The Essence of Kibbe’s Theory On Body Types And Clothing Styles [PART THREE]

Thoughts and Conclusion

Despite the detailed description of this theory, I cannot help but ask whether the body type really matters when it comes down to buying clothes?

I know people often say dress for your figure, know the lines that best flatter your physique but in all honesty doesn’t this restrain a person from truly expressing themselves? However, it could also mean that it simplifies the clothing options to choose from by giving some sort of a guideline.

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The Essence Of Kibbe’s Theory On Body Types And Clothing Styles [PART TWO]

The Body Types

Dramatic (All Yang): The main characteristics of a dramatic body type is being 5 ft 5 inches and over. Their bone structure is angular with sharp edges. They can have square or narrow shoulders as well as a narrower hip. Their facial structures are prominent and sharp (jawline, cheekbones, nose etc). In addition, they have taut skin and a strong vertical or straight body that lacks in the chest region (small or flat chested) which can be maintained even when they gain or lose weight. Their hands and feet are long and narrow.
Examples of a dramatic type would be Tilda Swinton or Taylor Swift.

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Brands or No Brands

If you had to pick between branded clothing and non-branded clothing, which would you pick?

Some may say with branded clothing you are paying for the quality because the brand is well known therefore it must be reliable. However, with wearing certain brands there is a certain connotation that surrounds the clothing which can give either a positive or negative impression on the wearer. This can alter how a person might view you. Subconsciously, it can be a method to showcase status which can divide a certain demographic from each other.

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