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The 13 Kibbe Body Types and Their Clothing Recommendations

The Kibbe body type system is an image identity system created by David Kibbe in his book Metamorphis in the 1980s. If this is sounding familiar, you are probably already aware that it is a system that types people based on three main factors: their bone structure, their flesh and how it lays on top …

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Kibbe Weight Gain Patterns + Plus Size Examples

Well, if you’re here, welcome to the rabbit hole that is the Kibbe Image Identity System. I’m only half-joking.  The Kibbe body types are an array of 13 style types based on physical characteristics (and personality essence). Unlike the traditional (fruit) body shape theory, which focuses on achieving balance and symmetry, Kibbe’s archetypes are more in line with …

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Kibbe: Flamboyant Natural Style Guide

Flamboyant Natural: Natural with a Dramatic Undercurrent You’ve been introduced to Kibbe’s body typing system, taken the quizzes, mulled over the results, and have officially typed yourself as a Flamboyant Natural. Now, if all of those words seemed as though I was talking in a foreign language, you should start with the principles behind the …

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Kibbe: Soft Dramatic Body Type Style Guide

Soft Dramatic: Soft and statuesque with a diva essence I assume if you’re here you’ve fallen down the kibbe rabbit hole, attempted to type yourself, and have now come to the conclusion (or hope to have finally come to the conclusion) that you are a soft dramatic body type.  Now what? Well, the kibbe body …

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An Introduction to the Kibbe Body Types

You’ve probably already been introduced to the traditional body typing system, with your hourglass figures, pear shapes, apple shapes, inverted triangle, and rectangle shapes.  But, there is another advanced body shape system that gives a whole new meaning to your look, and it’s called the Kibbe body type. The Kibbe Body Types The Kibbe body …

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