Shop your rectangle Shape. The rectangular body has similar bust, waist and hip measurements. The key to this shape is creating distinct top and bottom halves using separates. Tops that are fitted at the waist will give the illusion of a smaller waistline. Wearing items that tie allows you to create different shapes on a rectangle and can draw the eye to emphasize your favorite features. Flowy bottoms that are fitted at the waist create balance as well. Use color and pattern to help divide the body into two segments. The top segment should equal 1/3 of the overall length and the bottom component should be the remaining 2/3 so adjust your waist line accordingly.