How to dress if you have a rectangular body shape?

21 April, 2022

The rectangular body shape is characterized by a straight silhouette with not many curves, shoulders and hips of similar width, little to no waist definition and very long legs.

  • The shoulders, chest and hip are fairly uniform.
  • There are not much curves
  • This type of rectangular silhouette can bee seen in actresses like Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman or Anne Hathaway.

Style tips for women with a rectangular body shape

Always try to cinch your waist: Belts are your best allies, don’t forget it!
Play with optical effects that help you create volumes in your body: Layering will help, keep it in mind!
Avoid oversized or extra wide garments as they are not flattering. Straight cuts must be eliminated from your wardrobe.

DONT
  • Wear oversize pieces that contribute to amplify the feeling of squareness.
  • Total looks (using only one colour takes away definition).
DO
  • Focus on the waist with belts to create curves.
  • Create volume with fringed, puffed areas to visually break up the straight line of your torso.

How to dress if you have a rectangle silhouette

Dresses and skirts for a rectangle body shape

  • Flared styles. Slim at the waist and A line cuts
  • With belt or tied at the waist
  • Ruffles on the shoulders
  • Puff sleeves

The best jeans for a rectangle body shape

  • Culotte style trousers
  • Flared jeans.
  • High rise
  • Trousers with open clip, to slightly widen the hip.

Inspiring celebrities with a rectangle body shape

Celebrities can always be a reference when looking for outfit inspiration. If you have a box body shape take a look at the looks of Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow or Cameron Diaz. They are all experts at making the most of their rounded areas while drawing attention to areas such as the shoulders to create curves.

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Comments
Nicola;
10 June, 2021
Love most of the items on this blog for rectangular shapes
Sheng;
10 June, 2022
Is there a possibility that I can change my body shape?
Lookiero Team;
15 June, 2022
Hi Sheng, You can change your shape and also sizes or preferences in the Style Profile on your account: https://lookiero.co.uk/user/style

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