Dress for Your Shape: Rectangle

26 Jun
Dress for Your Shape: Rectangle

You, my rectangular friend, can wear outfits that other women wouldn’t dare! Why? Because of your straight shape, you can use clothes to bend and mold you into  any shape you please. You can confidently sport pants and skirts that add volume to your lower half, you can wear fun and vibrant shapes without the fear of adding unflattering bulk. I love pants with a lot of material at the top (ala MC Hammer), however, it was not meant for me—it doesn’t work for my shape. I’ll just have to live vicariously through you. ;)

Your body-double: CLAUDETTE “C.P.” PETERS

Claudette Peters: Antigua's Soca Goddess







Okay, ladies, we have come to the end of this journey! Hopefully, you have learned something about your shape and some styles that will work well for you. Remember that although these are the four most common shapes, there are many. I’ve seen explanations for at least a dozen–which would be expected.

The point of this whole series is to show you how much you can do with exactly what you have. Of course many of us would like to change some things–tighten the butt, lose the gut—but your “natural” shape can never change. I challenge you to experiment with clothes, find your own identity. How you look and present yourself is certainly a reflection of you. You tell the world a story without opening your mouth with your clothing.


2 Responses to “Dress for Your Shape: Rectangle”

  1. Natasha June 26, 2011 at 10:39 pm #

    I want the whole outfit in the picture frame from head to toe!!!!!

  2. Eternally Summer June 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Me too! Even though it may not suit my shape, I’m going after those pants!!!

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