Dressing Tips for Women with Rectangle Body Type

Rectangle body shape women have equal bust and hips with slightly smaller waist. They have lack of curves so to look good and perfect, rectangle body shaped women must choose apparels which compliment their body type. The styling aim is to add volume to create some curves via clothes. If you fall in this category, follow the simple styling tips given below to look gorgeous and appealing everyday in ethnic wear like salwar suit, saree and lehenga.


1. Salwar Kameez & Kurti for Rectangle body Shaped Women

What to wear

Layered, empire-waist or jacket style and long anarkali with lots of kalis & huge Ghera to add volume and create some curves. You can also go for sleeveless anarkali suits to show off your beautiful arms

best match anarkali dress for  rectangle body shape

Frock style short kurti and kurti with flare or empire-waist for creating an illusion of curves

kurti to wear for women with straight body

Heavily embroidered kurti or apple shape kurti with Patiala salwar or salwar to add volume to the hips

best salwar kameez for rectangle body shape

Wear belted kurti with printed leggings

belted kurti for wear with printed leggings

Neckline such as collar, turtle/high neck, scoop, sweetheart and V neck

 best suited salwar kameez necklines for straight body type

What to avoid

A-line or straight salwar kameez or kurtis

 A-line salwar kameez and kurti  to avoid if you have rectangle body shape

Very loose and very tight fitting clothing that shows no curves or highlight your body type respectively

Tight churidar as it makes your legs look thinner

2. Tips to select perfect Saree for Rectangle body shape

What to wear

Saree made from fabric like cotton, brocade, tissue and organza to add volume to your slim body type

 best saree fabric for women with straight body shape

Heavily embellished or embroidered saree/lehenga style saree

 best saree that flatter rectangle body

Wear big and bold print saree with deep neck blouse to prevent rectangular look. If you are petite, then go for small prints and thin border

 suitable saree for women blessed with rectangle body

Necklines like turtle, v-neck, boat, scoop, sweetheart & halter neck as well as tube and corset blouse

 saree necklines that suit rectangle body

3. Select Right Lehenga for Rectangle body Shaped women

What to wear

Straight cut, fish cut and full-ghera lehenga to look heavier

 perfect lehenga for rectangle body shaped women

Small choli that ends at bust line or peplum choli

 choli to wear with lehenga for rectangle shaped women
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Necklines are same as mentioned in saree

What to avoid

A-line lehenga

 A-line lehenga to avoid if you are rectangle shaped

4. Accessories for Rectangle Type Figure

Handbags like box clutch, Satchel and hobo handbags

 best match handbags for rectangle body

Big earrings with statement or chunky necklace (V shaped) to bring attention upward

 best jewelry for women with straight body type

Kamarband with sarees and lehengas

 Kamarband to flaunt waist

Layered bracelet, wide cuffs or bangles

 accessories for rectangle shaped women

5. Shoes for Rectangle body shaped women

Pump, strappy heels, ballet flats, flat peep toe shoes or with high to medium heels

 best shoes for women with rectangle body
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Florina Thomas

Florina Thomas is a style enthusiast who wants to help people dress perfectly so that they can look their best. She loves to write about trending fashion, entertainment and health. She is working as a professional content writer for 10 years. She is working with Looksgud's editorial team for the most prominent future.

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