Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangular body shape is the easiest to dress with a vaste selection of garments shapes and lengths.
In the rectangular body, hips width and shoulders width are similar, there is not a defined waist, bust is small to average size, no bold curves and flat buttocks. Even calves are slim.

When they gain some weight, it usually goes to the belly area but, wheter you have a flat stomach or not, these guidelines work even to camouflage this unwanted “guest”.

Top Marques’Almeida, bottom Diesel, backpack Moschino, Shoes Air Max 97. Bag Dolce & Gabbana, shoes Jimmy Choo.
Top Peter Pilotto, skirt Balmain, bag Miu Miu, shoes Paula Cademartori. Top Lanvin, skirt David Koma, bag Balenciaga, shoes Prada.

The main goal here is the absence of curves that instead you need to create.
I suggest then to wear V necklines (both deep ones and regular ones), boat necklines, with a single sleeve, both large and thin shoulder straps, regular slim trousers or their opposite, flare ones…the important thing to keep in mind is “your trousers shouldn’t be cropped”.
Oblique fantasies dress (these fantasies could be made by a pattern, color blocks or oblique cropped garments). A-line, pegged, slit, pleat, prairie, layered and round skirts are the best kind for a rectangular body shape.
Opt for short boleros and blazers. The best accessories are all kind of belts and both ballerina and pumps shoes.

Top Balmain, skirt Philosophy By Alberta Ferretti, bag Paula Cademartori, shoes Valentino. Top Versace, skirt Maticevsky, bag Paula Cademartori, shoes Tod’s.
Dress Proenza Schouler, shoes N°21. Dress Marco Bologna, shoes Sam Edelman. Dress Versace, shoes Acne Studios. Dress Brittany Fuson, shoes N°21.

Avoid: Shapeless loose dress, square necklines, low waist dresses, straight and stiff dresses, loose tops, tunics, one bottom long blazers and no palazzo trousers.

Celebrities with this body shape are: Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Alessia Marcuzzi.

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