How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

Results

Romantics:

If you got mostly E answers, you’re a pure romantic (R). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features are all soft, small, rounded, and are on the yin side of the spectrum.

If you got mostly D answers, you’re a theatrical romantic (TR). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features aren’t as soft and rounded as a pure romantic’s, but you’re still on the yin side of the spectrum.

If most of your answers are a E or D, with a few A answers, then you are theatrical romantic (TR). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features are mostly soft and rounded (yin), but you have a few yang features, probably in your bone structure or facial features.

Dramatics:

If you got mostly A answers, you’re a pure dramatic (D). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features, are long, lean, sharp, and are on the yang side of the spectrum.

If you got mostly A answers, with a few E or D answers, then you are soft dramatic (SD). Your bone structure, and most of your flesh or facial features are yang dominant, but you have some softer yin in your flesh or facial features.

Classics:

If you got mostly C answers, then you’re a pure classic (C). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features are neither sharp nor rounded, neither short nor long. You’re in the middle of the spectrum between yin and yang.

If most of your answers were C, with a few A or B answers, then you are dramatic classic (DC). Your flesh and facial features are probably C dominant, but you have some yang in your bone structure.

If you got mostly C answers, with a few D or E answers, then you are soft classic (SC). Your bone structure is probably C dominant, but you have a bit of yin in your flesh and facial features.

Naturals:

If you got mostly B answers, then you’re a pure natural (N). Your bone structure, flesh, and facial features are elongated, broad, and blunt. Your body is yang-dominant, but not as much as a dramatic’s.

If you got mostly B answers, with some A answers, then you are flamboyant natural (FN). Your flesh and facial features are probably broad and blunt, tending towards looking muscular, but your bone structure is long and lean.

If most of your answers were B, with some D or E answers, then you are soft natural (SN). Your flesh and facial features tend towards the yin side of the spectrum, but your bone structure is broad, blunt, and elongated.

Gamines:

If you got an even mixture of A/B answers and D/E answers, in a seemingly random order, you are a gamine (G). You can’t really pinpoint whether your overall bone structure, flesh, and facial features are yin or yang, since each feature is a different answer.

If you got a combination of A/B answers and D/E answers, with slightly more A or B answers, then you are a flamboyant gamine (FG). Your individual features are either yin or yang features, but in general you have a bit more angularity to your body.

If you got a combination of A/B answers and D/E answers, with slightly more D or E answers, then you are a soft gamine (SG). Your individual features fall on either side of the yin or yang spectrum, but in general you have a bit more softness or roundness to your body, probably in your flesh.

Confusion?

If you’re confused about your body type, then let me know what your answers were for each category: bone structure, flesh, and facial features. I may be able to help you out, but if not, try looking at my Overview of the Kibbe Body Types post and compare yourself to the types to see what matches.

Don’t be worried if you’re confused about your body type though. Most people need to take the test a few times in order to be objective about their features, and it can take some time to fully understand the Kibbe body types. It took me a few weeks of studying to understand the basics, and almost a year later, I’m still figuring out new things!

It’s also important to keep in mind that just one or two out-of-place answers won’t be enough to change your type.

If there is a lot of confusion about the body types, I will make another post about how to narrow things down, and what might be throwing you off, so do let me know if you can’t figure things out.

Can you change your body type?

In my opinion, yes!

If you’re below the age of around 25, your bone structure, flesh, facial features are still developing, so those can still change.

As an example, when I was first learning about the Kibbe body types, I was a soft gamine. But almost all of my A and E answers turned into C and D answers, so now I’m a soft classic.

Even if you’re above the age of 25, your flesh can still change, as with enough exercise, you can develop enough muscle to change flesh types (in my opinion). For example, you can gain enough muscle on your hips to change from yang to yin.

Apart from that, surgery that can change your appearance can also change your Kibbe body type, if you do enough modifications. For example, Kim Kardashian used to have the appearance of a soft natural, but now she has the appearance of a theatrical romantic.

So what now?

Now that you know what your body type is, you can learn what clothes, makeup, and accessories look best on you! There are tons of resources on YouTube and Pinterest, and I’ll also be making blog posts about different looks for the body types, so stick around.

And if you found this post helpful, please leave a like, or share it with someone else who’d find it helpful too. Thank you, and I hope that I’ll be seeing you around!

14 thoughts on “How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

  1. Mine is confusing as well.
    Bone structure: 2C, 1B, 1D
    Flesh: 3C, 1B, 1E
    facial: 3A, 2D 1E
    face seems to be soft dramatic but body a classic? help!

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    1. This definitely is a tricky set of results. Since your highest answer is in Cs, I think you’re in the classic family.

      Given that your face has more soft dramatic leaning, I think you might be a dramatic classic, though it’s difficult to tell without pictures.

      One way that might help, is to try out the clothing styles of some of the different types, and see if any of them suit you really well. I would try out a dramatic classic outfit and a soft dramatic outfit, and then go with what you feel looks best on you.

      For some outfit inspiration, here’s my dramatic classic Pinterest board:

      And here’s my soft dramatic Pinterest board:

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  2. I feel like a couple of the questions were a tie for me, but overall, I got 6As, 5Bs 2Cs, 1D and 1E.
    Most As are concentrated on my bone structure and my facial features, yet I tend to be slightly more fleshy. Given my results, I think I belong to the dramatics, yet I am not fleshy enough in order to be a SD, and FN seems to be a bit shorter and not as elongated as I am.
    I am very confused. Any thoughts?

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    1. Based on your answers, you don’t sound like a soft dramatic to me, but you could be a flamboyant natural.

      Flamboyant naturals are actually pretty tall and elongated, since their bone structure has both the length of dramatics, and the width of naturals, making them both tall and broad.

      Here are some FN celebrities and their heights:
      Julia Roberts – 5’8″
      Jennifer Lawrence – 5’8″
      Cameron Diaz – 5’7″
      Michelle Obama – 5’9″

      But since most of your answers for A were in your bone structure and facial features, you could also be a pure dramatic.

      The best way to figure out which one you are is to simply try out a few dramatic outfits and a few flamboyant natural outfits, and see which lines you prefer.

      For some inspiration, I have a board for every Kibbe body type on my Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/cozyrebekah/

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