Body Type Test (2020 Version)

Almost a year ago I made and published a post on how to figure out your Kibbe body type, and after receiving hundreds of comments on it with people asking for help on how to figure their body type, I’ve worked on improving the body type test.

This test works no matter what your gender or biological sex is. The questions about waist and hip shape have been modified a bit, and the bust question can be skipped.

Instructions:

To start, make sure that you can properly analyze your body and bone structure when doing this test. This means you will either need a photograph of yourself or a mirror. Make sure that you’re wearing tight clothing or undergarments/swimsuit, so that you can see your underlying bone structure.

As a warning, glasses can distort the look of your face (especially cheekbones), so you may need to remove them when analyzing your face. High heels can distort the look of your bone structure.

If using a photograph of yourself, make sure the camera is at chest level, perpendicular to the ground, and placed far enough back for your entire body to be in frame. This will give the proper perspective of your body.

Make sure the camera is at chest height and a few feet away, so that you get an accurate picture of your proportions.

When recording your answers, make sure to keep things separated into the sections that are outlined in this test. It’ll make it easier for me to help you if you’re struggling with interpreting the results.

Remember to choose the answer that best describes your body.

I decided to omit the illustrations and pictures with this version of the test, as I’m worried that the illustrations I made could throw people off, since there are usually so many different examples for each answer.

If you’re looking for a test with pictures, try taking Aly Art’s version of the test on YouTube.

Bone Structure of the Body

Q1. How tall do you look?

(This isn’t about how tall you actually are. This is about how tall you look like you are, based on how large or small your head is in comparison to the rest of your body. If you’re having difficulty with this question, try taking a full-body picture of yourself and ask some friends if you look tall, moderate, or short in it.)

A) Quite tall
B) Slightly tall
C) Average height
D) Slightly short
E) Quite short or petite

Q2. What is the shape of your shoulders?

(Don’t compare your shoulders to your head, compare them to the rest of your body.)

A) Sharp and angular
B) Beveled and broad
C) Neither very sharp nor very rounded
D) Slender and rounded
E) Wide and rounded

Q3. How long do your arms look?

(This is about the bone structure of your arms, so ignore the shape of the flesh on your upper arms.)

A) Long and slender
B) Long and wide
C) Neither long nor short, evenly proportioned
D) Short and slender
E) Short and wide

Q4. How long do your legs look?

(This is about the bone structure of your legs, so ignore the shape of the flesh on your thighs.)

A) Long and slender
B) Long and wide
C) Neither long nor short, evenly proportioned
D) Short and slender
E) Short and wide

Q5. What best describes the shape of your hands?

A) Long and narrow
B) Long and broad
C) Not noticeably long or short, evenly proportioned
D) Short and narrow
E) Short and wide

Q6. What best describes the shape of your feet?

A) Long and narrow
B) Long and wide
C) Not noticeably long or short, evenly proportioned
D) Small and narrow
E) Small and wide

Q7. What best describes the shape of your torso*?

(This question involves the flesh of the waist, but more importantly it involves the shape of the rib cage, which is why I decided to include it in the bone structure section.)

A) Long and narrow, slightly tapered
B) Long and wide (could be straight or thick depending on weight)
C) Balanced, neither noticeably long nor noticeably short (slightly defined if female)
D) Short and narrow (sharply defined if female)
E) Short and slightly wide (softly defined if female)

Q8. What best describes the shape of your hips*?

(This question involves the flesh of the hips, but more importantly it involves the shape of the hipbones, which is why I decided to include it in the bone structure section.)

A) Long, narrow, and slightly tapered
B) Long and wide (tapering into a V shape if male, or straight if female)
C) Balanced, evenly proportioned with the rest of your body
D) Short and soft (but slightly narrow)
E) Short, soft, and wide

Facial Bones

Q9. What best describes the shape of your jawline?

(Keep in mind the points at the corners of your jawline as well as the shape of your chin.)

A) Sharp and angular
B) Blunt and wide
C) Neither very sharp nor very rounded
D) Rounded and slender
E) Rounded and softly wide

Q10. What best describes the shape of your nose?

(It’s important to look at your nose in both profile and front view, as sometimes aquiline noses can appear slightly rounded at the tip when viewed from the front, even though they’re sharp in profile.)

A) Long and sharp
B) Wide and beveled
C) Neither sharp nor rounded, not very small or wide
D) Narrow and small
E) Rounded, perhaps softly wide

Q11. What best describes the shape of your cheekbones?

(Ignore what the shape of your cheeks are, and look at only the actual bone structure. The shape of the cheeks will be addressed later. If you’re having difficulty seeing the shape, you may need to feel the shape with your fingers.)

A) Prominent and sharp
B) Wide and beveled
C) Neither very sharp or very rounded
D) Narrow and rounded
E) Rounded and wide

Flesh of the Body

Q12. How would you describe your bust, in proportion to the rest of your body?

(This question can be skipped.)

A) Flat and taut
B) Widely spaced, not very prominent
C) Balanced, not noticeably small or large
D) Fairly large and soft
E) Quite prominent

Q13. How would you describe the flesh on your upper arms?

(If you carry a lot of weight on your arms, you may think the only answers that describe your arms are B or E, but look at the shape of the flesh – is it rounded or straight? And remember to consider your flesh in proportion to the rest of your body.)

A) Taut and straight
B) Wide and straight
C) Balanced, not very taut nor very soft
D) Soft and slender
E) Soft and wide

Q14. How would you describe the flesh on your thighs?

(If you carry a lot of weight on your thighs, you may think the only answers that describe your thighs are B or E, but look at the shape of the flesh – is it rounded or straight? And remember to consider your flesh in proportion to the rest of your body.)

A) Taut and straight
B) Wide and straight
C) Balanced, not very taut or very soft
D) Soft and slender
E) Soft and wide

Facial Features

Q15. What best describes the shape of your eyes?

A) Straight, and narrow or close-set
B) Straight, and long or wide-set
C) Not very rounded or straight, not noticeable large or small
D) Slightly rounded or upturned
E) Large and rounded

Q16. What best describes the shape of your lips?

A) Thin and angular
B) Thin and straight
C) Not very full or thin, not very rounded or angular
D Full and slightly angular
E) Full and rounded

Q17. What best describes the flesh on your cheeks?

(Ignore your cheekbones and focus just on the flesh of your face. Smiling can help you determine if your cheeks tend towards angularity or softness.)

A) Taut and flat
B) Wide and muscular
C) Not very soft or tight
D) Soft but slender
E) Soft and wide, creates a rounded shape

Now that you have all of your answers written down, it’s time to move on to the results.

29 thoughts on “Body Type Test (2020 Version)

  1. Hey, I really enjoy your work and am pretty sure I am somewhere in the romantic category. I’m not exactly sure, because I have 3 answers A to B and therefor have a little yan undercurrence. The problem that pooped up is that I love Dr. Martens (chunky boots, especially plateau styles) but for a Romantic it just doesn’t look right. I always felt like there was something wrong with me in these kind of shoes but I didn’t care. Until now because now, I want to dress my best and include every piece of clothing to make it work for my body. How can I style these shoes without looking like complete trash?;D Any suggestions would be nice!

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    1. Sounds like you’re a theatrical romantic, based on your slight yang undercurrent. I love Dr. Martens too and have been looking at different ways to style them for awhile (I’m a soft gamine so they’re quite large for my body type). I think the best way for the softer body types (r, tr, sg) to style them is with something super light and feminine, like a floral dress.

      They also come in lots of different colors now, so getting a pair with a floral pattern or that is low contrast with the colors that you normally wear (for example getting a pastel shade if you wear lots of light colors, or going with black if you wear lots of dark colors).

      Here’s a great photo example: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/536139530643565094/

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  2. Hi, I’ve been reading a lot your posts and i’ve found them reaaly helpful! I was wondering if you could help me with my body type because I’m having a little trouble with defining it. This are my answers to the test:
    Bone Structure 1E 1B 2D 4C
    Facial Bones 1C 2D
    Flesh of the Body 2E 1D
    Facial Features 2D 1E

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  3. I determined Soft Classic because of my predominantly C & E answers but perhaps you’d have some insight if I’m in the right direction?
    Bone Structure
    AAA
    CCC
    D
    E
    Facial Bones
    B
    C
    E
    Flesh of the Body
    B
    D
    E
    Facial Features
    D
    C
    E

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  4. Hi there , stumbled across your site and find it truly interesting.. I took the test but I’m not sure could you possibly help ? Looking forward to dressing for my type and reorganising my wardrobe 👍

    Bone structure :
    C. 3 A. 1
    Flesh :
    C.3 B.1 D.1
    Facial features:
    C.3 D.2 A.1

    Thanks in advance ,
    Laura

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  5. Hi there ,

    I was hoping you could help determine my body type ?
    Bone structure of body :
    D.2
    C. 5
    A.1

    Facial bones:
    C.2
    D.1

    Flesh on body :
    C.1
    A.1
    D.1

    Facial features:

    C.2
    D.1

    I thought I might be a dramatic classic but not sure ..

    Thanks in advance , I’m really enjoying your site 👍

    Laura

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  6. Hi Rebekkah, thank you for explaining the Kibbe system. I’m guessing I might be TR, but I am really no sure. Do you mind helping me out?
    My answers were:
    Bone Structure of Body:
    3 D; 1 A; 2 E

    Facial Bones
    1 C; 1 D, 1 A

    Flesh of the Body
    1 B, 2 E

    Facial Features
    2 A, 1 C

    Altogether: 4 A; 1 B; 2 C; 6 D; 4 E

    I am 5’4, have a rather pronounced pear shape, small waist and bust, but some sharp facial features and small wide hands and feet.

    Thank you in advance!
    Sophia

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  7. Still struggling to sort it out!
    Based on my responses…
    Bone: D3, E3, B1, C1
    Face: C2, A1
    Body: B1, D1, C1
    Facial Features: E1, C1, B1
    (I think!?)

    I honestly thought I might be some kind of Gamine or Dramatic, but I’m not sure! I’m petite (5’1″) with an athletic hourglass figure (curvy with a small waist, but not chubby at all), big aquiline nose, big eyes, moderate mouth, moderate chin, moderate/yang cheeks. Really hard to say.

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  8. Hi! I have just gotten into these body types and I find it really interesting. Even though I have an idea of my body type, it’d be great to get some clarification. My results are:

    Bone Structure: D,E,A,B,D,D,E,E
    Facial Bones: E,C,D
    Flesh of the body: B,E,E
    Facial Features: D,E,E

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  9. Hi, that is really interesting and inspiring. I declaring my wardrobe actually. The clothes i most like on me i found in the body type SC. My results are 10 D and 5 C what mean im more a TR, or? It would be great if you can help me. Lovely greetings

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    1. Thanks Tami! Your results are consistent with being TR, but because theatrical romantics and soft classics are right beside each other on the body type ‘spectrum’ they can borrow each others’ lines pretty easily.

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  10. Bone strucutre of the body
    1A
    1E
    2B
    4D
    Facial bones
    2E
    1C
    Flesh of the body
    2A
    1D
    Facial features
    2E
    1C

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  11. Hello Rebekah,
    I have been trying to figure out my results on the quiz, but I am still not quite sure. It sounds Flamboyant Gamine; but I look a good bit more delicate than that robust description. I would like a second opinion, if I may.

    Bone Structure
    1E
    2B
    5A

    Facial Bones
    1B
    2A

    Flesh
    3A

    Facial Features
    1D
    2E

    Thank you in advance!

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      1. Ooh, thank you! I just had to reply to thank you specially, for I have had great difficulty in correlating myself with the FG style, even though so much of it was natural to me to wear! But your Pinterest board (and Audrey Hepburn in particular!) really helped me see the true picture, and I fit in perfectly now! It has been so frustrating, but I had high hopes when I found your blog, for it was the first site that seemed to deal with the subject so properly! Thanks and best wishes.

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