Short version: no, there’s no secret at all – Kibbe system can be used by anyone without any limitations or special rules.
You might think: how about the fact that in different regions people have different heights and specific features that are more prominent? Shouldn’t the region/country/descent be taken into account to make the Kibbe image IDs be distributed evenly in every region? Does applying the same system to everyone mean that some ethnicities have lower chance overall of being certain image IDs? I think these are the questions that rightfully occur because I presume that people may find it maybe a bit unfair that women in regions with shorter average heights have higher chance of being Yin-dominant image IDs since being tall means having a lot of Yang according to Kibbe’s system.
All these questions aren’t directly answered in the book Metamorphosis (1987) by David Kibbe and in this post I’ll give my own thoughts on them according to my understanding because this issue is directly related to the false idea of ‘beauty standards’ and discrimination. Let’s start!
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‘Vibe’ has to be one of the most confusing myths about David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis. If your ultimate goal is to determine your Kibbe image identity (mistakenly referred to as ‘body type’), this post is exactly for you. I think it’s necessary to use common sense (which, unfortunately, isn’t that common at all) and bust another BS myth about Kibbe’s system – all this notion about how every image has a ‘vibe’ that can help you somehow. Let’s start!
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Greetings ❤️ I’ve just posted about how I got to know and love Kibbe’s Metamorphosis and this is a follow-up post. I am a Soft Gamine, but this post will probably be relevant for anyone interested in Kibbe’s system because I’ll share how I actually apply it. To me, the main thing about applying Kibbe’s system in practice is understanding my Yin-Yang balance. I don’t follow book recommendations to every last detail, however I find them extremely helpful regardless. I’ll give examples from my Pinterest and some examples of how Kibbe’s suggestions work in terms of applying the Yin and Yang balance knowledge in practice. Also, this post is ultimately about how I apply this system – not ‘how to dress if you’re a Soft Gamine’. Let’s begin!
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You might have noticed that in my blog I use quotation marks whenever I say Kibbe ‘body types’. This isn’t me being obsessed with punctuation – this is me being ironic about the whole ‘body type’ thing (oops, I did it again!) referring to Kibbe and how much it doesn’t align with what Kibbe’s Metamorphosis is all about. If you’re interested in Kibbe, this post is for you!
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What is Rihanna’s Kibbe ‘body type’? Understanding why she’s not a Theatrical Romantic can help you understand your own image ID better.
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You may want to determine your Kibbe body type for a variety of reasons: finding what suits you best and making shopping easier or it may be a part of your self-discovery journey. If you’re struggling with figuring your Kibbe type out, here’s a list of 5 possible reasons why it can be difficult and how to solve them.
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This topic is very close to my heart and I feel like some things have to be said. After years of research in the field of style, fashion history, body type systems, and face shape theories, body shape and face shape recommendations I have come to conclusions that will surprise you. If you’ve ever tried to determine your body and face shape, then this post is for you. Continue reading “Body Shapes, Face Shapes, Confidence, and Patriarchy. Where It All Went Wrong”
I notice a great deal of confusion about Kibbe’s body type system, especially when it comes to Yin and Yang. The understanding of these two forces is crucial for defining one’s type and place on the Yin-Yang scale. Quite often such absolutely different types as Soft Classic and Soft Natural, or even Soct Classic and Soft Dramatic are being confused. This stems undoubtedly from the lack of understanding of how Yin and Yang work in our features in Kibbe’s body type system. I’m not a Kibbe expert – the only expert is David Kibbe himself, but I’m presenting this topic following his views. So let’s clarify it.
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What is the first rule of any good research? Going to the source material. We could drown in a sea – no, ocean – of bad information and misintepretation if we’d believe everything that’s out there. And sadly, this is what’s happening now to the Kibbe body type system.
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