Rectangle-shaped bodies, also known as straight or rectangular bodies, have a similar width at the bust, waist, and hips, with little definition at the waist. To flatter this body shape, it is recommended to choose dresses that create the illusion of curves and add definition to the waist. Some dress styles that may be suitable for rectangle-shaped bodies include the following:
- Fit and flare dresses: Fit and flare dresses have a fitted bodice and a flared skirt that creates the illusion of curves and adds volume to the lower body.
- Peplum dresses: Peplum dresses have a ruffled or flared detail at the waist that creates the appearance of hips and adds definition to the waist.
- Wrap dresses: Wrap dresses have an adjustable waistline that can be cinched to create the illusion of a waist and add shape to the silhouette.
- Halter neck dresses: Halter neck dresses draw attention to the bust and shoulders, creating the illusion of a wider upper body and a defined waist.
It is also important to consider the fabric and print of the dress. Choosing a dress with a waistband, belt, or other details at the waist can create the illusion of a defined waistline. Avoid dresses with a boxy or shapeless silhouette, as these can make the body appear rectangular and undefined.