Dress for your shape: Rectangle

Thursday, May 15, 2014 /

Female Rectangle


The second most common female body shape. Your hips, bust and waist are a similar size and you have proportionately slender legs and arms.


To create balance by emphasising your shoulders or defining your waist.

Great pieces

Gorman Under Lock Key Jacket $299.00Witchery Contrast Waist Pant $99.95


L – R: Gorman Under Lock Key Jacket $299.00, Witchery Contrast Waist Pant $99.95

Saba Erika Biker Jacket $475.30Marcs Sunray Pleat Midi Skirt $189.00

L – R: Saba Erika Biker Jacket $475.30, Marcs Sunray Pleat Midi Skirt $189.00

Country Road Wedge Dress $149.00 Country Road Vintage Spot Top $129.00

L – R: Country Road Wedge Dress $149.00, Country Road Vintage Spot Top $129.00


Look for:

  • Straight or wrap dresses
  • Straight, boxy or semi fitted jackets
  • Straight pants
  • A-line skirts
  • Tops and blouses in soft fluid fabrics



  • Very fitted or clingy pieces


Great places to shop

  • Country Road
  • Trenery
  • French Connection
  • Saba
  • Sussan
  • Seed
  • Gorman
  • Veronika Maine
  • Forever New
  • Forcast
  • Melia Purdie
  • Camilla & Marc
  • Sass & Bide
  • Megan Park
  • Trelise Cooper



One Response to “Dress for your shape: Rectangle”

  1. Catherine says:

    Hi Fiona, I don’t think you’ve done the top-heavy triangle shape? I never seem to see this in descriptions of body shapes and how to dress for it. Any suggestions? I know I’m not alone in having slim hips and waist but well-endowed on top and clothes can easily make me look big all over and frumpy. It’s also nearly impossible to buy dresses because they are either too tight on top or too big around the hips.

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