Are you a RECTANGLE BODY SHAPE? Do you have a STRAIGHT BODY line? Then you're the perfect clothes horse! Most models have this body shape!
Your shoulders and hips are roughly the same width. Whether you are a size 8 or size 28 you still have a STRAIGHT BODY.
If you're slender you probably have a small bust, little waist definition and a flat bottom.
But lucky you, even if you carry a little extra weight around your midriff you can retain a more slender appearance than your curvy friends. Slim hips and great legs are your big bonus.
If this is the nearest body shape to your own, then check out how easy and LOGICAL it is to choose the most complementary shapes to flatter your figure.
Maximize your elegant frame
Your rectangular body shape does not lend itself easily to curves and frills - this would be the epitome of a round tablecloth on a square table.
You have a strong body structure with angles and straight lines - not curves. Just imagine trying to fit the lithe frame of Nicole Kidman into fluffy ruffles.
It's often said that the perfect figure is the Hourglass and this is the shape we should aspire to create. What a load of TOTAL RUBBISH!
Although you might not have been aware of your angular body structure you've probably always been drawn to clothes with straight lines. If it feels good to create a softer outline then that's fine too, but you'll never create an Hourglass out of a Rectangle.
However, if you want to slightly soften your straight body frame then you can...
If you want to soften the rectangle body shape there are ways to do it.
you're a Rectangle body shape and also a Petite Lady, check out some styling tips so you can maximise every inch.
Although you now understand the basics of fitting your RECTANGLE body shape perhaps, like many of us, you may have other annoying problems when you're trying to find something to fit.
We've all got the odd 'figure challenge' - perhaps it's sloping shoulders, a hollow back, a bust that's too big or too small. It's easy to accetuate your good points and eliminate or disguise any problem areas once you know what to look for and what to avoid!
Good fit is everything - it can make a modest outfit look a million dollars!
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