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Dress to Flatter Your Rectangle Shaped Figure

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The Rectangle Shaped Figure Type
Dress to Flatter Your Rectangle Shaped Figure

Kristi Yamaguchi at JCPenny Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles, April 23, 2008

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If you have a rectangle shaped figure, you have a balanced figure type, just as women who have an hourglass figure do. If you're both a tiny size and have a rectangle shaped figure, other women would have wanted to have your figure type had you lived in the 1920s or 1960s when boyish figures and straight dresses were all the rage. Although your shape was considered ideal in other eras, fashion's darling right at the moment is the hourglass shaped figure.

Rectangle figures can be any size; it's the shape that determines the rectangle figure type. Women who have rectangle shaped figures don't have a defined waistline, but they do have an equally balanced top and bottom.

Petite women who have rectangle figure types have more of a challenge in dressing because they are short. So if you're a petite women who has an rectangle figure, you'll want to combine flattering styles for your figure types and also dress to look longer and leaner.

Celebrities with rectangle shaped figures include:

  • Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur

In the example above, Kristi Yamaguchi wears a long pink gown with a diagonal stripe that helps create the illusion of more shape. The dress also features a side slit to show off Kristi's toned legs. Also Kristi maintains her already balanced shape with this gown, which doesn't over-emphasize either bust or hips.

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