If your answers to the Kibbe body test were mostly Ds (Romantic) alongside a few Es (Romantic) and As (Dramatic), then you would be categorized as having a theatrical romantic body type.
The Kibbe theatrical romantic body type can be characterized as having strong Yin (feminine) features such as softness and delicacy, while also having a slight masculine (Yan) definition to them.
What does the Theatrical Romantic Body Type Look Like?
Although all theatrical romantic body types are usually soft with a touch of drama, that doesn’t mean that all theatrical romantics look the same.
Whilst some theatrical romantics might have more curvy and voluptuous hourglass waists, others might have more of a straight waist. However, the theatrical romantic bone structure is similar for all people with this Kibbe body type.
People with the theatrical romantic skeleton (bone structure) are usually 5’5 or under, meaning that they can be classified as ‘petite’. Adding to this petiteness is a general smallness and delicateness to their bone structure, although some features such as their cheekbones, nose, shoulders, and jawline may be slightly sharper in appearance.
Body Flesh and Facial Features
Meanwhile, the body flesh of a theatrical romantic body type – which includes body parts like bust, waist, hips, and thighs – is a lot more variable. The body flesh for most theatrical romantics is generally soft and fleshy, especially in the arms and legs area. However, the voluptuous softness of their body is usually smallish and trim overall in accordance with the petite bone structure of theatrical romantics.
The facial features (facial flesh and bones) of theatrical romantics usually include soft cheeks, full lips, large/slightly upturned eyes, and facial bones that are small, delicate, and slightly sharp.
Yin and Yan: a Recipe for Perfection
So, if your skeleton (shoulders, limbs, vertical lines), facial features and body flesh (bust, waist, hips) are mostly Yin with a slight slash of Yan, you can safely assume that you have the theatrical romantic Kibbe body type.
Theatrical Romantic vs Soft Gamine
Another popular Kibbe body type is soft gamine. Like the theatrical romantic, this body type is determined by a significant amount of D/E (Romantic) answers. However, the soft gamine body type is usually the result of significantly more (A/B) (Dramatic) answers than that of the theatrical romantic.
Differences Between Theatrical Romantic and Soft Gamine
So, whilst both of these body types involve a combination of Yin and Yan, the combination is closer to 50/50 for the soft gamine body type, whilst for theatrical romantics, the combination is more like 80/20 for Yin and Yan respectively. This means that whilst the presence of masculine and feminine qualities is more mixed for the soft gamine type, the theatrical romantic is usually defined as being mostly feminine with some masculine undertones. Herein lies the main difference between these two body types.
Similarities Between Theatrical Romantic and Soft Gamine
However, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be some similarities between the two. People with the soft gamine body type are usually also petite, measuring up at 5’5 or smaller. Their frame is also often similarly fleshy to the theatrical romantic frame, although it tends towards being more angular and defined with more waist definition due to the presence of Yan.
As for the bone structure, their face will usually appear similar to the theatrical romantic face with its predominately fleshy appearance and slight definition in areas like the nose and cheekbone. Where the soft gamine type differs, however, is with the fact that their faces usually contain stronger and more defined jawlines in comparison to the theatrical romantic.
Soft gamines generally also have a slightly wider and broader bone structure due to the higher levels of Yan in comparison to the theatrical romantics, whose bone structure is comparatively narrower and more ‘birdlike’.
Theatrical Romantic Celebrities
Whilst it is a popular pastime to try to determine a celebrity’s Kibbe body type, the nuances between them make it difficult for one to know for sure. However, there are some celebrities that have been ‘Kibbe-verified’, meaning that we can know for sure that they are theatrical romantic.
So, in order to get an idea of how theatrical romantic bodies look visually, here are some of the most famous faces that so happen to have theatrical romantic body types:
- Joan Collins
- Mila Kunis
- Salma Hayek
- Donna Mills
- Hedy Lamarr
- Jane Seymour
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive, but it is interesting to look at these celebrities and consider not only how the similarities in their theatrical romantic body types manifest, but also how they differ.
Styling Theatrical Romantic Hair
For theatrical romantics, hair that has volume is really important. Voluminous hair can help to complement your softer features and frame some of the harder ones, whilst flatter/thinner hair might look unflattering because it doesn’t frame the face and balance out the fleshiness.
For this same reason, medium-length hair is better for people with the theatrical romantic body type than super long hair. Theatrical romantics should aim for hairstyles that help their hair look fuller, softer, and more rounded. Subsequently, more ornate and stylized hairdos are the best way to go.
As for hair color, more vibrant colors are better for theatrical romantics because they can help present an effective contrast to your facial features and help to frame your face better.
Theatrical Romantic Makeup
Meanwhile, when it comes to makeup, Kibbe recommends some of the following do’s and don’ts.
- Wear glossy and bright lipsticks/lip-glosses
- Make your eyes pop with glittery/bright eyeliner
- Wear your eyeliner smudged and your mascara heavy
- Highlight your orbital bone whilst adding a darker shadow to your outer lids
- Go for a blush that is sparkly and more rounded as opposed to emphasizing cheekbones
- Go for neutral and smoky eye colors
- Over-contour your face
When it comes to the theatrical romantic Kibbe body type, you really have it all. You have the benefits of feminine softness whilst also having a degree of handsome definition in your bone structure that can help you strike the perfect balance between pretty and elegant.