We are all unique but we do all fall into a few body shapes whether we are small average or large. Knowing your own body shape aids in finding the right clothing that not only fit well but give you all the right looks and curves you have or desire to have like the Rectangle body shape. Women with this shape have almost the same width throughout their bust, waist and hips. There’s a somewhat straight appearance and quite often they have an athletic, boxy or boyish figure.
The rectangle body shape has a athletic build with very little waist definition and are sometimes called a pencil. Rectangle body shapes have almost the same width throughout their bust, waist and hips and usually have little to no curves. Most women in this body shape have slender arms and legs.
Just like all the body shapes, Rectangle has its challenges. For tops the idea is to create shape so scoopneck and sweetheart necklines are best along with tops that have a contoured waistline. The idea for this shape is to add dimension to your frame. Creating a waist by adding volume to the top and lower body and a wide belt is a great way to do this. This can give the rectangle shape an hourglass figure. Stay away from the skinny belts as it will make your midsection look bigger.
Wrap style dresses that emphasis the waist are great for this body shape. Ruching and cinching on dresses look amazing on this shape and can really give those curves you desire. Prints, textures, ruffles give this shape some volume while cinching around the waist will also help with the dimension to the body frame.
Rectangle body shape has the luxury of wearing just about any type of skirt or pants but fitted pants, A-line and pencil skirts look the best. The pencil skirt will give a sophisticated lean look if that’s what you are going for. Don’t forget to show off your assets! If you are a rectangle body shape and have some toned arms, shoulders and legs then show them off. Jackets need to be nipped at the waist and coats that flare from the waist look great.
Remember to emphasize your assets and downplay your lack of a defined waist. When you work on that when finding clothing, you will be looking your very best whether on the red carpet, at work or date night!
Love your shape Naturals,