Also known as athletic, rectangle, straight-up-and-down shape or the ruler, you’re considered to have this body shape if: You have no real discernible curves to your body, straight hips, small breasts, longer legs, flatter bottom.
However you’ve probably got a truly enviable waistline and lovely, long limbs made for showing off
Getting clothes to fit properly can be tough despite even proportions.
How To Make It Work
Soft, A-line skirts are most flattering on your hips-they’ll add that gentle flare you need.
Keep jackets and shirts as fitted as possible and look for angular cuts and detailing that will give you the illusion of curves.
This is one of the luckiest shapes in the spectrum in that you can wear just about any cut of pants-but steer clear of high waists as they can make a flat bum appear even flatter!
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Really low necklines- A low neck can be great in small doses, too low however can over emphasise a small bust. A more open neckline with detailing can be more flattering.
Boxy, wide jackets-they will only look like you’re trying to hide what you’ve been blessed with!
Drop waisted dresses, jackets and coats-they will only emphasise your straight-up-and-down shape.
Take Your Style Cues (and miscues) From:
Clearly Cam favours this kind of outfit-and it is a great outfit! But the difference is obvious in the fit-the red blazer is too boxy and is too long, hiding her shape which makes her look dowdy. The shorter pale blue blazer nips in at the waist and finishes on her hips-creating that womanly curve and those shorts and wedges just make me green with envy over those long legs!
You can see in the left photo that the dress does nothing for Halle because we can’t see her slim torso-one of the best physical assets of a column shape! On the right she’s showing off aforementioned slim torso in a casual top and bootleg jeans that balance her out.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.