Hi guys, it’s Melissa from Just Ask Melissa.
I am doing a series about the four common body shapes, Apple, Pear, Hourglass, and Rectangle. This video will be all about the rectangular-shaped body. I researched some styles that look best for this body type. If you appreciate my content please subscribe, like, comment and share, because it will help me to bring you quality as well as entertaining videos. Thank you.
The first step is to make sure you have a rectangular-shaped body. Are your shoulders, waistline, and hips around the same size? Do you have an average or small bustline? Does your body lack curves? Then most likely you have a rectangular-shaped body.
Rectangular shaped bodies usually have athletic features, and great looking legs; so, let’s show off the assets you have by choosing styles that look best on your body shape. Here are some celebrities that have rectangular-shaped bodies in a variety of ages, and heights. Let’s look from short to tall.
Anna Kendrick is 5’2” and chooses great styles that flatter her shape. Tucked in tops with a fitted jacket falling on the waist, or sporting a belt creates the illusion of a waistline and curves.
The rectangular shape body doesn’t have natural curves, so create curves by choosing styles that accentuate your waist. Anna does a great job choosing styles that give the illusion of curves.
Jennifer Aniston is 5’4” and chooses styles that give the illusion of curves by tucking in her tops, wearing belts around her waist, and choosing fitted jackets that fall at her waistline.
Cameron Diaz is 5’8 ½”, has fabulous legs, and has no problem showing them off; yet she knows how to create the illusion of curves with the styles she chooses.
Last, we have Taylor Swift standing at 5’11”; from left to right she chooses a belted jumpsuit, a fitted tucked top with midrise shorts, and a crop top with a flared short skirt that falls on her waist to create the illusion of curves.
We don’t always choose the best styles that flatter our bodies, and celebrities are no exception. Let’s see which styles get a thumbs up or an X worn on rectangular-shaped celebrities.
Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, and Taylor Swift have great style. Which looks get a thumbs up or X for this body shape?
Anna Kendrick is wearing a similar dress. Both dresses define her waistline and show off her great legs, but the dress on the left does not offer any shape to her bustline. These dresses add curves to her body type, can you pick out which overcoat adds no curves? If you chose the one to the far left, you are correct. Picking the right overcoat is just as important to maintain the illusion of curves.
Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston are wearing similar dresses, but Jennifer wore it better for this body type. Notice how Jennifer’s dress gives shape to her waistline, whereas, Cameron’s does not.
Cameron and Jennifer are wearing similar styles, but again Jennifer wore it better. As I mentioned earlier choosing the correct topcoat or layer is important to maintain the illusion of curves.
Cameron did it right here by wearing a short-layered sweater or jacket over a long top to give the illusion of a waistline.
Taylor Swift is wearing similar dress jackets, but the one on the left brings attention to her rectangular shape which adds no illusion of curves.
Taylor Swift does a great job choosing styles that compliment her rectangular-shape body and it was tough finding styles that she did wrong. Flared, and pencil skirts with a crop top or fitted tucked top give the illusion of hips, and waistline. A short-fitted coat or a collard midlength coat left open keeps the look of curves consistent. I have to admit that this body type has great looking legs. If this is your body type, don’t be afraid to show them off.
That’s it for today.
This body type has great looking legs. If this is your body type, don’t be afraid to show them off.