Are you wondering how Kibbe Soft Gamine Body Type looks and how to style it?
This article has all the answers!
The type is located in the centre next to the Pure Gamine type with on the Yin-Yang scale shift towards Yin.
Like the entire Gamine family, Yin and Yang are eclectically combined. For example, there may be large, rounded eyes and a pointed chin.
And also, additional Yin appears in rounded, soft body shapes.
Kibbe called this type “explosive chic”.
The Soft Gamine type can be described primarily as a Romantic Gamine.
A woman of this type is Gamine, and the romantic trend is an addition, not the main factor.
A stormy set of female and male elements affects the countenance with a partial advantage.
Height diminutive, up to 170 cm. Soft Gamine is one of the most petite types in the Kibbe system.
Bone structure is generally delicate. But some broad bones may appear.
So the shoulders can be vast and angular.
The palms and feet are small but broad and robust while remaining small.
Extremities: legs and arms are often short.
Linear lines may appear on the face. The chin, nose, and cheekbones may be pointed.
But at the same time, the general impression of a doll-like cuteness of the face is preserved.
The eyes are often large and rounded; the cheeks are round and soft; the lips are medium to full.
The structure of the body is soft, with curves. The chest and hips are pronounced, and the waist is naturally emphasized. Often curvy arms at the top and thighs.
As they gain weight, Soft Gamine types become very round. The extra pounds appear in the chest and the upper arms and legs.
The waist is preserved, although it becomes less pronounced.
Figure shape, features and wardrobe
Women of short stature predominate in the Soft Gamine type, although the established limit is almost 170cm (more or less).
And if a higher height is also associated with excess weight, it isn’t easy to talk about an S-size woman.
The cosmetic features remain the same, but the sizes/forms are completely different.
Soft Gamine will look very different with a height of 155 cm and a weight of 50 kg than with a height of 170 cm and 70 kg.
This will naturally lead to a slightly different choice of clothing or accessories.
However, regardless of height or weight, the cosmetic characteristics of all Soft Gamine types remain similar.
And the main key to deciphering this type is the cute faces of girls, regardless of age—this is a strong effect of the Yin element, which are almost 100%.
The structure of bones in the Soft Gamine type is very similar to that of pure Gamine, and the bones are small and slightly angular.
However, the facial bones often give it the shape of the heart and are also slightly wider.
Another characteristic of soft looks, and a common feature, is a rather elongated (but not bulging) chin, as is the case with Reese Witherspoon.
Physiognomic differences between Gamine and Soft Gamine are mainly related to the structure of the bodies, and the feminine element of Yin underlines its activity the most.
Soft Gamine has soft, rounded lines, influencing thinner features and more feminine shapes.
The pure-type Gamine woman has a more boyish figure and slightly sharper features.
Her body is not as strongly marked with the Yin element as in the case of Soft, and the yin element in the type can be noted to varying degrees.
Therefore, the principle in this affiliation determines that not all attributes assigned to a given tradition are applicable here.
The eyes should not be the size of saucers, and the cheeks should evoke fruity associations reminiscent of two halves of an apple.
The most important thing is the general impression a given type’s beauty has on us.
And additional confidence in determining the type will be supported by the question of choosing a wardrobe. The rules are pretty simple despite the looks.
The more the appearance is marked with the yin element, the more it should be emphasized by the wardrobe.
In the case when the Yang element is dominant. In that case, stylization should also go in an androgenic direction, which does not necessarily use all the attributes associated with a given type.
Using the Yin / Yang measure facilitates the definition of individual types, clarifies concepts and affects the form of articles, angularity would be inaccurate).
The style for Soft Gamine was named Spitfire Chic by David Kibbe.
The term is rather mysterious, and probably, only the author himself understands its meaning.
Frenzy and strong expression can complement, and the pinch of zest that gives the styling a bit of a crazy character can be an interesting addition to them.
However, the basic style better reflects the term “a doll”.
Naturally, the point is that the Yin elements are more girly and flirty than strictly feminine or romantic.
A girl whose beauty plays an important role in the Yin element can easily pick up an inappropriate wardrobe.
We all know that poorly chosen clothes worsen or age the look, regardless of type.
SOFT GAMINE BODY TYPE FEATURES
- Height – from low to 170cm
- Relatively short vertical lines (Soft Gamine woman doesn’t seem to be taller than she is)
- Body type – a slightly outlined hourglass or pear body type
- Shoulders – straight, somewhat angular
- Arms and legs – short or proportional to the body
- Palms and feet – small (might be wide)
- Bust – medium or large
- Waist – slightly emphasized
- Thighs – rounded, wider than Pure Gamine
- Forearms – fairly full, relatively short
SOFT GAMINE FACE CHARACTERISTICS
- The lower part of the face is wider, sometimes slightly sharper, tapering to a rather often elongated chin.
- Nose – medium or small, maybe a little wide
- Cheekbones – wide, slightly emphasized
- Eyes – large, round or medium in size
- Lips – full or slightly full
- Cheeks – rounded, often very full, resembling two halves of an apple
Kibbe recommends precise, compact forms and lively, fun images that look holistic and thoughtful.
The silhouette should be well-defined and accentuated at the waist. It is important to think over a holistic image.
In which a combination of opposites is possible but without overloading (for example, only the contrast of color or textures, or patterns).
Fabrics should be light to medium, holding their shape but draping slightly as they move.
A matte finish is preferred, and a slight shine is also possible. Textures shouldn’t be rough or heavy.
Details should always be bright and unusual. It is important to pay attention to the finishing of things.
The line of the shoulders is clear, but no extension.
The cuts are preferably simple and rounded. The collar fits under the throat.
The details near the face should be small and well-cut. Round or rounded shapes are the best choice.
The waist should always be accentuated! The folds from the waist should be small and tight, keeping their shape. A contrasting hem is perfect.
Choose bright and rich colors—intense shades in contrasting combinations.
Bright and bold color schemes.
The print is bright with high contrast. Well-defined and small to medium in size.
Jackets/blazers should be short and have a lot of detail or trim.
The waist is always indicated, and a peplum may be present.
Jackets/blazers should fit, and contrast trim will work well.
The skirts are short, well-defined and trimmed. The waist is clearly defined with neat stitching.
A good option is a tulip skirt, and fluffy skirts work well. The optimal length is just above the knee or mid-calf.
Trousers should always be well-defined, and cropped trousers that reveal the ankle. And also skinny models work well here too.
The blouses are soft and draped but fit tightly around the collar and cuffs.
Lace trim is possible, and also blouses with an intricate cut.
Knitwear: sweaters should indicate the waist: with a nice tiny and tight collar.
The material is soft and cosy (for example, angora or boucle), possibly finishing from beads and appliques.
Dresses with a clear waistline. Dresses with flounces on the skirt and the shoulders are clearly marked.
The skirt is slightly tucked up at the bottom of flared options but without substantial volume.
The bags are small and rounded with a neat shoulder straps. Finishing and decor may be present.
Jewellery is very important for the image of Soft Gamine.
The shape is round, dense, and irregular—bright colours, funny and cute figurines.
An excellent option for jewellery is brooches and hairpins.
Hairstyle: volume and curls with asymmetrical haircuts. Long hair will fit much better than the boyish shortcut.
Hair color should be expressive, and bright shades are recommended.
Makeup in bright colors and rich colors is what Soft Gamine need.
Bright colors accentuate the eyes, blush freshens the cheeks, and highlights the lips with a pinch of gloss.