How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

The Kibbe Body Types are a series of 13 body types, which are broken down into 5 families: romantics, classics, dramatics, naturals, and gamines. If you want to learn more about these types, check out my post An Overview of the Kibbe Body Types.

What I like about the Kibbe body types is that the clothing, makeup, and hair suggestions for each type aren’t trying to ‘correct’ things like in other body typing systems. Instead the suggestions are lines and silhouettes that coordinate with your body.

If you’re interested in this system, this post is a small test that will let you figure out your Kibbe body type. This test is largely based off of the one from Kibbe’s book Metamorphosis, but I have made a couple of changes for clarity’s sake.

To start, you need to be able to analyze your own body. If possible, take a picture of yourself in a swimsuit or underwear, and make sure that you’re standing straight, and that the camera is neither too high nor too low (around chest-level works well).

If you’re not comfortable taking a picture of yourself, then you can use a mirror for this test. I slightly prefer a mirror myself, since sometimes a camera’s lens can cause distortion, and it can be difficult to take a picture of oneself without anyone else helping.

Now that you’ve seen your body, it’s time to start the test.

Make sure you have a piece of paper where you can write down your answers to each question. Also, please make sure that you write down which section each answer is for! Even better is if you can write down which question each answer is for, but I understand if you’re not comfortable doing that.

For example, something like this will work well:
Bone Structure: 3B 1A
Flesh: 4D 1B
Facial Features: 2D 2E 2B

Instead of this:
1A 6B 6D 2E

That way, if you need help figuring out what your body type is, I can help you more easily. It will also help you figure things out if you’re confused between two or more body types.

Also, please choose the answer that best describes your body. Our bodies are more on a spectrum than in discreet shapes, so not every answer will fit perfectly, especially if you’re young and your body is still changing.

First we’ll start with the overall bone structure.

Overall Bone Structure.

1. How long is your vertical line?

Another way to ask is this, is how tall do you look? If you have a small head compared to your shoulders, you will look taller. If you have a large head compared to your shoulders, you will look shorter.

My vertical line is:

A) Long (I look taller than I actually am)
B) Moderately long (I look like I’m slightly taller than I actually am, but not by very much)
C) Moderate (I look to be my actual height)
D) Smallish (I look slightly shorter than my actual height)
E) Petite (I look shorter than I actually am)

2. What’s the shape of your shoulders?

Be careful about your posture when answering this question, as slouching can change the silhouette of your shoulders.

My shoulders are:

A) Sharp, narrow
B) Blunt, broad
C) Moderate, even
D) Sloped, tapered (can be a bit sharp, but still sloped)
E) Sloped, rounded

3. How long do your arms and legs look in comparison to your body?

This is in proportion to your body, specifically your torso. Even if you’re short, you can still have long legs or arms compared to your torso, and vice versa. If you’re not sure how to check this, just put your arms to the sides of your body, and see how far down your thigh your fingertips end.

Answer C will end at about the halfway length of your thighs, so if you have shorter arms, you’re answer E or D, if you have longer arms, you’re answer A or B.

Make sure to relax your arms while doing this, as stretching them out will make them seem longer than they are.

My arms and legs are:

A) Elongated, narrow
B) Elongated, broad
C) Moderate, even in proportion to my height and torso
D) Small, slightly short
E) Small, very short in proportion to my height and torso

4. What are the size and shape of your hands and feet in comparison to the rest of your body?

My hands and feet are:

A) Long, narrow
B) Large, broad
C) Moderate, neither very large nor very small
D) Small, narrow, delicate
E) Small, slightly wide

Next we have the flesh on your body. Please note, that body fat doesn’t effect this answer. This is about the overall look of your flesh, your skin and muscles.

As an example as to why: some people have very soft and puffy cheeks, even when underweight. Other people have very tight skin on their cheekbones, even when overweight.

If you’re still curious about this, here’s a video that explains why body fat doesn’t effect your Kibbe body type. It’s by Merriam Style, one of my favorite ‘Kibbe Body Types’ YouTubers, and she has wonderful content that analyzes all the different body types.

Flesh on the Body.

5. What’s the overall shape of your body?

This question takes into account both how your torso, waist, and hips look, and also the general look of your arms and legs. We’ll be getting into some specifics soon though, so if you’re confused by this question, try returning to it after doing the next few questions.

The overall shape of my body is:

A) Long, lean, dry
B) Broad, tending toward muscular
C) Moderate, even
D) Shapely, a delicate hourglass
E) Very soft, lushly curved, a ripe hourglass

6. What’s the shape of your bust line, or upper torso?

This question refers to the shape of the bust, and also includes some descriptions for gaining weight, since some body types gain flesh here easily. The actual cup size of your bra doesn’t matter here, since the bust line is relative to the shape of your body.

The overall shape of my bust line is:

A) Flat, taut (I never seem to add flesh here, even when overweight)
B) Wide, broad (I add a little flesh here when overweight, but not very much)
C) Moderate, in even proportion to my waist and hips
D) Shapely, curved, more prominent then my waistline (I tend to add flesh here when overweight)
E) Very prominent (whether I’m thin or heavy, I’m always busty)

7. What’s the shape of your waistline?

Again, this question is in proportion to the bust and hips.

The overall shape of my waistline is:

A) Elongated, but boyishly tapered (even when overweight)
B) Elongated, but broad
C) Moderate, slightly defined
D) Very small in proportion to my bust and hips
E) Softly defined, but tends to be slightly wide

8. What’s the overall shape of your hips?

Like the last two questions, this question is in proportion to the rest of your body.

The overall shape of my hips is:

A) Tapered, straight, narrow (but I do thicken here when overweight)
B) Straight, slightly tapered, and slightly wide (weight collects on the hips)
C) Moderate, in even proportion to my bust and waist
D) Shapely and rounded, more pronounced then my waistline
E) Extremely soft and rounded (whatever my weight is)

9. What best describes the flesh on your upper arms and thighs?

One good way to test this is to feel the flesh on your upper arms and thighs. I work out almost every day and I’m very thin, but my flesh is still squishy and soft, therefore I have answer D flesh.

The flesh on my upper arms and thighs are:

A) Long, slender, sinewy
B) Elongated, tending towards muscular
C) Moderate
D) Soft, slightly short
E) Very soft, slightly wide and fleshy

Now we have the facial features. Make sure that you aren’t wearing heavy makeup that would interfere with seeing the shape of facial features, such as contouring, or overly lined lips.

Facial Features.

10. What’s the shape of your jawline?

My jawline is:

A) Sharp, either very pointed or very square
B) Broad, blunt, slightly wide
C) Moderate, neither wide, sharp, nor rounded
D) Delicate, tapered, or slightly narrow
E) Rounded or softly wide

11. What’s the shape of your nose?

In the picture below, it may be a bit difficult to see the difference between the B option and the E option. That’s because the difference is in the bridge of the nose. B noses that broad and wide bridges, E noses have smaller and rounder bridges.

My nose is:

A) Sharp or prominent
B) Broad or blunt, on the large side
C) Moderate (not very large or small, not very rounded or sharp)
D) Delicate, tapered, narrow
E) Rounded or softly wide

12. What’s the shape of your cheekbones?

Ignore the flesh of your cheeks and look just at the shape of your cheekbones for this question. You may need to feel the bones to get your answer, especially if you have very full flesh.

My cheekbones are:

A) High and prominent
B) Wide
C) Moderate
D) Delicate, narrow, and slightly rounded
E) Rounded

13. What’s the shape of your eyes?

My eyes are:

A) Narrow, straight, closely spaced
B) Narrow, straight, widely spaced
C) Evenly spaced, moderately sized
D) Rounded or upturned, slightly close together
E) Very round and very large

14. What’s the shape of your lips?

My lips are:

A) Straight, narrow (possibly described as thin lips)
B) Straight, strong, broad (but not full)
C) Moderate, even (not very straight, but not very full)
D) Slightly full and rounded
E) Very full and very rounded

15. What best describes the flesh on your cheekbones?

Remember, this isn’t the bone itself, but the skin and muscle that covers it.

My cheeks are:

A) Flat and taut (and tend to stay tight when overweight)
B) Fairly tight or muscular, but I tend to get a bit puffy when I put on weight
C) Moderate, slightly soft
D) Soft and fleshy (gets very full with excess weight)
E) Very round and fleshy (stays round and fleshy even when thin or underweight)

Normally there is also a question about hair texture and curliness, but since hair can be manipulated so easily with curlers, straight irons, extensions, etc. I prefer to disregard this question.

Now let’s move on to the results, on the next page!

753 thoughts on “How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

  1. Hi! Can you help me define my bodt type? I’m so confused! My answers were
    Bone structure: 1b – 2c – 3c – 4c
    Flesh on teh body: 5b – 6a – 7b – 8a – 9b
    Facial features: 10c – 11c – 12c – 13c – 14d – 15c


      1. Thank you so much! I was really sure a i was a natural, because of muy shoulders, that got all confused!


  2. Hi Rebekah! I tried this out and was slightly confused since I’m classified as a Dramatic Classic by previous Kibbe tests I’ve taken, but here I’m nearly evenly split between Bs and Cs

    Bone structure: 2B 2C
    Flesh: 2B 2C 1A 1E
    Facial: 2B 1C 1A 1D 1E

    Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated 🙂


    1. Thanks for commenting, Edlyn! You’re right on the cusp between dramatic classic and natural, but you lean slightly more towards natural. That being said, you can definitely pull off both N and DC lines, or a combination of the two.


    1 Vertical line: A (I am 5 feet and 11,5 inches)
    2 Shoulders: B (They’re more sharp than blunt, but they are broad.)
    3 Arms/legs: A
    4 Hands/feet: A

    5 Overall shape: C
    6 Bust line: D (I’m a double D, and even at my lower weights I look busty.)
    7 Waistline: C
    8 Hips: C
    9 Arms/thighs: D

    10 Jawline: A
    11 Nose: E
    12 Cheekbones: A
    13 Eyes: D
    14 Lips: A
    15 Cheekbone flesh: D

    FLESH: 3C, 2D

    With my height, yang bone structure, yang jaw and cheekbones, and soft, yin-leaning flesh, I’m thinking Soft Dramatic? Sorry if this was superlong, I just want to give you a good picture.


  4. Hello! Can you help me? I can’t figure out my type.
    Bone structure: 2A 2B
    Flesh: 2A 3B
    Face: 3D 3E


  5. Hi! I’ve taken this test before and got the romantic body type but now taking it again I’m not too sure. So maybe you could help me out?

    Overall bone structure
    My vertical line is C. (My head is a little small (my face is only 6.5 inches long) compared to my body but according to everyone I’ve asked I look like I am around my actual height (5’2))
    Shoulders are C. (The circumference of my shoulders is just a tad bit smaller than my hips. And they are more rounded but not too wide.)
    Arms/legs C
    Hands E and Feet B

    Flesh on the body
    Overall shape D
    Bust line C
    Waistline C
    Hips E (My hips are probably the widest part of my body)
    Arms/thighs E

    Facial features
    Jawline E ( My jawline isnt really defined and its very rounded and my chin is pretty small and round. In some pictures, from the front of my face, if I lift my head up my jawline almost looks like a straight line, thats how short/small my chin is.)
    Nose E
    Cheekbones E/B (it’s kinda like Lili Reinhart when she isn’t smiling and chubbier cheeks. Also my cheekbones are the widest part of my face but they’re really undefined and it looks like they’re low because of my chubby cheeks but they’re actually really high up (I think), almost close to my eyes.)
    Eyes E
    Lips C (My lips are moderately plump but really narrow/short they’re only slightly wider than the width of my nose)
    Cheekbone flesh D

    Overall bone structure
    3 C’s
    1 E/B
    Flesh on the body
    2 C’s
    1 D
    2 E’s
    Facial features
    3 E’s
    1 C
    1 D
    1 E/B


  6. Hey sweetheart. Thanks so much for your effort …if you are around could you help me!?
    I had 3 answers though where I wasnt sure.

    I am 5 feet tall, overweight by about 25lbs. But I tend to gain weight overall, with most deposit on tummy and bum/inner thigh. …my face gets puffy. I have brown eyes, dark warm brown hair, fine thin extremely curly hair. Very smooth skin.

    I had 1 A answer
    I had 3 or 4 B answers
    I had 5 or 6 C answers
    I had 4 D answers
    I had 2 or 3 E answers

    Not sure if that’s the info you’re looking for. Xoxo


  7. Hello, please help me. My result is 1.e, 2.e,3.d,4.e,5.d,6.c,7.d,8.e,9.d,10.e,11.e,12.c,13.e,14.c,15.b,16.c


  8. Thank you so much for posting this test. I’m confused about my body type. Here’s My answers:

    Bone structure:
    1D 2D 3C 4D
    Flesh on The body:
    5D 6D 7D 8D 9E
    Facial Features:
    10B 11B 12D 13A 14D 15D

    I made a test once and the result was soft gamine, now it seems I am a theatrical romantic. Can You help me? Thank you!


  9. What body type would you say someone with the following results might fall into:
    A – 1
    B – 3
    C – 4
    D – 3
    E – 3


    1. Thanks for commenting Sarah! I’d say those results could be either soft classic, soft gamine, or theatrical romantic, but it depends on where they are in the bone structure. If it’s C bone structure and facial features with soft flesh -> soft classic. If it’s mixed bone structure with C flesh -> soft gamine. If it’s soft bone structure with C or mixed flesh -> theatrical romantic.


      1. Hi again Rebekah, thanks for your reply, I took the quiz again and this time recorded which letter was for which question, I hope that helps (also, I’m about 5″4)
        Bone structure: 1D, 2B, 3D, 4E,
        Flesh on the body 5B, 6A, 7C, 8A, 9D,
        Facial features 10D, 11E, 12B, 13B, 14C 15E


  10. I hope you don’t mind, if this get a bit more detailed, but I have trouble with some answeres even after consulting a friend and the example pictures here, as sometimes no answere seems to really fit.
    Bone Structure:
    D,B,D,B – 3rd Question: I’d say my legs are on the shorter end, but my arms are ‘normally’ long/longer in porportion to my legs…
    B,E,B,C,D,A – I’m not sure with these the most… For the jawline, the descriptions B does fit best, but I’m unsure since the picture doesn’t fit. Actually, the picture of c or e might be closer…
    For the eyes…neither of the descriptions seems to fit, but by elemination I’d end up with C. My eyes are slightly smaller, downturned and don’t seem to be particulary close or widely
    With the lips my problem is, that my lower lip is really full (as in the picture of D), but my upper lip is rather thin (as in the picture for C).


      1. Thanks. I’d never guessed that as it usually would requiere some a’s and includes no b’s… (Which is why I ended up as soft natural before)
        But it might actually fit, so I’m gonna try that

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  11. I’ve taken the test so many times, and some answers I just can’t figure out for the life of me:

    1) B or C (I’m 177cm and people usually think I’m 180, but I’m Danish so my height is quite common in Denmark)
    2) A or C (my shoulders are quite angular and narrow, but when I see the comparison pictures they’re not AS angular as the A answers shown). But they seem too sharp for C (but they’re not broad)
    3) A
    4) C (I’m a size 40 in shoe size but everyone thinks I’m a 38)

    Body flesh:
    5) D
    6) A
    7) C
    8) D
    9) D…? (I’m quite fleshy, even when underweight, but people think I’m thinner than I actually am. Like I’ll ask for a size 40 in clothes and people are shocked because they think I’m a size 36 or 38)

    Facial features:
    10) This one I can’t figure out. Because my cheeks are full, I can’t tell if I have a sharp jawline underneath. It’s sqarish and somewhat wide, but not as sharp as the comparison pictures. But then again, not as rounded as the D or E answers. I’d say C?
    11) I’d say A because my nose is long, but several friends have said D because it looks delicate up front (but that might be because it’s rather straight and looks smaller).
    12) C (I wish I had cheekbones haha!)

    Facial flesh:
    13) C
    14) D
    15) D/E

    I have been told I look best in minimal detail and lots of details overpower me easily, which would point toward Classic, but I also feel too disproportionate (prominent hips with no boobs) to be symmetrical enough for Classic.

    Could you help me out?

    Thanks for reading!


  12. Hi! Can I ask you a few questions? I have trouble responding to two of the questions in the test because I don’t seem to fit only one option!
    My shoulders are definitely sloped, but also very broad (broadest part of my body), should I go for answer B or D?
    In the nose question, should we look at it from the front or the side? I have an aquiline nose, looking at it from the front it looks pretty moderate I think, but from the side it looks very sharp

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    1. Thanks for commenting with your questions!

      1. I’d probably go with answer B, since you have the width.
      2. For aquiline noses I tend to go with a bit of a sharper answer (my mom also has an aquiline nose), but if it looks moderate from the front you could regard as it as C leaning towards A (since sometimes C answers do have some lean). I have almost the opposite issue with my nose, it looks moderate from the front, but as soon as I’m seen from an angle it looks super round and kind of wide.


      1. Thank you! These are the results I got
        Overall Bone Structure: 1B 2B 3A 4E
        Flesh on Body. 5C 6B 7C 8B 9D
        Facial Features: 10D 11A 12A 13E 14D 15E (decided to go for A for my nose since though it looks moderate from the front the sharpness in its side is too much to overlook I think)

        If I’m not interpreting them wrong, I’m a FG/St M?


  13. Hello Rebekah,
    BONES: 1.B, 2.B, 3.C, 4.C,
    FLESH: 5.C, 6.B, 7.D, 8.D, 9.B
    FACE: 10.C, 11.B, 12.B, 13.E, 14.E, 15.D
    What would be my body type?


  14. Hi so sorry, i did the quiz and am kinda confused about my body type. I thought its romantic but I’m not sure since the Es are spread out. Please help me with this, thank you so much 😉

    Bone structure: 1c, 2d, 3e, 4e
    Flesh: 5d, 6c, 7d, 8c, 9e
    Facial features: 10e, 11e, 12e, 13b 14c, 15e


  15. Thanks so much for making this! I was wondering if you could help with my results:

    vertical line: B
    shoulders: B
    arms and legs: C
    hands and feet: A
    body type: C
    Bust: A
    Waistline: D
    Hips: C
    Flesh: D
    Jawline: D
    Nose: E
    Cheekbones: E
    Eyes: A
    Lips: E
    Flesh on cheeks: E


  16. Help… I’ve gone on other boards, and based on photos others have suggested DC, N, SN, FN, D, and SD. Since I am tall, for Kibbe I would have to be only DC or FN.

    1B 2C 3C 4C
    5A or C, 6D, 7B, 8A, 9C,
    10E, 11E or C
    12 D (my cheekbones are not prominent at all)
    13A, 14C, 15C
    C=6/7, B=2, A=2/3, D=2 E=1/2
    Basically classic with a bunch of everything else?

    I’m 5’9″, 34D bust, size 40 shoes. My head is small, and my body line is fairly straight except for bust. I am not extremely broad, but not delicate and sharp, either. I’d describe my body type as athletic. My features are small, not sharp but not heavy either, but also not symmetrical (so not very classic). I have an oblong face with a larger chin than most women. I’d say my face looks a bit childish and young, despite my age. My hair is straight and very thick.


  17. Unfortunately, I’m also confused about my results… Thank you so much! 🙂

    Bone structure: 1D, 2A, 3A, 4D
    Flesh: 5A, 6A, 7C, 8C, 9A
    Facial features: 10C, 11E, 12A, 13A, 14D, 15E


  18. Hi Rebekah, thank you for this thoughtful post! I am having trouble figuring out if I’m Dramatic/Soft Classic or a mixture of both.. So if you could help me I would really appreciate it!
    My answers are:
    1-B, 2-D, 3-A, 4-A, 5-C, 6-C, 7-C, 8-C, 9-B, 10-D, 11-C, 12-D, 13-C, 14-C, 15-C
    Thank you!


  19. Thanks for this post!❤ I’m not really sure about my body type, so here are my results…
    Overall Bone Structure: 1B – 2D – 3C – 4D
    Flesh and body: 5C – 6B – 7C – 8C – 9C
    Facial Features: 10E – 11D – 12D – 13D – 14C – 15D
    Also I’m 5’1


  20. Hi Rebekah ! So I took the quiz and very excited to know the results, tho I assume Iam a SN
    Bone structure
    1/c 2/b 3/c 4/b
    Iam 174 cm tall
    1/C OR D(Iam overweight so idrk but I can feel the curves lol) 2/B 3/C or D (my waist is small in proportion to my hips and bust but no that small tho)4/C 5/B or C idk
    This is so confusing to me since Iam overweight and sometimes can’t defferenciate between flesh and fat
    1/E 2/A 3/ BorE (my nose is wide short with a rounded tip) 4/C 5/E 6/ E
    My face is diamond ; my face is wide, i have slighlty small deep set eyes , very full slighlty narrow lips, wide short nose with a round tip.
    So am I correct with my guess??


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