Petite Celeb Style- Rectangle Body Shape

Petite people are those who are under 5’4. Often referred to as short people, petite people find it a challenge to find flattering clothes. Most clothes available in the market drown petites. However, the trick is in knowing what to buy and how to style. Let us take a look at the Hollywood actress, Reese Witherspoon’s petite street style.  For reference, she is a below under 5’2 and has a rectangle body shape. Rectangle body shape usually means that there is no defined waist and the hip and shoulders are similar in width. Please refer to this picture:


Reese Witherspoon is a 40 plus actress with a colourful and girly style. In the picture below, she is wearing a shirt dress which ends at the right place above the knee which visually elongates her legs. I also love how she has dressed up the casual outfit with the leopard print shoes. Kudos to her/ her stylist.

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 The red monochrome outfit visibly elongates her frame by not dividing or fragmenting her. Monochromes are a great way to appear taller and the southern belle has used the technique to her advantage.

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In this casual attire, the mid-rise jeans adds to her length and the flare at the bottom adds dimension to her rectangle shape.

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This look below of Witherspoon has not impressed me as much as because of the cap sleeves. As a stylist, I feel glass sleeves or fitted longer sleeves would have balanced her shoulder vis-à-vis her hips and given the appearance of a more feminine silhouette. What do you think?

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The fit and flare is, in my opinion, one of the most flattering outlines for a petite rectangle shape. Fit and flare structure graphically narrows the waist by adding flare to the bottom, thereby creating a polished and feminine look. Here, the red fit and flare dress is minimising the waist and creating a more hourglass shape for the 40 plus actress.

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What do you think of this her street style? Which style of hers would you most likely wear yourself. Let me know in the comments below.

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