Kibbe Classic Body Type For Wardrobe, Style And Makeup
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4 Dec

Kibbe Classic Body Type For Wardrobe, Style, And Makeup

Are you wondering how Kibbe Classic Body Type looks and how to style it?

This article has all the answers!

The main feature of the Kibbe Classic Body Type is symmetry and ideal proportions, observed both in facial features and in body structure.

As you know, these are very rare features. Consequently, classic women are probably the smallest group of all thirteen types. Balanced symmetry and ideal proportions are desirable characteristics for most women.

Unfortunately, these ideal qualities seem almost unrealistic; it seems that classical women do not exist at all, and we are dealing here with a purely theoretical type.

David Kibbe indeed pointed out in his book that there may be slight deviations from the description of the model in this type. However, in the end, classical beauty is a very unusual phenomenon. The yin and yang elements are supposed to be in perfect balance.

At the same time, they do not manifest themselves in their extreme forms, as is the case with the gamine types. The eyes are never very large, the lips are not too full, and there is no boyish silhouette or too round shapes.

In the classical type, the elements of Yin and Yang are in perfect balance. As a result, they create a woman of model beauty, full of harmony. It is worth emphasizing that perfect, classic beauty is not characteristic of typical feminine attributes.

If this were the case, the female yin element would have to dominate. None of the elements dominate in the classic type, resulting in a pure and noble, self-sufficient beauty. David Kibbe even mentions a penchant for light, a masculine focus in building bones. The structure of the body can also show slight tendencies towards musculature. As you can see, this is the perfect balance between Yin and Yang.

The leading representatives of the classics are Princess of Monaco – Grace Kelly and the biggest star of French cinema – Catherine Deneuve. Although these days, they are sometimes classified as Soft Classic due to the minimal dominance of the female Yin element. In principle, ideal faces and silhouettes do not exist, and classical beauty dominates certain features and not their absolute whole. Therefore, Grace Kelly and Catherine Deneuve can easily be considered representatives of the classic type.

Among the stars of the younger generation, the red-haired Full Spring or Amy Adams stands out with classic beauty.

  • How does the classic woman get on this list?
  • Is classical beauty the consummate ideal?
  • Or maybe we will meet beautiful women in each of the thirteen types?

Not necessarily perfectly symmetrical and proportional, but still very attractive.

CLASSIC – BODY CONCEPT – DISTINCTIVE FEATURES:

Height – from 164 cm to 174 cm.

  • Medium vertical lines
  • Body type – usually a rectangle (adipose tissue is evenly deposited)
  • Shoulders – slightly sloping, in proportion to the hips
  • Arms and legs – in proportion to or slightly longer in relation to the body
  • Palms and feet – proportionate, of moderate size
  • Bust – medium, proportional
  • Waist – exquisitely chosen
  • Hips – in proportion to the arms and waist
  • Forearms – Proportional, medium length


CLASSIC – FACE – FEATURES:

The lower part of the face is proportional, without features

Nose – proportional, medium size

Cheekbones – medium, symmetrical

Eyes – symmetrical, medium-sized and shaped, medium spacing

Lips – uniform, medium size, proportional

Cheeks – Medium, slightly defined

In his typology, Kibbe places the Classics clearly in the center on the Yin-Yang scale and defines them as “Refined Lady.”

The classics embody perfect balance, harmony, stability, symmetry. They have a regular, symmetrical, well-defined face line; the front and profile are balanced and verified as if nature itself has found a middle ground.

Representatives of this type look elegant, organized, and balanced. Clear cheekbones, naturally arched and slightly raised eyebrows, calm eyes, clear gaze. The lips are almost always even and of medium fullness; they cannot be called either thin or full.

Facial features separately, look and image bring calmness and confidence, without any special emotions. In the face of this type, one can always feel a kind of nobility and aristocracy.

The physique of the Kibbe Classic Body Type is also harmonious and balanced, and the structure of the skeleton is proportionate. The figure is straight and can be slightly angular (but not too much, for example, in the Dramatics).

The proportions of the chest-waist-hips are proportionate, harmonious, without pronounced changes in volume (as we saw in Romantics). The limbs are of medium length, maybe slightly longer. The musculature is sinewy, not very voluminous.

In short, the Classic Body Types are balanced with a balanced type of beauty. That is why the beauty of the classic type does not immediately strike the eye but is revealed when studied.

When you begin to study the facial features of such a girl, admiration for this harmony comes. Not by the brightness of the features that are striking: huge eyes, or full lips, or a large nose, but by quiet harmony and correctness.

And, of course, restraint, aristocracy, and minimalism will be the best decoration for a classic-type girl. And we move on to style guidelines.

Kibbe Classic Body Type Style

Symmetry is the main key to understanding the basis of the image for the classics. The lines of your clothing should follow the lines of your body.

The silhouette should be clean and continuous. It would be best if you always thought over the kit from head to toe. The negligence and eclecticism, which are now quite popular, can destroy the harmony of the image of the classics.

In my experience, the classics intuitively feel what fits them well and are drawn to simple, clear, and correct shapes and lines.

The classic type is truly luxuriously revealed, surrounded by expensive quality fabrics. When I shop with a classic body type owner, we focus not on quantity but on the quality of things and materials.

For a Kibbe Classic Body Type, the statement “less is more ” is true. In short, this is the pickiest type of investing in a wardrobe. Fabrics should be of moderate density, matte, or with a slight sheen.

In the details, you must adhere to minimalism. They only complete the image but never draw attention to themselves.

Colors. Neutral, monochrome color schemes, low contrast color combinations.

Prints. Symmetrical, non-contrasting: thin stripe, check, herringbone, small speck.

Jackets. Choose jackets of standard length, slightly longer than the beginning of the thigh, simple and concise in shape, following the contours of the body.

Skirts. It should be simple and smooth, of medium length (around the knee), with a minimum of detail. There may be slight folds or draperies.

Pants. In the spirit of minimalism. Perfect fit. A minimum of details. Not wide.

Blouses. Regular fit in elegant silk or soft cotton.

Knitwear. Warm sweaters and cardigans shouldn’t be heavy. Choose smooth knits and fine knits such as cashmere and silk.

Dresses. It should be elegant, not wide. The waist may be accentuated. Shirtdress, sheath dress, wrap dress – these are the best options for the classics.

Bags. Made of soft leather with a clear shape and medium size.

Decorations. Choose sleek, elegant, and symmetrical. Decorations should not be large and catchy, and there should not be many of them.

The hairstyle should be smooth and well-groomed. If your hair is curly, it shouldn’t look chaotic either. The preferred length is medium. Hair color should be as natural and rich as possible.

Makeup. Try to keep it moderate, with fuzzy edges, well-shaded. If your appearance has high contrast, then the makeup should be brighter; if it is low – less. In short, strive for balance.

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Iryna Fedorchak

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Hello, I am Iryna. A creative Ukrainian soul living in Lisbon, Portugal. I know fashion, I speak beauty and I know what lifestyle suits you the best. Here I will show you how fashion manifestation looks like as well as I want it to be an inspiring space for women of all religions and heritage. I hope I can help and advise you about your fashion preferences. Let's do fashion together! I love to create and re-create looks showcasing the life of European Bohemia in Portugal, researching Dos' and Donts' of the beauty realm, throwing my philosophy like confetti.