How to know if you have a Rectangle Body Shape?
If your body shape looks similar to this, you are a rectangle body type
- 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
Related: This class on body shape capsule wardrobe will help you understand your proportions much better and choose the best clothes as per your body’s geometry.
I have a long explanation of the 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.
Rectangle Body Shape: Capsule Wardrobe – What is it?
A capsule wardrobe is a set of basic clothes that suit any other pieces you have.
Whenever you have no time – you need to have a “capsule wardrobe” that always looks good.
This capsule wardrobe will be your “saver” at any time and situation in life.
The capsule wardrobe is suitable for:
- Office/Work outfit
- Casual outfit
- Going Shopping outfit
- Night Out outfit
- Birthday/Party Outfit
Can you imagine that all these outfits can be pieces of one capsule wardrobe that do not need to be huge and take up all 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
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!
Remember that 100% cotton, mulberry silk, and linen are the best choices 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 to work primarily 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 toward creating an hourglass figure, putting stress upon the waist. I’d suggest a belt, accessories, and 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, choose only 1 (preferably for the top). One piece of the garment must be bright, and the other from a peaceful (pastel) color shade.
Jeans For A Rectangle Body Shape
Your capsule needs to have at least one pair of the best possible pants you can think of.
These jeans suit any occasion, even if you have a wedding (I’m kidding).
Those jeans need to be your 1st choice!
ALWAYS REMEMBER: The bottom must be fitted and calm if you make your top loose and flared.
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 seven 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 emphasis.
Blazer for 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; it’s perfect for work and fits excellent 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 your body type
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, and 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 your neckline!
You can wear it alone, with your favorite jeans, a dress, leggings, and shorts. It can be a perfect substitution for a dress or a summer coat.
It is the most feminine clothing, and I am just in love with it!
A Dress For A Rectangle Body Shape
You will say that you already know that a little black dress is a must for every woman worldwide. I will say that it’s not entirely accurate!
For example, I have a black dress and guess how many times I 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 warm tone skinned or cold.
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, or light beige colors as basic.
A Helpful tip about Warm and Cold Skin Undertone.
I have great information for you if you want to find 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 also goes for skirts and coats.
- Maxi styles will 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:
- Flared silhouettes
- Pencil skirt if you need not hide your bottom, or you will wear an elongated blazer, tunica, or 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 use.
And vice versa, if you wear heels daily, maybe Balenciaga sneakers are not your best option for investment.
What kind of should always serve good to any woman in the world are these high-quality authentic leather shoes:
- Kitten heel in beige and black colors
- Loafers in Black and Silver
- Sneakers up to your preference
Avoid trendy “ugly” shoes like Balenciaga, Combat Shoes, funny prints, and synthetic materials.
Bag A Rectangle Body Shape
When it comes to a bag, of course, one cannot measure it for body shape, and it’s all as per personal preference.
Just do not forget about your perfect capsule wardrobe and consider whether it’s a good idea to spend money on something you are unsure about.
I mean something that requires substantial spending on luxury.
I recommend trying out the model made of genuine leather like DKNY or Michael Kors. See if you like it!