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Best casual dresses for rectangle body shapes

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What to wear

Rectangle shaped women look great in almost anything, but to look their best, they should wear dresses that add the illusion of curves. Rectangle body types usually have a small bust, undefined waist and narrow hips.

What to wear

Casual dresses for rectangles

"Keep the length short or shorter. Minis are made to show off the curve of your legs -- what better way to say, 'I'm a girl!'" says fashion expert and TV personality Jeannie Mai.

Any type of dress that adds definition to your waist is a must-have for rectangle shapes. Avoid sheath dresses with straight lines, but don't choose a dress with a big puffy skirt either -- it will make you look out of proportion.

Celebrity rectangles

Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie and many models have rectangle body shapes.

What to wear

What to wear

  1. Lush Ruffled Racerback Dress ($46)
  2. Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Belted Dress ($148)
  3. Seashore Stripes Dress ($28)
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