In previous posts we covered hourglass, pear and inverted triangle out of the five main body types. Today we are going to discuss rectangle body shape. This body type has a straight waist, small chest, and the hips and shoulders measurements are the same. It is very similar to the hourglass body type minus the defined waistline.
Rectangles are arguably the easiest body types to dress. A lot of models tend to have this body type. Typically, you would want to create a curvy silhouette. Having said that, sometimes straight silhouette looks charming, depending on the look you are going for. Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman and Gwen Stefani embrace this body type with confidence. Nevertheless, if you want to visually create a different shape other than a straight silhouette, follow the tips below.
You should wear:
- Any tops, dresses or jackets tailored at the waist to help you create a more curvy shape
- Belts around the waist
- Tucked in blouses
- Tops with pockets if you want to create an illusion of a bigger bust
- Fitted clothes that hug your body will create the illusion of curves
- Anything with ruffles or a lot of details as it adds volume and creates curves
You shouldn’t wear:
- Shapeless clothes
- Straight dresses
- Baggy pants
In conclusion, if you have a rectangular body type, you can pretty much wear anything. However, if you want to create an illusion of curves, you could follow the few tips above on what you should wear and avoid anything that hides your waistline.