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Shape Styling: The Rectangular Body Shape

rectangular body shape

The Rectangle Body Shape

The rectangle body shape is defined generally as a woman with a body shape that features similar or identical waist, hip and shoulder widths, similar to a tower or building. The rectangle body doesn’t feature curves so you’ll need to use a few style secrets to create some. offers a range of tips and garments to suit the rectangle shape.

Celebrities with rectangle body shapes include Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Cameron Diaz.

For rectangles, your fashion mantra should be clothing and accessories that create the illusion of curves.

The first rule in styling is to start with your undergarments. You must have a well fitting bra. Your bra should be professionally fitted and you will find your size will vary from a regular fit to strapless.

You should also have a range of underpants for all occasions. Underpant staples should include boy leg and standard knickers in a range of basic colours.

The most gorgeous clothes can look terrible if your undergarments are not well fitted.

rectangular body shape

Follow the below tips to help rectangle body shapes create a more curved look:

  • Create curves by wearing scoop-neck and sweetheart tops that help provide a more hourglass shape. The Betty Basics cindy scoop dresses from are ideal.
  • Belts are your new best friend. Just make sure they sit on your waist to create more of an hourglass figure.
  • Tops with statement collars, ruffles and details around the neckline will assist in accentuating your chest.
  • In winter, opt for long tailored jackets, think trench coats. This style complements your lean look and narrow body shape.
  • Layering is not just for your accessories, at, we love to layer basics such as tees, thanks and vests. Layers add more dimensions to a simple body shape.
  • You have the bottom half every woman dreams of because you can literally wear any kind of bottoms. Rectangle body shapes look great in fitted jeans and leggings to minis. In fact, garments that hug your body will create the illusion of curves. From skinny jeans to leather minis, has a range of rectangle body shape garments.

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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