Week 4 of Body Shape Identification and Figure Flattery-Rectangle

Define the waist and show off those beautify legs!

Define the waist and show off those beautify legs!

Week 4 of Body Shape Identification and Figure Flattery- Rectangle

  • This week we will be discussing the body shape known as the Rectangle shape. For this body shape, the shoulders, waist, and hips are all mostly equal in measurement. This body shape is more on the athletic side, but the waist is less defined than the hourglass body shape. Weight gain tends to be in the torso first and your buttocks is flatter than round. Think Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, and Hilary Duff.

Is this your body shape? If so, here are some tips on how to dress the Rectangle in order to create more of a silhouette to your figure.

What the Rectangle body shape should wear:

1.       Wrap dresses look great on this body shape because it creates some definition to the waist.

2.       Tops with diagonal lines work great as well.

3.       Shirts with detail but be careful not to add too much here. Stripes or some small prints are good.

4.       Where two different colors (example, black pants with red top) to create some curves.

5.       You can add a belt in the smallest part of your waist to add some definition.

6.       Skinny and/or straight leg pants and jeans are a go for this body shape.

7.       Knee length dresses are great at showing off your gorgeous legs.

What the Rectangle body shape Should NOT wear:

1.       Avoid overly baggy clothes as this will only give the illusion of having no shape.

2.       Too tight pants or jeans as this will also show a lack of curves in the body.

3.       Long, flowy dresses also should be avoided as they are shapeless.

4.       Avoid low rider jeans (well, I think everyone should avoid low rider jeans).

5.       Avoid shirts that are too boxy as they will only further hid your shape.

Remember, we want to create that imaginary hourglass shape with our clothes to balance out our body proportions in order to look and feel the best in them. This is part of the process in finding your authentic style.

Next week we will cover the final body shape know as: Hourglass. Have a great weekend!

Define the waist with the rectangle body shape helps to give it some shape.

Define the waist with the rectangle body shape helps to give it some shape.

Carrie Hagee,

Owner, Storyteller Stylist