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David Kibbe body type test – Olga Brylińska Image Consultant
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David Kibbe body type test

Please bear in mind that the test results depend solely on how perceptive and aware you are of your own body and general appearance. How we look at ourselves is usually highly subjective. Additionally, our facial features often differ from pure Kibbe type descriptions. Therefore, the test results are often incorrect.



Vertical lines (it’s not about your height; rather how tall you appear to be):
A. Long (People always think I’m taller than I really am.)
B. Moderately Long (People sometimes guess I’m slightly taller.)
C. Moderate (People usually guess my height correctly or aren’t at all surprised by it)
D. Smallish (People usually think I’m much shorter, probably because of my curvy figure.)
E. Petite (It’s evident to everyone that I am small.)


A. Narrow, sharp (slim)
B. Broad, blunt, bulky (more or less)
C. Symmetrical, even, or slightly sloped
D. Sloped, usually narrower than hips
E. Sloped, full, rounded, always narrower than hips


Arms and legs:
A. Elongated, narrow
B. Elongated, broad
C. Moderate, in even proportion to my height and upper torso
D. Slightly shortish
E. Very short in proportion to my height and upper torso


Hands and feet:
A. Long and narrow
B. Large and broad
C. Moderate, neither long nor broad
D. Small, narrow, delicate
E. Small and slightly wider


The overall shape of the body:
A. Long, lean (regardless of height)
B. Broad, muscular
C. Symmetrical, evenly proportioned
D. Very shapely, a delicate hourglass
E. Very soft, lushly curved, a ripe hourglass


A. Lean, taut, with small breasts (even when overweight)
B. Wide, with average breasts (tends to add a little flesh when overweight)
C. Moderate, in even proportion to my waist and hips (bust measurement is always similar to hips measurements, regardless of your weight)
D. Shapely, curved, short torso (tends to add flesh when overweight)
E. Very prominent, lushly curved


A. Slim, slender, no distinctly defined waistline
B. Slim, straight, no waistline
C. Moderate, slightly defined
D. Very thin, very defined waistline
E. Delicate waistline


A. Straight, narrow, boyish
B. Straight, slightly wide
C. In even proportion to my waistline, bust and shoulders
D. Shapely, rounded, very pronounced, and distinct from my waistline
E. Wide, rounded, soft (whatever my weight)


Upper arms:
A. Slim, slender
B. Rather slim but muscular
C. Moderate, neither extremely soft nor extremely muscular or sinewy
D. Rather soft, short (tend to get flabby easily)
E. Very rounded, slightly wide, and soft (tend to get flabby easily)

Facial Bones

A. Sharp, very prominent with distinct chin or square
B. Broad and blunt
C. Moderate, with no distinctive features
D. Delicate, sometimes slightly tapered
E. Rounded or wide with soft lines


A. Sharp, prominent
B. Broad, relatively flat, and large
C. Moderate, neither small or large
D. Delicate, narrow
E. Delicately outlined, soft lines, often slightly wider


A. High, sharp, prominent
B. Wide
C. Moderate, symmetrical
D. Delicate, narrow, slightly rounded
E. Rounded


A. Narrow, straight or almond-shaped, closely spaced
B. Narrow, straight, widely spaced
C. Symmetrical, moderate size and shape, moderately spaced
D. Rounded or almond-shaped, moderately or closely spaced
E. Round and large


A. Straight, narrow, sometimes described as „thin-lipped”; may be wider but not full
B. Straight, strong, slightly broad, but not full
C. Moderately shaped, proportional, not overly full
D. Slightly full
E. Very full


Cheekbones (flesh):
A. Taut and flat (even when overweight)
B. Fairly taut and relatively flat (full and rounded when overweight)
C. Moderate, softly outlined
D. Soft and rounded (may be extremely full with excess weight)
E. Delicate, rounded (even when you’re thin)

The basic elements are Dramatic, Natural, Romantic.

Classic – it is not an element; it determines symmetry and proportions
Gamine – it is compactness, and the clash of extreme Yin and Yang features


A – Dramatic element
B – Natural element
C – balanced proportions and symmetry
D – balanced proportions and symmetry with the direction towards E answers
E – Romantic element


Dominant A answers DRAMATIC – Yang+++

Dominant E and/or D answers – ROMANTIC – Yin+++

Dominant C answers CLASSIC – Yin++/Yang++

Dominant B answers NATURAL – Yang++/Yin+

Dominant A and E answers – GAMINE – Yang+++/Yin+++


The A answers dominate, and they are combined with several E answers:

SOFT DRAMATIC – dramatic-romantic type Yang+++/Yin++


The E and/or D answers dominate, and they are combined with several A answers:

THEATRICAL ROMANTIC – romantic-dramatic type Yin+++/Yang+


The C answers dominate, and they are combined with several A and/or B answers:

DRAMATIC CLASSIC – classic-dramatic type Yin++/Yang+++


The C and/or D answers dominate, and they are combined with several E answers:

SOFT CLASSIC – classic-romantic type Yin+++/Yang++


The B answers dominate, and they are combined with several A answers:

FLAMBOYANT NATURAL – natural type with a touch of dramatic Yang+++/Yin+


The B answers dominate, and they are combined with several D and/or E answers:

SOFT NATURAL – natural type with a touch of romantic Yang++/Yin+++


The answers are almost an equal mix of A and E, and are combined with several B answers.

Optional – the A answers dominate, and they are combined with several B and/or E answers. 

FLAMBOYANT GAMINE – extravagant tomboy type Yang++++/Yin+++


The answers are a mix of A and E, and are combined with several D answers.

Optional – the E answers dominate, and they are combined with several A and/or D answers. 

SOFT GAMINE – romantic tomboy type Yin++++/Yang+++

If you are in doubt about which type you are, use the below list of comparisons.


A Soft Dramatic woman is taller. She has thicker bones. The male Yang element dominates, the female Yin element is in the background. The body structure is more massive.
A Theatrical Romantic woman is smaller. She has more defined bones. The female element Yin dominates, and the male Yang element is in the background. The body structure is more petite, and the curves are more delicate.


A Soft Gamine woman is shorter and more petite. She has a more delicate bone structure, slightly angular shoulders and the outline of the jaw. Her hands and feet are somewhat square but small and delicate. The body structure, even if it is round, does not match the very distinct curves of the Romantic type.
A Romantic woman has wider bones and a more massive build. She has a rounded shoulder line and the outline of the jaw. Plumper hands and feet. Overall, the shapes are lush and very round, as feminine as possible.


Classic women have a more symmetrical face and body structure and smaller bones. Regular and more subtly sculpted facial features.
Natural women have a more muscular build and thicker bones. Less regular features and a wider face.


Dramatic women are taller. The body structure is characterized by longer vertical lines (longer arms, legs, body). It has narrower eyes and less full lips.
Gamine women tend to be shorter. They have a more delicate bone structure, although still sharp and angular. They have larger eyes, fuller lips, and more delicate facial features.


A Flamboyant Natural female is taller. She has more massive bones and a wider face. She also has a stronger body structure.
A Flamboyant Gamine woman is shorter and smaller. She has a more expressive beauty and moves more vigorously.


A Soft Classic woman has a more symmetrical bone structure and a more petite body structure. The body is softer and more delicate.
A Soft Natural woman has a more massive figure and wider shoulders. Her bones are stronger than the Soft Classic type. The eyes are often more prominent, and the lips are fuller.


A Dramatic Classic woman is more bony. The arms, jawline, hands, and feet are more square. The facial features are sharper.
A Classic woman has a more symmetrical bone structure. The arms, jaw outline, hands, and feet are narrower. The facial features are more symmetrical.


A Soft Gamine woman has a rounder physique. Hands and feet are plump. The bone structure is stronger. The eyes are large and round („Bette Davis Eyes”), the lips are full, and the cheeks resemble two halves of an apple.
A Theatrical Romantic woman is smaller, and her curves are softer. The hands and feet are much narrower, as is the entire bone structure. The eyes are also quite round but slightly slanting (the outer corners point upwards). The lips are not as full. The cheekbones are much sharper and more expressive.

It is worth remembering that there are exceptions to every rule. It is unrealistic to describe the nuances of female beauty in thirteen types. The important thing is that most of our beauty features correspond to a given type. We should also remember that the primary determinant of belonging to a given type is the perfect clothes for our figure and the most appropriate style.