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Best jeans for rectangle Body Shape

Those with a slim rectangle body shape (ruler body shape) can wear a wide range of the types of jeans for women with ease. This body type has fewer issues navigating the vagaries of fashion. From high-waist to low-rise jeans, from flare or straight cut to skinny silhouettes, those with a slimmer body type usually do not struggle with jean fit issues. But there are a few tips that can flatter a slimmer figure and add curves. If you have a wide rectangle body type (brick body type) there are style tips that can add curves and elongate your figure.

rectangle shaped body type

  • The shoulders and  hips are about equal width.
  • A less defined waist, small or average bust size and a flatter bottom
  • Also referred to as a ruler shape, can be “boyish” in that this figure is slim and isn’t curvy.
  • This body type can  also be more “brick”-like in proportions –  broader than the ruler and with heavier legs.

 

style tips for the Rectangle Body Shape

Good Fit

Slim fit jeans with a  straight waistband work well for rectangle/ruler figures. A curved or contoured waistband allows gapping  at the waist and jeans designed for curvier figures can be baggy in the seat.

 

straight and contoured waistbands
straight and contoured waistband pattern pieces

 

Levis 525 Perfect Waist straight waistband jeans - back view
Levis 525 Perfect Waist straight waistband jeans – back view
Levis 525 Perfect Waist straight waistband jeans - back view
Levis 525 Perfect Waist straight waistband jeans – back view

 

 

For those with a flatter tush, fading on the seat of jeans and curved yokes will make you seem curvier. Jeans back pocket design can also make you bottom appear rounder. Flap back pockets, back pockets that are embellished and back pockets with added details such as stitching will add volume to your backside and make you seem curvier.

 

jeans with flap back pockets for a rectangle body shape
jeans with flap back pockets
jeans with extreme fading on the seat and flap back pockets
jeans with extreme fading on the seat and flap back pockets

 

jeans with fading on the seat
jeans with fading on the seat
jeans with fading and stitching on the seat
jeans with fading and stitching on the seat

 

 

For a Brick Shape

Create Curves

If you have a rectangular but heavier, brick shape, tapered or tight fitting jeans can make you appear top-heavy. If you want to appear curvier, steer clear of jeans that fall too high on your waist because this will  emphasize a boxier shape.

Straight leg jeans or jeans with a slight flare (such as bootcut jeans)  are better choices

dark wash straight leg jeans
dark wash straight leg jeans
dark wash bootcut jeans
dark wash bootcut jeans
Elongate your frame

To make you appear longer and leaner, pair dark wash jeans with heels or wedge shoes. If the shoes are flesh toned or if the heels are the same color as the jeans and the hem of the jeans covers most of the shoes, the elongation is especially effective.

Slim, Boyish Figure

If you have a rectangular, boyish figure, a jean that flares below the knee can make you seem curvier.

 

jeans with flared leg below the knee for a rectangle shaped body
jeans with flared leg below the knee

For those with slender legs, whiskering or fading on the front thigh of jeans (and fading on the seat of jeans) can add the illusion of curves.

jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs
jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs
jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs - side view
jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs – side view

 

Low-rise jeans that sit on the hip and have a wide waistband can make your narrow hips appear wider and therefore curvier. A wide belt worn at  hip level will also emphasize your hips and make you look curvier.

low rise flare jeans with a wide waistband for a rectangle body shape
low rise flare jeans with a wide waistband
low rise trouser jeans with a wide waistband
low rise trouser jeans with a wide waistband

 

low rise slim leg jeans with a wide waistband
low rise slim leg jeans with a wide waistband

 

wide belt worn at the hip with jeans
wide belt worn at the hip with jeans