How To Dress The Rectangle Body Shape

No curves? No worries!  I have a few tips and tricks to show you how to dress the rectangle body shape and give the illusion of curves.  There's no need to spend your money on the latest trend of adding more junk to your trunk or doing endless reps of squats; unless of course that's your thing, then do you!  BUT, you don't have to.  First things first, let's find out if you really are a rectangle.

How Do I Know If I Have A Rectangle Silhouette?

How to dress the rectangle body type


Majority of ladies with no curves will share these common traits:
  • Similar width in shoulders and hips and/or thighs
  • No defined waistline (body and torso appears straight up and down)
  • Straight body lines
  • Body appears balanced
If this isn't your body type don't worry because I will be going over all of the body types over the next few weeks.  I have already given tips on the triangle shaped body type aka bigger on the bottom.  If you missed it, you can check it out here.  However, if you said "Yes, that's me!" after seeing the traits of the rectangle silhouette keep reading, I have goodies for you!

Style Tips

The style goal of the rectangle body shape is to create the illusion of a waist.  How you ask?  By emphasizing the hips and shoulders, and highlighting the smallest part of the torso.
      1. Form curves. add volume to the top and bottom by wearing cap sleeve shirts, ruffles, small shoulder pads, and full skirts.
      2. Create the illusion of a waist.  When adding volume, don't forget to create a waist!  Cinch with a belt or wear clothing that tapers at the waist.
      3. Add layers.  Add more dimension to your body by throwing on a blazer or cardigan.


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Outfit For Rectangle/No Curves Body Type

Clothes To Avoid

  • Shapeless clothing
  • Straight dress
  • Over-sized clothing that do not fit your top or bottom

Must Haves

  • Peplum top
  • Horizontal stripes
  • Belted dress/coat
  • Wide leg pant
Must Have For The Rectangle/No Curves Body


Not sure how to style your body type?  Want to set up a consultation to determine your body type?  Email me at or simply click the contact me button  to the left of the page and I’ll be sure to help.  And if you’re curious about about my 7 Week Virtual Styling Program, you can learn morehere!  I’ll help you discover your style in 7 weeks from the comfort of your own home!

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