Unlock Your Style: Best Dresses for Rectangle-Shaped Bodies

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Dressing for your body type is an essential aspect of personal style. Understanding and embracing your beautiful body shape can help you make informed choices about the dresses that flatter your figure. By highlighting your best features and creating balance, you can enhance your overall look and feel more confident in your appearance.

One common body type is the Rectangle shape. If you ever wondered if you fall into this category, we’re here to help! In this blog post, we will guide you through the key characteristics of this shape and help you find dresses that will make you look and feel fabulous.

To identify your body type, you need to take four measurements: shoulders, bust, waist, and hips. These measurements will help you determine the shape of your frame. 

Here are some helpful tips on taking body measurements:

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  • Keep a relaxed posture with your feet together. Stand up straight but not rigid, and don't suck your stomach. Breathe normally.
  • The measuring tape should comfortably fit the body. Be careful not to make it too tight.
  • Make sure the measuring tape is level when taking measurements (sometimes the tape slips off at certain spots). Try to measure yourself in front of a mirror.
  • Because measuring some parts of yourself is difficult, have a friend help you.

1. Shoulders

Wrap the tape around the tip of one shoulder and then take it to the other side until the end meets the tip of the same shoulder.

2. Bust

Measure under your arms and around the fullest part of your bust. Measure over a bra, as this will give an accurate measurement.

3. Waist

Measure around the narrowest part of your torso, above the belly button, and below the rib cage.

4. Hips

Stand with your feet together and wrap the tape around the widest part of your hips and butt. Measure over underwear for a more accurate measurement.

You are an Rectangle body type if:

  • You are not particularly curvy; your frame is the same size up and down through the top and bottom half of your body
  • Your shoulders, bust, and hip measurements are nearly the same
  • You do not have obviously defined curves at the waist
  • Your weight is fairly evenly distributed throughout your body

The Rectangle body means you have similar bust, waist, and hip measurements. The overall silhouette appears straight and lacks prominent curves. The best dresses for this beautiful shape create curves and definition and accentuate your gorgeous legs.


plus-size wrap dress for rectangle body shape

This versatile dress style features a wrap-around design that cinches at the waist, creating a more defined shape.


plus-size fit & flare dress for rectangle body shape

Cinching at the waist defines your waistline, creating the illusion of curves.


plus-size shift dress for rectangle body shape

Falls effortlessly over your body and draws attention to your legs. While this dress may not create the illusion of curves, it reflects the body shape of the Rectangle body, so it looks lovely on this figure.

Looking for oh-so-flattering plus-size dresses for your beautiful Rectangle figure? Shop baker miller now:

Not a Rectangle body shape? Check out our guide to determine your body type:

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