What To Wear When You Have A Rectangle Body Shape

What To Wear When You Have A Rectangle Body Shape

You have a rectangle body shape if your upper body is nearly the same size as your lower body, and you have no real waist definition. Your limbs tend to be slim and when you gain weight, it tends to go to your middle. Read on to find out what to wear that flatters your figure!

Welcome back to the What To Wear series which helps you figure out which styles and silhouettes will flatter you best based on your body type.

Generally speaking, there are five different body shapes of women. But it’s important to note that most of us don’t fall neatly into one type. Often we are a combination which means it’s useful to know the different styling strategies for each shape to figure out what works for you. (If you need to know which shape you are, click here to grab my free style guide Dress Better For Your Body which will help you figure it out.) Remember that since most of us aren’t exclusively one shape, understanding the guidelines for each shape will be hugely valuable for you.

You have a rectangle body shape if your upper body is nearly the same size as your lower body, and you have no real waist definition. Your limbs tend to be slim and when you gain weight, it tends to go to your middle. Read on to find out what to wear that flatters your figure!

Rectangle Body Shape

You have a rectangle body shape if your upper body is about the same size as your lower body, and you have no real waist definition. Your limbs tend to be slim and when you gain weight, it often goes to your middle. Your biggest complaint may be that you lack femininity to your shape since you don’t have the curves often associated with the female body.

Style Goals

For a rectangle body shape, you could go in two directions. You may want to wear fitted clothing to create curvature. Or accentuate your straight lines by wearing looser silhouettes that flow easily along your body. Many models have a rectangle body shape because pretty much every style works for this type.

You have a rectangle body shape if your upper body is nearly the same size as your lower body, and you have no real waist definition. Your limbs tend to be slim and when you gain weight, it tends to go to your middle. Read on to find out what to wear that flatters your figure!

What To Wear

  • V-necks, mandarin collars, halter tops
  • Button down shirts
  • Dropped shoulder tops that are fitted at the waist
  • Tops with ruffles, ruching and pocket details
  • Short jackets like motorcycle jackets & bombers
  • Belted jackets
  • Shift dresses
  • Track pants
  • Cigarette pants
  • A-line skirts with a high waist

What Not To Wear

Rectangles, there’s nothing you can’t wear! Play with asymmetrical styles to counterbalance your shape.

**These are just guidelines. Your ultimate style goal is to wear things that make you happy and feel confident. Your personality is the most important aspect to satisfy when styling yourself so make sure you love what you wear.

In the video, I share stylist tips to dress the rectangle body shape and show you what to wear that will flatter this body shape best.

Not a rectangle? Perhaps you’ll relate more to the inverted triangle body shape or triangle body shape, or circle or apple shaped body. Or hourglass body shape.

What about you? Do you have a rectangle body shape? If yes, what do you love wearing?

 

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