Rhubarb Body Shape

Rhubarb Body Shape
  • Hips and bust are balanced
  • Undefined waist
  • Tend to gain weight on your torso first and then your upper thighs andarms.

Dressing the Rhubarb Shape:

If your body is fairly ‘straight’, your biggest problem may be creating curves;
but you can do it by choosing the right clothes and accessories. The key is to proportionally dress the top and bottom of your body, while enhancing your waist. Create a waist by adding a wide, dark belt. However, to create a more curvaceous effect add volume (or the illusion of volume) proportionally to your upper and lower body by mixing and matching suggested separates.

Clothes to Look out for

Tops: Look for tops that will add curves to your upper half and create a more defined waist:

  • Tops with nipped or belted waists
  • Off the shoulder, boat-neck tops, wide V or scoop necks
  • Structured shoulders, princess or flutter sleeves
  • Embellishments around the bust and shoulders
  • Tailored shirts and jackets
  • Tops that are full, rushed or flowing around the bust
  • Layering – different styles and fabrics can add interest and help to create a more defined shape

Bottoms: Look for bottoms that add curves to your lower half while creating an hourglass effect:

  • Bootcut and flared trousers and jeans to create shape
  • Go for details such as embellished pockets
  • Full, tiered or bubble skirts
  • Can get away with skinny jeans and leggings
  • Mid to low-rise waists with wide waistbands


  • Baggy trousers – these can end up looking shapeless
  • High neck tops
  • Loose fitting clothes – these only hide potential curves
  • Straight skirts and trousers – these lend shapelessness
  • Plunging or low cut necklines unless you’ve got something to support them!