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How To Dress The Men Rectangle Body

Characteristics of the Rectangle body

The rectangle body is one of the most common body types for men. Men with the rectangle body are typically tall and thin, with a straight frame. You have a rectangle body if your shoulders, waist, and hips are of similar width. With this body shape, you can try out a variety of styles.

Celebrities with the Rectangle body

  • David Beckham

  • Harry Shum Jr.

  • Ashton Kutcher

  • Harry Styles

  • Gong Yoo

How to style the rectangle body

When working with a straighter frame, you may find yourself looking boxy in some outfits. So, the key for the rectangle body is to add more structure and bulk to your upper body. Opt for styles that broaden your shoulder and bottoms that taper down for more dimension.

Tops and Necklines

Since the goal is to subtly enhance your upper body, you should create more definition and width to your shoulders. There are a couple ways to achieve this. For example, you can add a nice structured blazer or jacket over your outfit and pair it with darker pants to create the illusion of a more trapezoid shape. Layering is key for your body type, so invest in good jackets or cardigans to add volume to your top. Colours and prints are also a good idea to enhance your upper body such as horizontal stripes and pops of colours. For suits, single-breasted styles are flattering for you as it emphasises the width of your shoulders.

Pants and Jeans

When choosing your pants, you will want to go for more narrow leg hem styles. So slim-cut and tapered pants or even pants that are cuffed in the hem are your best choices as they create contrast in width from the upper body. Steer clear of pants that give you a bulkier look on your legs and adds weight such as flared and relaxed fit pants, this can make your hips appear broader than your shoulders.


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