body Shape post, Eveningwear for the Banana Body Shape and our complete guide of What To Wear If You Have a Banana Body Shape.