Although they’re also known by flattering names like an athletic body shape, or long and lean, rectangle body shapes have a few style challenges of their own. Check out this personal style guide that’s all about dressing and flattering your rectangle body shape.
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What is a rectangle body shape?
Rectangle body shapes are characterized by waist, hip and shoulder widths that are all similar to each other. The outline of your body won’t have many curves so you’ll need to use a few style secrets to create some.
Which celebrities have rectangle body shapes?
Famous females with rectangle body shapes include Natalie Portman, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman and Gwen Stefani.
How to dress a rectangle-shaped body
Create curves. Look for scoop-neck and sweetheart tops that help create curves. Belt your waist to create more of an hourglass figure. Wear tops with collars, ruffles and details to flatter your chest.
Go lean. Wear long jackets to create a lean look and emphasize your narrow rectangle body shape.
Layer it up. Layering adds more dimensions to a simple rectangle body shape.
Support those girls. Stylists can’t say it enough — a well-fitting bra is essential for rectangle body shapes, which tend to be boyish. The right bra will make the most of the curves you have.
Pants are easy. Because of your rectangle body shape, you can wear most pants styles and don’t have to worry about them being too tight. In fact, clothes that hug your body will create the illusion of curves.