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HOW TO: Dress For Your Body Shape – The Rectangle

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Hi girls!

So this is our 4th post in the How To Dress For Your Body Shape series and this time we’re focusing on the rectangle shape.

It’s probably one of the easiest shapes when it comes to finding clothes because you’re bust and hips are more or less the same width, and you generally have lean legs and a slim, straight frame – think Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman.

Luckily for you, oversized tees / jumpers and floaty/t-shirt dresses were essentially made for your shape. On the other hand you can opt to create the illusion of curves by sporting pieces with certain details.

To really make the most of your shape:

Oversized boyfriend shirts and jumpers hang great on your body

Show off your back, arms and shoulders by wearing strapless/ halter necks tops and dresses.

Ruffle, rucking and front panel detail are great at creating curves on your frame and can be quite flattering.

Boyfriend jeans look great on a rectangle shape, as do ankle grazers or cropped trousers.

Asymmetric dresses are great at accentuating the curves on the body

Best to avoid:

Wearing pieces head-to-toe that all have straight lines e.g. straight jacket, straight tee, straight jeans.


Pale blue fluffy knit jumper – Topshop (Buy here)

Ripped boyfriend jeans – River Island (Buy here)

Mirrored aviators – New Look (Buy here)

Black zip handle bucket bag – ZARA (Buy here)

Cow print slip ons – ASOS (Buy here)



Nude origami bow dress – ASOS (Buy here)

Gilded arrow bangle – Stella & Dot (Buy here)

Leopard print clutch – ASOS (Buy here)

Nude peep-toe platforms – Topshop (Buy here)

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