[#NoBODYLeftBehind: A Series on Body Types] THE RECTANGLE

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Can you believe that it's the end of the road?? This is the final body shape I am going to cover in this #NoBODYLeftBehind series.  Hopefully this has been helpful for you and your style journey! Let's dive in:


Believe it or not, this is by far my favorite shape to dress as a stylist. A person who is rectangle shaped is often looked at as having a boyish figure with no curves, but clothes can be used creatively to give the illusion of curves and create all types of beautiful silhouettes.  You are rectangle shape if:

  • Your waist, hip and shoulder widths are similar. 
  • Your bust is small.
  • Your waist is undefined.
  • Your hips are narrow.

Again, this is not a death sentence.  You have so many options when it comes to fashion. 


Images: Getty Images

Images: Getty Images

Generally, a person with a rectangle shape wants to create curves and a more feminine silhouette.  Here are some basic do's and don'ts to do just that:

  • DO wear a deep scoop or sweetheart neckline to create curves. 
  • DO wear long jackets to create a lean look.
  • DO wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to add volume to your chest.
  • DON'T wear overwhelming or super dramatic styles.
  • DO layer to add more dimensions.
  • DO wear dresses with ruching. Cinches on sides are ideal.
  • DO have fun with colorful bottoms.

I also included a downloadable infographic below that outlines the rectangle shape and what clothes look best on you.  If this is your body type, save this image to your phone and use it as a shopping guide; you'll immediately see the difference in your appearance. 

With every single body type, it is important to wear a good bra (lift and separate) and good foundational undergarments. Even the tiniest supermodels wear spanx when they are showcasing garments. The point is to smooth everything and make you look your very best!

Stay tuned for more from The Modern Disciple. Spring trend report coming soon!