Are you wondering how Romantic Body Type looks and how to style it?
This article has all the answers!
A romantic body type woman is usually associated with an ethereal, delicate blonde with a petite curvy body, and David Kibbe had a completely different vision. According to his concept, a representative of the romantic type basically has the most feminine body structure. Full bosom, narrow waist, and rounded hips are the most characteristic romantic features, regardless of weight to height.
The arms are rounded, the bust is not always the same as that of the dramatic, as is the soft dramatic, although it is always significant, the hips and buttocks are more rounded, and the waist is more clearly defined.
Let’s take a look at the figures of Marilyn Monroe (romantic) and Sophia Loren (soft dramatic). In addition to the more refined body structure, Marilyn’s narrow, delicate hands are clearly visible (a strong dominance of the female Yin element – both in the form of the body and the bone structure). Sophia Loren has long, well-defined collarbones, and her bone structure is dominated by the male element Yang.
Romantic type: Yin bone structure, Yin body structure
Soft dramatic type: Yang bone structure, Yin body structure (romantics tend to be shorter than soft dramatics)
Certain types in the case of overweight change their physiognomy in a completely different way. Fatty tissue in romantic women is deposited along all the round lines of the body. The waist is still narrower and more curved.
ROMANTIC – FIGURE – DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
Height – low or medium (up to 167 cm)
Short vertical lines (rounded shapes make a romantic woman appear lower than she really is)
The silhouette type is an hourglass (regardless of the ratio of weight and height); this is not an hourglass with straight, wide arms, as is the case with the soft dramatic; pear shape is also possible.
Shoulders – Rounded, often strong
Arms and legs – relatively short in relation to height and body
Hands and feet – small and thin (narrow or wide)
Bust – Large or Medium
Waist – narrow, pronounced notch
Hips – Slim, round, clearly visible from the waist
Forearms – short, full (slightly rounded even with low weight)
The skeleton of a romantic is delicate, miniature, bones are also delicate, may be slightly wide. But one must remember that looking at a girl of a romantic type, it would never occur to her to say that she has a “bony” build or structure of her face.
Romantics almost always have a tendency to gain weight.
And height tends to be from medium to miniature.
The figure of a romantic, as a rule, resembles an hourglass in shape. Lush breasts and hips and, of course, a thin waist is sure to be present.
ROMANTIC – FACE – FEATURES
The lower part of the face is thin with soft lines; round or slightly tapered (sometimes wide, like Salma Hayek)
Nose – delicately defined, soft lines, often broader
Cheeks – thin, rounded
Eyes – large or medium, usually rounded
Lips – full (slightly or very full)
Cheeks – thin, slightly rounded (even for thin women)
Everything in the appearance of Romantic Types is rounded: the oval of the face, eyes, curvaceous body shapes.
David Kibbe called this type “Dream Spinner”.
Romantics are the embodiment of pure Yin: delicate, round and curvy.
The facial features of the romantic type are also rounded and curvy. Large, round eyes, full lips, lush cheeks, slightly wide, neat nose.
Romantic Body Type Style
The main word for romantic body type is softness.
Particular attention should be paid to the forms. And this is a fundamental point. The shape should be round with soft edges! Always accentuate your silhouette – the hourglass body shape!
Don’t try to pack your curves into tight, straight lines; this will always look bad. Circles, spirals, and intricate flowing prints directly express your extreme Yin.
The silhouette should be fluid and loose to showcase your voluptuous curves.
As I noted, the accentuated waist is an important detail, as is the presence of soft draperies.
Choose fabrics that are easy to drape. Soft and pliable fabrics are also among the favourites of the romantic body type. And don’t forget the soft nap textures.
All details should be soft, intricate and feminine, emphasising framing your face. Large bows, ruffles, lace are always good choices, but they should be feminine, not childish.
Necklines should be soft, draped with curled edges (heavily decorated necklines will also look great).
The shoulders should be gently arched without sharp edges.
Sleeves should be tied around the wrist with an intricate closure or be very soft and fluid. Any glitter will be a great option (pearls, sequins, beads, etc.).
The waist should always be emphasized – with soft gathers, pleats, lightweight and flexible straps to give accent. Buckles should always be intricate in detail and feminine.
You need to combine different elements of your clothes not to disturb the fabric’s overall fluidity and the look’s softness. Mix colors and textures, but avoid any harsh contrasts between the top and bottom of the look.
Jackets: They should always be fitted—soft, well-fitting, with a belt at the waist or a strap. When choosing a jacket, please pay attention to the lapels; they should be curved and rounded. A lapelless model would also be a good choice. Draperies will be a suitable attractive accent here too.
Skirts: Your skirts can be curvy. Have soft ruffles at the waist. Uneven hem is possible. Your base skirt is a tulip skirt. All skirts widening to the bottom are a great option; length with an uneven hem – to the middle of the calf; and up to the knee – if it is a tulip skirt with a straight hemline.
Pants: Should always be soft and show your curves. They should be gently tucked together at the waist, drawing attention to her.
Blouses: Soft, draped. Intricate, interesting ruffles and curls. Antique style blouses are suitable for romantics.
Sweaters: Soft, fluffy knit. Plush. Short length with emphasis on the waist.
Dresses: The form of dresses should always be feminine and fluid. The waist is emphasized; it can be exquisitely decorated, with a fluffy skirt, a sun skirt.
Choose small, rounded bags made from soft, pliable leather or fabric. With a complex ornament. Luxurious. Neat shoulder straps. Elegantly slim portfolios.
Jewelry: should always be delicate and bright, with intricate and luxurious details. Rounded shapes, curves, spirals. Shining materials – crystals, stones, glass, polished metal.
The appearance of the hair should be very well-groomed. Hairstyles – gently frame the face. Avoid harshness. Curls will look good.
Hair color should be rich and luxurious. Lightened strands are possible without solid contrast (especially if you are a brunette). Individual, brighter strands will work well for medium to light hair tones. Be careful with the intense colors – platinum blonde, black and blue, and fiery red.
This color will often be too harsh if it’s not your natural shade. If this is your color, do not lighten it, as this will immediately add ten years to your age!
Makeup should be soft and watercolour-like. Soft colors (pink, peach, reddish, pink) on the cheeks and lips will help create the desired impression. Eye makeup should be smooth, with some shine, even for daytime. Evening makeup can even be with a lot of glitters!