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.

A good place to start learning about what will look best on you is my signature looks for the body types post, which will give you a rundown on the silhouettes, fabrics, colors, and patterns that will look good on you.

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!

916 thoughts on “How to Determine Your Kibbe Body Type

  1. I’ve taken a lot of Kibbe tests and I think I may be a Romantic but I really love Soft Gaming a lot- I’m just not sure…

    Some context: I’m 5’1″, half white, half Vietnamese, with a large bust (28GG bra size). I feel the Kitchener ethereal and ingenue types fit me in addition to the Romantic description but I’m just not sure. ://

    Bone structure: 4E

    Flesh: 3E 2D

    Face: 5E 1D

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    1. Hello, Rebekah. I seem to be confused with my results. What do you think it is? Thank you so much. I truly appreciate it!
      Bone structure: 1B 2C 1E
      Flesh: 4D 1E
      Facial Features: 1A 2B 3D
      Some extra details: I’m 19, 5’1 height, and am on the thin side but still carry quite a lot of flesh on my thighs. I love Theatrical Romantic style, so hopefully I can incorporate that with my body type.
      Have a great day!
      ……………………….

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  2. Hi, I was wondering if you could help? I’m struggling to figure out where I belong on the kibbe charts, here’s my answers:

    Bone structure: 3C 1D
    1. Vertical Line: C) Moderate (I look to be my actual height)
    2. Shoulders: C) Moderate, even
    3. Length of arms and legs: D) Small, slightly short
    4. Hands and feet: C) Moderate, neither very large nor very small

    Body flesh: 3d 2c
    1. Overall body shape: D) Shapely, a delicate hourglass
    2. Shape of bustline: C) Moderate, in even proportion to my waist and hips
    3. Shape of waistline: D) Very small in proportion to my bust and hips
    4. Shape of hips: D) Shapely and rounded, more pronounced then my waistline
    5. Flesh on arms and legs: C) Moderate

    Facial Features: 5d 1a
    1. Shape of jawline: D) Delicate, tapered, or slightly narrow
    2. Shape of nose: A) Sharp or prominent
    3. Shape of cheekbones: D) Delicate, narrow, and slightly rounded
    4. Shape of eyes: D) Rounded or upturned, slightly close together
    5. Shape of lips: D) Slightly full and rounded
    6. Cheeks: D) Soft and fleshy (gets very full with excess weight)

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    1. Hey.
      I’m sorry if I’m disturbing you, but I don’t sure about what body type I have.

      Bones:
      2B 2C
      Flesh:
      3D 1C 1B
      Face:
      1C 3D 1E 1B

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  3. Hello Rebeccah! Thanks for the test but I’m a bit confused:D What do you think?
    Bone structure:
    1D 2B 1C
    Flesh:
    2B, 2E, 1D
    Face:
    2A, 1E, 2B, 1C

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  4. Hi I’m having a little trouble determining which body type I am
    Bone structure: 1E, 2C, 3C, 4D
    Flesh: 5D, 6C, 7C, 8C, 9D
    Facial features: 10E, 11D, 12E, 13C, 14D, 15D
    I have the same amount of C and D answers so how do i determine which type best fits me?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Nina! I’d say that you lean slightly more to theatrical romantic, since you have more soft answers in your bone structure than you do classic answers, but you can also look great in soft classic lines, since you’re on the cusp between both body types.

      Here’s the link to both my TR and SC Pinterest boards:
      TR: https://www.pinterest.ca/cozyrebekah/structured-rounded-body-type/
      SC: https://www.pinterest.ca/cozyrebekah/soft-blended-body-type/

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  5. Hi Rebekah! I’m a little bit confused and not able to determine my body shape. Could you give me your opinion?

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

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  6. Hi! I’m having a bit of a hard time determining my type. My results were:
    Bone structure
    1B
    2B
    3C
    4C
    Body flesh
    5C
    6B
    7 D
    8D
    9B
    Facial features
    10C
    11C
    13A
    14A
    15B
    I was thinking soft classic maybe? My answers were kinda all over the place. Any help would he appreciated!

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  7. Hi there

    This is my results:

    Overall bone structure: 1B 1C 2D
    Flesh on body: 5D
    Facial features: 1C 3D 2E

    Would love to know what is consistent with this, as I think im romantic but not sure exactly.
    Cheers

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    1. Hi Rebekah! I was wondering what you’d make of these results:

      Skelton: B A A D
      Body flesh: A A A A D
      Facial features: D B C E A D
      Overall: 7A 2B 1C 4D 1E

      Thank you very much!

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      1. Thanks for commenting, Tima! I’d say you’re a flamboyant gamine, since you have a mixture of answers, but overall more structured answers than soft ones. Hope that helps! 🙂

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  8. Hi rebekah! I was wondering if you could help me work out if I’m a soft classic or a dramatic classic.

    Bone structure: 2B 1C 1D
    Flesh: 3C 1B 1E
    Facial Features: 2C 1B 3D

    I would really love it if you could help!! thankyou!

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  9. I’m guessing I’m a soft classic, but I’m a little unclear—maybe theatrical romantic? Although one of my best friends said she’s a theatrical romantic and I don’t think our bodies are all that similar. And when I’m less overweight than I am currently, I have a pretty defined hourglass.

    Bones: 2D 1A 1E
    Flesh: 2C 2E 1B
    Face: 3D 1B 1C 1E

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  10. Hey I’m having trouble identifying my type could you please help me?
    bone: 3B 1A
    Flesh: 3C 2B
    Facial: 3D 1B 1E 1C
    A B C D E
    1 6 4 3 1

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  11. Hi. Please help me figure my body type. Here are my answers.
    Bone structure 1C 2B 3C 4A
    Flesh 5C 6B 7E 8B 9E
    Facial 10E 11B 12A 13C 14E 15D

    many thanks!

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  12. Any thoughts? I’m guessing Theatrical Romantic but it’s not quite clear.
    Bones: 1 c, 2 d, 1 a
    Flesh: 4 e, 1 d
    Face: 1 e, 1 a, 2 d, 2 c

    Thank you 💕

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  13. Thank you for this test, Rebekah! I’m not quite sure, what type I am (mainly because my face is different from flesh + body). What do you think?

    Bones: 1B, 1C, 2D
    Flesh: 1B, 1C, 3D
    Face: 3A, 3C

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  14. Hi! I’m also confused as to my results, especially since I’ve lost weight recently and my softness has almost disappeared I thought I’d redo the test. Thoughts?

    Bone structure: 3B 1A
    Flesh: 4B 1C
    Facial features: 3D 1A 1E 1B

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  15. Hi, I’ve taken your test and the pictures are very helpful. But I’m not exactly sure what type I am, what do you think ?

    Bone structure : 3C 1D
    Flesh : 2D 2C 1E
    Face : 3D 2C 1E

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  16. Hi,
    I am new to Kibbe, please help me analyze my results.
    Bone structure 3C 1B
    Flesh 2C 2D and 1 undecided C or D
    Facial Features 3D 1A 1C 1E.
    Do you have a link for the results?
    Thank you

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    1. Thanks for commenting Altea! Here’s the link to the results page: https://cozyrebekah.com/2019/04/12/kibbe-body-type-test/2/

      Unfortunately WordPress formats the link to the multiple pages weirdly, and I keep forgetting to add an extra link to the results page to make it easier to find.

      Based on your results, I’m leaning towards you being a soft classic. Here’s the link to my SC Pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.ca/cozyrebekah/soft-blended-body-type/

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  17. Hi Rebecca!
    My results are as follows:
    Bone – 1B, 2B, 3C, 4D
    Flesh – 5C, 6C, 7C, 8A, 9B
    Face – 10D, 11C, 12A, 13E, 14A, 15C
    At first, I thought perhaps I was a Dramatic/Flamboyant Gamine, yet when I asked my friend to take the test for me, she reckoned I was more towards the Classic end of the spectrum.
    I have very wide shoulders and very narrow hips and am around about 158cm tall.
    My face has a very oval shape, with high cheekbones and big eyes, and small lips.
    Sorry if this is a lot…I am very confused!
    Thankyou!!!

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  18. I’ve been trying to figure out my results for a while and I feel that there’s sort of a mismatch between my face and body. I have no idea what type I am.

    Bone Structure: 1.A 2.B C.A 4.A
    Flesh: 5.A 6.E 7.C 8.A 9.B
    Face: 10.C 11.C 12.C 13.D 14.C 15.C

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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  19. Hi, im new to the kibbe types. ive done this test twice but once was through a video and i got two different answers.
    from the video a had:
    bone structure: 1B, 1D, 1C, 1A
    flash: 2C, 1E, 1A, 1D
    faceal: 2C, 3D, 1E
    and here i have:
    bone structure: 1B, 3C
    flash: 1C, 3D, 1E
    face: 1C, 3D, 2E
    thank you

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  20. HI Rebekah,

    I feel like I’ve done this test so many times and really have no idea what I am and am unsure if I got the answers right. but please see my answers below – hopefully you can help me!

    Bone Structure: 1.B 2.D 3.E 4.C
    Flesh: 5.C 6.B 7.B 8.B 9.B
    Face: 10.C 11.D 12.C 13.A 14.D 15.D

    Thanks!
    Natalie

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      1. thanks for your reply – thats so interesting, i thought i was a dramatic classic!

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  21. Here’s my answers 😀 I thought for a long time I was soft natural but after dressing as one for awhile and feeling old and weighed down I started thinking I might be soft gamine. Those lines feel better on me but I still find these results a bit hard to navigate as soft gamines are meant to have yang bones and yin flesh. Mines the opposite.
    BONES: 1D 2A 3D 4E
    FLESH: 5C 6B 7C 8A 9E
    FACE: 10E 11A 12B 13D 2C 3E
    HAIR: B
    –I left the hair answer in because my hair has always been extremely coarse, thick, wavy, and generally unchangeable and it always has a lot of visual weight no matter its length- even when short it can visually dominate so I felt in my case it needed to be counted as part of the typing process 🙂

    thank you!!

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  22. Hi! Your test was super helpful. Can I just be validated? Haha. For some reason my face was super hard for me…I put C for several because I just can’t tell. But here are my answers.
    Bone: 1C 2C 3A 4A
    Flesh: 5B 6B 7B 8A 9C
    Face: 10A 11A 12C 13C 14C 15E

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    1. Hi Rebekah,
      Thanks for having this blog to distract us all from the current events! I got typed back in January as a gamine, however the more I dress like that, I realize I don’t look the best. The lady that did my analysis said I would be a dramatic, but I’m too short( 5’4″) so I defaulted as gamine. Most of my answers were A and B with a few C’s. I posted a pic to reddit and people seem to say FN or DC. I do appear taller than I am and my measurements are 33″-27″-36″, and shoulders are wider than my hips. Not sure if that will help! I’d like your opinion if you’d be so kind and would have the time. THANK YOU

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      1. Thank you, Lacey! It does sound like you’re not a gamine, and I would lean towards you being dramatic classic or dramatic based on your description. I don’t think height is as important as how tall a person looks, and this recent video by Merriam Style really goes into why that is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeZeLuTvlME

        It’s a slightly long video, and it’s for a slightly different body typing system called Body Geometry, but I think it’s really applicable to the Kibbe body types.

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      2. Thanks so much for getting back to me! I actually saw your comment on Merriam Styles video you sent me. I had to laugh because I can relate..my arms are almost as long as my husband’s –who is 6′ tall lol, no one seems to notice though, because I have an overall long look I guess. This helped me a lot! Thank you

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  23. Thank you so much for the test!
    Kindly help me out with my results? Still confused XD

    Body: 2c 2b
    Flesh: 2c 3b
    Face: 2b 3e 1c

    I appreciate it 🙂

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  24. Hello Rebekah!
    Thank you so much for the time and attention to detail in this posting. You have broken down Kibbe into much more understandable pieces. That being said, how would you classify someone who is BONES=C, FLESH=E, FACIAL FEATURES=D? (if taken as the primary answers for each category. Soft Classic? Theatrical Romantic? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  25. Hi! Thank you sm for the test, I am a bit unsure, maybe you can help? 🙂
    Bone- 2B, 2C
    Flesh- 3C, 2D
    Face- 1A, 4D, 1E

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  26. Hi,
    Thank you for the test! I’m having slight problems to determine my type.

    I have:
    Bones: 2c 1d 1a
    Flesh: 3d 2c
    Face: 3d 2a 1c

    Thanks again! 🙂

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  27. Hello Rebekah,
    this is a great version of the test, the photos are very helpful 🙂 Thanks very much for this!

    I just a little bit unsure what my type is as I have similar amounts of B and D.

    A: none
    B: 1, 2,3, 4,11
    C: 9 ,13,14
    D: 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15
    E: 5,

    So I answered B 5 times and D 6 times. I guess thats theatrical romantic?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Kristi! You have a really interesting set of results, as you don’t seem to have enough B answers to be in the natural family, but you have too many to be theatrical romantic. Because of that, I’d say you’re a soft gamine!

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      1. thanks for coming back so quickly Rebekah 🙂
        I hadn’t thought of gamine at all, would that still apply considering my height. I am 5’9?

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  28. Hi! Thank you for that test, it cleared many things up for me. But I’m still not sure what type I am. My answers were:
    Bone structure: 3D, 1E
    Flesh: 4B, 1C
    Facial: 2B, 2E, 1C, 1D

    The bone structure caegory was the easiest to decide for me, flesh was ok as well. The hardest was shape and flesh of the cheekbones- they are definitely not high and prominent, but just kind of flat and I feel not much flesh on them. But it is the widest point in my face and kind of round I believe, so I am a little confused if it is more B or E.

    Any thoughts, tips?

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Juni! Based on your results, I’d say you have the balance of a soft natural.

      Cheekbones and cheek flesh are definitely difficult questions to answer. Based on your description, it sounds like the bone itself is more E, and the flesh is possibly B.

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      1. Thank you for your answer!
        I was a little confused because in the description of a soft natural, they state that the bone structure is more angular (where I picked mostly D’s) and the flesh is soft, fleshy (where I picked mostly B), so it was exactly the other way round. But what you said about balance definitely makes sense.

        I think you’re right regarding the cheekbones, it was just really hard to find out 🙂

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      2. No problem! If you find that soft natural clothes don’t suit you though, then try soft gamine. Sometimes the best way to figure out your body type is through trying out different lines and seeing what looks best (that’s what I did).

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      3. I can’t seem to answer to your last comment, so I am using this comment again. Hope you don’t mind!

        I feel like soft gamine is far from what I am. I am 169cm (a little over 5”6), and I’d be hard pressed to find something small or delicate about my bone structure. High-necked clothes make me look stocky, high-waisted pants are a nightmare. If I gain weight, it is on my stomach, not hips and bust.

        I’ll have to look closer into the soft natural clothes, I am not quite sure how to picture it yet.

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  29. Interesting that the arms and legs questions are considered together…my arms and legs are quite different.

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  30. Hi.. I think Im Dramatic classic. Is that correct? Thank you for this. 🙏🏻

    Bone structure; 1B 2B 3A 4A
    Flesh; 5C 6A 7C 8C 9C
    Facial feautures; 10D 11D 12D 13C 14C 15D

    A = 3
    B = 2
    C = 6
    D = 4

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  31. Hello, Rebekah.
    I Iam quite confused in determining my Kibbe body type. Could you please help me?

    Bone structure: A D B A
    Flesh: D E D D B
    Facial features: A B A E A A

    My cheekbones are also very high, but not prominent. However, I marked answer A. What answer would you mark?

    I think the result is Flamboyant Gamine, but he is a totally different type from me. and his clothing is the one that is the worst for me, (bad also Soft Gamine and all naturals).

    Thanks for the help you want to give me.

    Have a great day!

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  32. Hi Rebekah, I found your blog very helpful, but I am still not 100% sure what my Kibbe body type is.
    I am 5’5.5″ and have a bottom hourglass shape overall. I appear shorter or around my height in pictures (my head is slightly large compared to my body. I’ve been told I have a Bratz doll head when I’m my skinniest). My friend who is 5’7″ tells me I’m “short” and my friend who is 5’3″ tells me I am “supertall” even though I’m only about two inches away from them both. I’m 70% Southern European (mostly Italian – 45%, and Spanish, Portuguese, Sardinian, and Greek) I am also 25% Bavarian and Dutch, and 5% Western Asian (Levantine and Egyptian). I would say I am taller for my ethnicity.

    My overall bone structure:
    1) D – I look slightly shorter than I really am
    2) D – My shoulders are sloped and tapered
    3) B – My arms and legs are longer compared to my torso, but the overall appearance isn’t too unproportioned. My arms and legs appear more long and skinny and my torso is short.
    4) C – My hands and feet are proportionate to my body
    The flesh on my body:
    5) D – My overall body shape is a “bottom hourglass”
    6) B – My breasts are further apart, sit lower, and are not big. However, my waist appears to be cinched in
    7) D – My waist is small in proportion to my bust and hips
    8) D – My hips are shapely, rounded, and more pronounced than my waistline. My bum is also very full and bubble-like
    9) D – The flesh on my upper legs and thighs are soft yet the flesh is short
    Facial Features:
    10) D – My chin is small, delicate and slightly tapered to a point
    11) E – My nose is slightly rounded and slightly wide, but it is smaller/proportionate overall
    12) E – My cheekbones are rounded with dimples when I smile
    13) E – My eyes are round and large
    14) D – My lips are slightly full and rounded, but my mouth is small in width
    15) D – The flesh on my cheekbones are soft and fleshy, no matter my weight, but it’s not super round

    I’m sorry if I over-explained anything in any way, I just am very confused in which category I fall in. Thank you so much for your help.

    -Sophie

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  33. Hello Rebekah,

    I have done this test a million times in other pages and haven’t succeed in finding my real body type till I came across your post. It is really good explained, but could you give me a hand finding out the correct one. thanks!

    BONE STRUCTURE
    1. B 2. C 3. C 4. C

    FLESH
    5. E 6. D 7. E 8. E 9. D

    FACIAL FEATURES
    10. D 11. E 12. C 13.A 14.C 15. E

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  34. Hi Rebekah, I was slightly confused with my test results.
    Could you help me with it?
    Thanks for providing the test. 🙂

    Bone Structure 1A 1B 2C
    Flesh 3A 2C
    Facial. 2A. 1B. 2C. 1E

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