Are you wondering how Theatrical Romantic Body Type looks like and how to style it?
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The Theatrical Romantic type is characterized by several features of the Romantic type. However, the admixture of dramatic features plays a significant role. A pinch of the Yang(divine male) element added to the most feminine type of beauty that the romantic type stands for, adding tremendous changes in appearance and temperament (the whole essence of the personality).
The two Oscar winner, charming Vivien Leigh, is considered the leading representative of the Theatrical Romantic character. Looking closely at her face, we will see the worrier hidden behind a gentle, feminine beauty. The masculine element Yang (divine male) makes the faces of theatrical romantic women no longer just gentle romantic; they become intriguing and significant. A seductive, sensual appearance replaces delicate beauty.
Kibbe himself called the representatives of this type “femme fatale“. They have a striking appearance with expressive facial features.
Moreover, Vivien Leigh often played the role of a seductive femme fatale in her personal and professional life.
Before Vivien Leigh played Scarlett O’Hara, Jean Harlow (Theatrical Romantic) flourished in Hollywood. Her stage image inspired the young Norma Jean, who became known throughout the world as Marilyn Monroe, faithfully followed the style of her idol.
Unfortunately, Norma did not have the strong charisma typical of Theatrical Romance. The expressive look of Marilyn Monroe is the result of several fixes and complete hair recoloring. The romantic Norma Jeane spent three hours every day in front of the mirror to introduce herself to the world as a theatrical romantic.
Yin manifests itself in the appearance of the theatrical romantic in diminutive stature, graceful physique and rounded shapes combined with a thin waist. Large eyes, plump lips, wide hips are all Yin features in appearance. But unlike Pure Romance, there is the influence of Yang: these are sharp shoulders, high cheekbones, a pointed nose and chin, but not large, but delicate.
THEATRICAL ROMANTIC – BODY CONSTRUCTION – FEATURES
Height – low or medium (upto 170cm)
Moderately long vertical lines (depends on how rounded the silhouette is)
Body type – hourglass or pear
Shoulders – slightly sloping or straight, may be angular
Arms and legs – not too long
Hands and feet – narrow, small in relation to height
Bust – medium or large
Waist – clearly marked
Thighs – Rounded
Forearms – not too long, slightly rounded
When gaining weight, the theatrical romantic remains rounded (hourglass body shape) in shape; the waist remains contoured. The weight distributes proportionally, so it does not get squared. Excess weight is most visible on the thighs, arms, and face.
FACE – CHARACTERISTICS
Lower face – slightly tapering, slightly pointed.
Nose – thin, narrow or wide
Cheekbones – slightly defined or slightly more defined
Eyes – large or medium
Lips – beautifully defined, slightly full
Cheeks – Slightly rounded or firm
David Kibbe describes the Theatrical Romantic woman’s figure as being as rounded as Romantic type. The only difference is in the figure and is that the theatrical romantic has a thinner bone structure and sharper edges.
Although romantic type women tend to gain weight, the significant difference between the theatrical and romantic types is not limited to bone structure. The female yin (divine female) element has much less influence on the entire body in the theatrical romantic type than in the romantic type.
The height of the Theatrical Romantic is miniature averaging between 165-167 cm.
The structure of the skeleton is delicate, medium-sized. Bones with slightly sharp angles: shoulders, knees; in the face, it can be a nose, cheekbones, chin. Small palms and feet.
The body shape is feminine, soft and lush, but not wide. The waist is visible, and the chest may be small.
There is softness in the facial features: plump lips, soft cheeks. The eyes are large, can be almond-shaped or feline.
When gaining weight, the Theatrical Romantic type does not lose feminine forms and curves; additional volumes are distributed evenly throughout the body.
Kibbe recommends for theatrical romantic types a silhouette that emphasizes the figure, a rounded shape with intricate and rich decoration with medium-sized details.
It would be best if you always emphasized the silhouette of the hourglass body shape. It is desirable that the shoulders are emphasized, but not wide, and slightly pointed. The lines should be soft and easy to drape.
The fabric should be lightweight and soft to provide drapery and flow. Soft textures like velvet and fluffy textures like angora and boucle will also work well.
The details in the image should be complex, rich, delicate and abundant. Bows, frills, ruffles, medium-sized appliqués. Exquisite fasteners, buttons, buttons may be present.
The colors are bright and juicy. You can play with color and texture but never create a sharp contrast between the top and bottom of the set.
Jackets. It should be short and fitted or fitted at the waist. Basque or peplum may be present. The lapels should be pointed. Rich decoration and small details are welcome.
Skirts. It should showcase a feminine silhouette. Tulip skirt, ruched at the waist, tapering to the hem, knee-length. Or flowing, not stiff skirts, with an asymmetrical hemline, up to mid-calf. Another version of the skirt is a year with intricate details (draperies, folds, sewn-on elements).
Trousers. Should be soft, emphasizing the curves of the body. Ruched and draped at the waist. And towards the bottom should taper in the ankle area.
Blouses. The theatrical romantic needs soft, light ones, with draperies and accentuated shoulders, richly decorated, with complex decor.
Knitwear. Soft and fluffy sweaters with a soft and rounded neckline, rich trim and catchy patterns. Length to the waist, sleeves should also not be long – the best options are to the wrist or 3/4.
Dresses. Looking for graceful options with an accentuated waist and emphasis on the shoulders. Richly decorated with an abundance of details. Soft cutouts; the sleeves taper towards the wrists. With a tapered hem if the dress is short and with a flared hem if long.
Bags. Small, rounded shape made of soft, pliable leather or fabric. With intricate, luxurious ornamentation and intricate finishes. Bags with graceful shoulder straps, made of light soft leather, suede, textiles. Clutches, crossbody made of unusual materials.
Decorations. The theatrical romantic character cannot do without them. Minimalism and simplicity will never decorate this type. The form of jewellery should be round, complex, intricate, ornate—the shine of stones and metal even for day trips. The main thing is the complexity and elegance of their form.
Hairstyle. Hair should always be well-groomed and voluminous, and the shape should be rounded and soft. Soft waves, curls, will serve good. For coloring, choose rich and extreme shades, luxurious and catchy.
Makeup. A shimmery foundation works here, and it is necessary to combine the watercolor softness of paints with sharp details: thoroughly shaded eyeshadow and a crisp upper lid. Bright colors are applicable with good shading.