Best skirts for rectangle body shapes

Aug 3, 2011 at 8:06 a.m. ET

Rectangle body shapes are straight up and down without a defined waist. To give the illusion of more curves, choose skirts that provide a girly shape.

Skirts for rectangle body shapes

Skirts for rectangles

"Any trim that has flounce or ruffle is fantabulous, and try to keep the skirt's overall shape close to the body. This way the skirt doesn't overwhelm your trim little body," says fashion expert and TV personality Jeannie Mai.

"Another option is to choose a skirt that flares. A cinched waist and a style with volume are the perfect way to make hips look, well, hippier," explains Mai. A-line skirts and tulip skirts are also curve-creating options.

Celebrity rectangles

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

Skirts for rectangles

What to wear

  1. ASOS Ruffle Hem Pencil Skirt ($21)
  2. Yumi Kim Tulip Skirt ($128)
  3. Vivian Tiered Ruffle Skirt ($50)

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