RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE

HOW TO DRESS A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE?

Rectangular body type

In this beautiful world, we all have some different characteristics and features. Everyone has some uniqueness in terms of facial features, colour tone, talent, body type, and behaviour. Here we will be focusing on a rectangular body type and other types. Let’s discuss the different types of female body shapes.

BODY SHAPE OF FEMALES

 There are five main body shapes for men and as well as for women. 

1) Hourglass

2) Oval

3) Triangle

 4) Inverted triangle

 5) Rectangle. 

All these five body shapes have different styling rules and tips to look proportionate. Everyone has some strengths and weaknesses that will guide you to dress according to your strength and hide your weaknesses. All shapes are beautiful in a different way, and never try to change yourself. Just change your attitude towards your shape, and you will rock the stage.

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR BODY TYPE?

Body type is a simple bone structure that will help to find out your body shape. By simply taking measurements of shoulders, waist, and hips, you can understand your body frame. 

(Important note:- Your body shape does not depend on your weight and size. It is a bone structure that will help you to figure out your body frame.) 

For example:- 

Shoulders:- If your shoulder measurement is 38″ (96.52 cm)

Waist:- Waistline measurement is 37″ (93.98 cm)

Hips:- Hip measurement ( the fullest part) is around 39″ ( 99.06 cm)

Then you are a rectangular body shape girl because there are no major differences in your measurements. The ration can be 3:3:3

OTHER BODY SHAPES AND RATIO:-

:- ( If your measurements of the shoulders are broader than hips and the waistline is narrow, then you are an inverted triangle body shape.) The ratio can be 3:2:1. 

:- ( ( If your measurements of the shoulders and hips are equal, and have a defined waistline, then you are an hourglass shape.) The ratio can be 3:1:3. 

:- ( If your shoulders are the smallest part of your body and hips are the largest, then you are a triangle shape person.) The ratio can be 1:2:3. You tend to be a bottom-heavy person.

:- ( If your stomach is the fullest part of your body, then you are an oval shape person.) The ratio can be 2:3:2. 

WHAT IS A RECTANGLE BODY SHAPE?

Women with a rectangular body type tend to come out as a boyish figure with flatter chest and hips. The other names for rectangular body type are H-shape, pencil, straight body type, and box figure.

This body type has fewer curves compared to other body types, and it is also known as an athletic figure. It is different from other shapes because the measurement of hips, shoulders, and waist is all most same. 

Rectangular shape girls don’t have a defined waistline. This body type is also considered as a supermodel body because it is the easiest body type to dress and experiment with.

CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE:-

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These are some of the characteristics of a rectangular body type that will help you to know more about your body shape. If you can relate your body with these points, then surely you are a rectangular shape girl.

1) Straight body frame 

2) Average to small bust size.

3) Long and shapely legs

4) Less defined waistline

5) Minimum body curves

6) Flat hips

GOALS AND ASSETS OF A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE:-

These goals will help you to create more curves in your body, and the assets will tell you about your strengths so you can dress according to them.

Styling goals for a rectangular body type:-

The main goal for this body type is to create curves and highlight the waistline

2) Add some interesting shapes to your body to break that straight up and down look.

3) Try to add some cute flounce, frills, and peplums to your dress.

4) Create more and more drama in your dress to look more feminine.

5) Use the strong contrast color-blocking concept. 

6) Wear structured dresses and silhouettes that will make your body more flattering and add shape to your body.

7) To highlight your waistline always, choose body-hugging clothes, and add a belt to them.

Asset:– Long shapely legs and arms.

WHAT ARE THE BEST DRESSES FOR A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE?

As now we know that the rectangle body doesn’t have curves. To create an illusion of a curvy body, you need to make your waistline look smaller and your hips look fuller. The dress can say more about you and can change your attitude in a minute. Dressing according to your body type is important to look attractive because a proper dress will highlight your assets and hide your flaws. Here we will know about some dresses that will be the best option for a rectangular body type.

1) WRAP DRESSES:- The style of a wrap dress can work best for rectangular body type because it will hug your body can create an illusion of soft feminine curves. Generally, wrap dresses have deep necklines that will add visual curves to your body and make you look taller. Go for bold and bright prints. 

2) CUT-OUT DRESSES:- These types of super sexy dresses can add curves and easily divert the viewer’s attention. As your main goal is to highlight the waistline, then this dress will automatically highlight your waist with a cut-out. The cut-out dresses are mostly body-hugging to enhance the curves. 

3) PEPLUM DRESS:- Peplum dresses are the best option for a rectangular body type because it will grab all the attention towards your waist and make your waist look tiny. The flare of a peplum dress can make your hips look fuller as it is an attraction point of a dress. There are different types of peplums, and every style will look great on a rectangular body type because the attachment of a flare is always on the waistline that will grab the viewer’s attention. 

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4) A-LINE DRESSES:- It is the most common and flattering silhouette that suits almost every body type. A-line dress is in the shape of ‘A’ as suggested by the name and help rectangular body type by adding flare on the hips area. The other most fascinating part of this dress is the mid-section attachment because it will draw attention to your waistline and make it look smaller. 

5) MERMAID DRESSES:- Nothing can beat mermaid dresses because it is the most feminine and sexy silhouette. If you want to add curves to your rectangular body, then this dress will work amazing for you. Mermaid dress will grab attention towards your bottom part because of the sexy cut. Always choose body revealing neckline to add curves like plunging neckline, off-shoulder, asymmetric and more. 

6) COLOR-BLOCKING DRESSES:- The color blocking dress can easily add visual curves and shapes to your rectangular body type. The color blocks can break you straight up and down look by creating a strong contrast. The two opposite color blocks on a waistline will create an illusion of a defined waistline. Always find a dress that has different blocks on the waist and chest. 

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WHAT SHOULD A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE NOT WEAR?

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:- Try to avoid dresses that don’t have any specific shape because it will not add any curve to your body. 

:- Boxy and baggy items of clothing.

:- Avoid dresses that don’t have a waistline. 

:- Don’t wear square necklines because it will make your body curve-less.

:- Avoid dull and dark colors. (Pick bright, fresh colors to balance the look).

:- For sleeves, avoid straight shapeless sleeves because it will not add volume to your body. 

:- Try to avoid straight cut trousers and jeans. 

BEST TOPS AND BOTTOMS FOR A RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE:-

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Styling yourself with casual and simple clothing is your everyday task, but matching the tops and bottoms as per your body type can be challenging. Different tops will work differently on your body type. A right choice of top and a pair of bottoms can work fantastically for your body type. Complete knowledge of your body type is important in dressing. Here are some tops and a pair of bottoms that can be the best choice for a rectangular body type.

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Belted tops:- This style of top can make your waist look smaller by emphasising the waistline and give shape to your body. An under-bust gathered top can be the best option to make your rectangular body type look like an hourglass figure. Belts on top can create a cute peplum effect that gives you feminine curves. A belt is an important accessory for this body type because it corrects your weakness and makes it look sexy.

Peplum tops:- Peplum style is a blessing for a rectangular body type girl because it has beautiful cuts and curves. We need to focus more on curves to give our straight frame a feminine shape. Peplum tops are available in different styles, and every style can work for this body type. This silhouette is effortless, minimal, and stylish in every possible way. 

Structured tops:- Anything that has some basic structure can work for a rectangular body type because it can add shape to your body. Structured tops generally have some emphasising elements in them to highlight the body parts. For example, frills, flounces, peplums, buttons, pads, fringes, stylish cuts, and other elements. This silhouette is simply stylish and always has something for everyone.

WHAT ARE SOME BEST NECKLINES FOR RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE?

Necklines play a significant role in dressing and styling because every body type requires a different style of necklines according to the strengths and weaknesses. As for a rectangular body type, we need necklines that can highlight the bust area and make it look bigger.

Embellished necklines, lower necks, off-shoulder, scoop, round, deep-u, and, sweetheart, are some necklines that can add visuall length to your bust area. If you want to try other necklines, then don’t forget to define your waistline. 

BOTTOMS:- 

1) Pleated pants:- Rectangular body type needs curves to look proportionate, and this silhouette is perfect for adding volume to your lower body. The texture of pleated pants will highlight your hip area by making them fuller. 

2) Bootcut jeans:- The cut of bootcut jeans is amazing for the straight frame body because it visually creates curves and makes your body look longer, just like a mermaid dress. High waisted flared pants can create an illusion of a narrow waistline. Bootcut pants are an effortless silhouette, and you can pair them with a crop top or a shirt.

3) Ballon skirt:- The puffy effect of this skirt can balance the rectangular body type by creating volume in your lower body. Pairing this skirt can be challenging, but it looks amazing as a complete dress. You can pair it with a puff sleeves top to create an hourglass figure, and don’t forget to define your waistline.

4) Tiered skirt:- Tiered skirt is a cute silhouette and works well for almost everybody type instead of a triangle. Considering a rectangular frame, this skirt can grab the viewer’s attention towards the flow, and tiered pattern. The outline of this skirt looks like an A-line, which is the second-best thing about this skirt.

5) Asymmetrical skirt:- The pattern of an asymmetrical piece of clothing can easily confuse the viewers by cutting down the straight look. This style works well for a rectangular body type. The flow and rhythm of a dress are an important aspect of drawing the viewer’s attention away from the problem area, you can work on it as per your concern. 

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BASIC STYLING TIPS FOR DRESSING 

All these styling tips can work well for any body type in day to day life. Always consider these tips while dressing because it can make your look proportionate without making you washed out. A small mistake can ruin your entire look, no matter how costly the dress you are wearing. Here are some simple but important styling tips for your guys:- 

1) Contrast combination:- This is the most common styling tip in dressing because the contrast combination looks best on everyone. If you are wearing light color on the upper body, then wear darker shade bottoms and vice-versa. 

2) Matching prints with color:- It can be challenging to match prints with color. The simple trick is to pair your dress piece with the base color of the print. This styling tip never fails.

3) Upper bottom pairing:- Whenever you are styling, always keep it in mind to look proportionate. If you are wearing flowy bottoms, then without fail, pick a body-hugging top and vice-versa. This styling tip can help you in maintaining the body proportions. 

4):- Accessories matching:- It can grab the vier’s attention easily but overdo can ruin your look. Try to keep it simple and only wear bold accessories on one color look. 

5) Color matching:- A proper color combination is an important part of the dressing. Match the color of your dress according to the color schemes (refer color wheel), you will never look washed-out in any of that combination. As for the color scheme, the complementary color scheme (two opposite colors) is a trend.

 

6) Prints on prints pairing:- Matching prints with prints is not an easy task but also not impossible. If you want to pair prints with prints, then take similar prints but in different colors or pick the same color but in two different prints. 

7) Style according to your body type:- Dressing for your shape is a must because it is the only way to look equally proportionate. Always have proper knowledge about your body type. Try to focus on colors, patterns, prints, styles, cuts and wear them according to you shape. Pick a right colour shade as per you skin, your undertone can easily guide a perfect colour palette as per your tone.

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RELATED QUESTIONS:-

1) WHAT CELEBRITIES HAVE A RECTANGLE SHAPE?

Ans:- A rectangle body is considered a model body type because it is easy to dress. The celebrities like Sherly Crow, Kim Cattrall, Jane Fonda, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman, and Hilary Duff have a rectangular body type.

2) HOW DO YOU KNOW IF A RECTANGLE IS A BODY SHAPE?

Ans:- Confused about your body type? then be ready with your measuring tape to get your body shape. If your shoulders, bust, and hips are almost the same in measurements, then you are a rectangular body type person. You tend to have a less curvy body with a flat chest and hips.

3) WHERE DO RECTANGULAR BODY TYPE GAIN WEIGHT?

Ans:- A rectangular body type person can gain weight around the midriff area but, the body structure can carry it well without affecting the body shape. This body type can balance your extra body fat pretty well because of its straight shape.

4) CAN I CHANGE MY RECTANGLE BODY SHAPE?

Ans:- No, you can’t change your body type because it is a bone structure that creates your body shape. As you can’t cut your bone in shape to make it look like an hourglass figure. If you want to achieve any other body type, then start experimenting with your clothes. Cloths can help you to get any body type by creating a visual illusion.

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