Rectangle Body Shape: Capsule Wardrobe
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19 Jun

Rectangle Body Shape: Capsule Wardrobe

How to know if you have a Rectangle Body Shape?

If your body shape looks similar to this, you are a rectangle body type

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  • Your waist is not defined in the shape of an hourglass
  • Hips will be somewhat symmetrical to your shoulders
  • You are on the skinny side and will most likely struggle to get some curves
  • Your bust will not be too big

Additional Helpful Information

I have a long explanation of what is inverted triangle body shape and what you need to wear in general. If you have any doubts about whether you are an apple shape or any other, please visit this article and get acquainted with additional styling information. This is all to help you know your body better and get a higher sense of fashion.

Alternatively, you can watch a video explaining what a rectangle body shape is with live models’ try on. There is a model that is over 40s and 20s.

Rectangle Body Shape: Capsule Wardrobe – What is it?

capsule wardrobe is a set of basic clothes that suit any of the other pieces that you have. Whenever you have no time – you need to have a “capsule wardrobe” that will always look good. This capsule wardrobe will be your “saver” at any time and situation in life.

Capsule wardrobe is suitable for:

  1. Office/Work outfit
  2. Casual outfit
  3. Going Shopping outfit
  4. Night Out outfit
  5. Birthday/Party Outfit

Can you imagine that all these outfits can be pieces of one capsule wardrobe that does not need to be huge and take all of the free space! I love minimalism, so as a personal stylist, this is why I highly recommend a personalized capsule wardrobe for your apple body shape! It’s just a must when it comes to the question, “Oh, where do I begin”?

Tops for a Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangle Body Shape

All good basics always start with a white button-up shirt and a basic white T-shirt. In this regard, we need to think about quality! We remember that 100% cotton, mulberry silk, and linen are the best choice for letting your skin breathe and feel good.

The goal of your body type is the recreation of an hourglass type figure. It would be best if you worked mostly on your bottom to fix the disproportionality. You could quickly achieve an hourglass shape; you need to take off your shoulders’ stress and add to the bottom.

  • Deep V-necks in any silhouette
  • Padded Bras and shoulders
  • Add maximum volume to the top and emphasize with a best or contrast on the waistline.

Pay attention to your waistline. Your body type is known for the waist that is not significantly emphasized. It would be best if you went in the direction of creating an hourglass figure, putting stress upon the waist. I’d suggest a belt, accessories, scarf that can make a vision of a well-defined center.

Avoid colors that are not a part of a capsule wardrobe, like neon shades. Do not mix bright colored items with other bright colors. To go the right way here, choose only 1 (preferably for the top). One piece of the garment needs to be bright and the other from the peaceful (pastel) color shade.

Jeans for a Rectangle Body Shape

Your capsule needs to have at least 1 pair of the best possible pants you can think of. These jeans have to suit any occasion even if you have to to the wedding (I’m kidding). Those jeans need to be your 1st choice!

Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangle Body Shape

ALWAYS REMEMBER: If you make your top loose and flared – the bottom needs to be fitted and calm. And vice versa, a flared bottom – fitted top.

What form of jeans you need to pay attention to:

  • Flared jeans from knee or hip-length (perfect for elongating if you are petite)
  • High-waist jeans
  • Classic (no embellishment, no holes, applique, flowers, etc.)
  • Skinny if your legs are fit

Avoid Funny patterns like Mickey Mouse images on T-shirts unless you are 7 years old.

Be Careful with light-colored pants: white, beige, and bright colors like yellow, etc. You might want to think about an elongated cardigan or a tunica, preferably with a waistline emphasize.

Blazer for Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangle Body Shape
Rectangle Body Shape

Now, you will want to seal the look with a thing that defines your attitude but still shows some style. It’s always a blazer for me, plus, it’s perfect for work and fits great instead of a jacket during colder times. For a capsule wardrobe – it’s an absolute must!

Let me remind you, a deep V-neck will do you good by adding enough space in the decolletage area, which will elongate your body structure.

KIMONO is a must have for a your body type

apple body shape
Rectangle body shape

Are you wondering why Kimono would be the perfect choice for you? I will tell you that it’s not only for your body type but also for all women out there! It’s the universal piece of a garment I can find. It’s suitable for those that do not like getting too formal. This is a perfect choice for getting something that will even out your upper body and bottom, emphasize your waistline, and even stress upon your neckline!

Look at this selection:

You can wear it alone, with your favorite jeans, a dress, leggings, and shorts. It can serve as a perfect substitution for a dress or a summer coat. It is the most feminine clothing that exists, and I am just in love with it!

A Dress for a Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangle body shape

Look at this beautiful selection:

You will say that you already know that a little black dress is a must for every woman in the world. I will say that it’s not completely accurate! For example, I have a black dress, and guess how many times I actually wore it. Right, 0 times! Why? Because black doesn’t compliment my skin tone and body shape as much as other colors do!

There are other darker shades if you do not want to wear black. And this is why I remind you to take a closer look at your skin tone and figure out whether you are a warm tone skinned or a cold one.

For instance, I have warm blond hair, green eyes, and skin tans easily with a yellow skin undertone. So I am a “warm” type. I can wear a green emerald, burgundy, blue sea, light beige colors as basic.

A Helpful tip about Warm and Cold Skin Undertone.

I have great information for you if you’d like to find out your skin type and colors that suit you.

When it comes to the type of dress I always recommend:

  • Flared with a well-defined waist
  • A-line styles would look fantastic on your body type, which goes for skirts and coats too.
  • Maxi styles will definitely bring more flair and feminine taste to your shape. If you feel like you can wear fitted styles – feel free to stress on your bottom. That would be a great idea to try something from the beige color range.

A skirt for a Rectangle Body Shape

A skirt is not necessarily a must if you are a “pants” girl. But I’d give it a go if you want to feel more feminine. I’d recommend:

Look at this selection over here:

  1. Flared silhouettes
  2. A-line
  3. Pencil skirt if you need not hide your bottom, or you are going to wear an elongated blazer, tunica, kimono that will conceal the rear.

Shoes for a perfect Capsule Wardrobe

When it comes to capsule wardrobe shoes, you must know that it all depends on the lifestyle you choose. If you are a sporty girl, do not invest in expensive Louboutins just because a stylist said so; take a look at something you may actually use. And vice versa, if you wear heels daily, maybe Balenciaga sneakers are not your best option for investment.

Look at this perfect selection:

What kind of should always serve good to any woman in the world are these high-quality real leather shoes:

  1. Kitten heel in beige and black colors
  2. Loafers in Black and Silver
  3. Sneakers up to your preference

Avoid trendy “ugly” shoes like Balenciaga, Combat Shoes, funny prints, synthetic materials.

Bag for a Capsule wardrobe of a Rectangle Body Shape

When it comes to a bag, of course, one cannot measure it for body shape. Obviously, it’s all as per personal preference. Just do not forget about your perfect capsule wardrobe and think whether it’s a good idea to spend money on something you are not sure about. I mean something that requires substantial spending on luxury.

I always recommend trying out fist the model that is a look-alike and then decide whether you really want it. I have many designer dupes of excellent quality that you might be willing to try out for that occasion.








Iryna Fedorchak

Hello, I am Iryna. A creative Ukrainian soul living in Lisbon, Portugal. I know fashion, I speak beauty and I know what lifestyle suits you the best. Here I will show you how fashion manifestation looks like as well as I want it to be an inspiring space for women of all religions and heritage. I hope I can help and advise you about your fashion preferences. Let's do fashion together! I love to create and re-create looks showcasing the life of European Bohemia in Portugal, researching Dos' and Donts' of the beauty realm, throwing my philosophy like confetti.