Dress Your Rectangle Body Shape: The Definitive Guide

What are the characteristics of a rectangle body shape?

The rectangular body shape is characterized by a straight body line with not many curves, shoulders and hips of similar width, the waist is not well-defined and very long legs:

What is a rectangle body ?

  • Tall and lean
  • Not particularly curvy
  • Bottom is rather flat
  • Straight shoulder line
  • Bust and hips are approximately the same width
  • Small to average midriff
  • Straight hips and bottom
  • Weight gains typically distribute evenly throughout the body


style rectangle body shape
@Anne-Laure Mais
  1. Belt your clothes
  2. Create volumes in your body
  3. Layering
  4. Draw more attention to your legs
  5. Wear darker colors around your waist area
  6. Invest in a good push-up bra to lift your chest
  7. Wear well structured clothes


rectangle shaped figure
@Sabine Solocol
Shirts for the rectangle body should be creating shape by adding volume to the shoulder.
  • Shirts should finish at the hip level


dress for a rectangle body type
@Anne-Laure Mais

Empire line dresses and wrap dresses are great choices for the rectangle body.

  • With belt or tied at the waist.


female rectangle body shape
@Anne-Laure Mais

Jeans for the rectangle body should have back pockets to add curves to the silhouette.

  • The best jeans style is a bootcut.


rectangle body shape examples
@Juny Breeze

Skirts are an ideal way to add volume to the lower body.

  • Straight skirts can also work as they follow your natural silhouette.


clothes for rectangle body shape
@Juny Breeze
Jackets and coats should be slighted fitted or follow the natural straight silhouette of the rectangle body.
  • G‍o for Longer coats that past the knee. As it will elongate and slim the body.

What rectangle shape women should not wear?

  • Avoid oversized or extra wide outfits
  • Straight cuts must be eliminated from your wardrobe
  • Avoid clothes that end at the waist or embellish it
  • Don’t tuck tops into pants or skirts
  • Stay away from High-rise pants

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