Tips and advice on what to wear for rectangle, column, pencil shapes

If your hips are in proportion to your shoulders and you don't have a defined waist, technically your body goes straight up and down (referred in the industry to rectangle, column or pencil shape). For you it's all about creating curves and shapely definition as well as the illusion of a waist. Here’s a very quick fashion check list to show you how:

1. Tailoring sculpts definition into your shape, so pieces like a fitted shift dress and a single breasted tuxedo blazer to cinch in that waist are key styles for you. 

2. Skinny jeans will boost those curves, but a classic bootcut is always a figure-flattering favourite. A straight cut trouser is a key wardrobe staple. 

3. If you're keeping it tailored and fitted with trousers and skirts you can go for a pussybow blouse to add flattering volume up top. Or keep it sleek and chic with a fitted high neck jumper or one of the new season's shape accentuating peplum tops.

4. Belts are the perfect waist-cinchers!

These are just the tip of our style advice iceberg for your body shape. For more “what to wear” solutions, finding your true body shape (no fruits in sight!) and to get your free style guide go to Dressipi.