Dress for your figure: Rectangle body shape
If your shoulders, waist and hips are pretty much in line, with basically the same bust and hip measurement, then you’re a ravishing rectangle body shape with little waist definition and often a small bust.
If that sounds familiar then the following are your go-to silhouettes:
These styles will flatter your figure by creating curves and accentuating your waistline. Styles with a corseted lace-up back will also work wonders. Look for corset-style tops that end in a V shape or a low rounded edge, which will look fabulous teamed with an A-line or ball gown skirt. Steer clear of drop-waisted dresses, sheaths and clingy styles, which will accentuate your lack of curves.
Here’s our stunning selection for straight up (and down) brides…
Go with the flow
Create an hourglass shape with a style that nips in at the waist and flows gracefully out into a floor-length skirt. This sophisticated mermaid dress does just that with rich, luxurious crepe embellished with delicate lace appliqués.
Clean and simple chic
The clever ruching and lace-up back of this dress will also give rectangle figures a wonderful waistline. Remember, for that stunning strapless style, you'll need a good strapless bra underneath. The perfect touch of sparkle on the hip is just an added bonus!
Super smart design
Finally, our fabulous new Leona dress by Anna Sorrano is a dream for rectangle body shapes. A stylish fitted silhouette, the clever illusion side panels will create a waist you never knew you had. Then turn round and the stunning illusion back, with sparkling lace appliqué, is the icing on the (wedding) cake!