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Dressy Boots For The Kibbe Body Types | Shopping Guide

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Dressy Boots For The Kibbe Body Types

Knowing your lines can help you buy better the first time so you don’t accumulate clothes and accessories that you don’t use. This post is a buying guide for dressy boots for each of the five main Kibbe body types, with respect to their lines and essence, as recommended by David Kibbe himself.

You can Find Your Kibbe Type by taking the test here.

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Dramatics

The Dramatic Kibbe body type is characterized by long, lean lines, and sharp edges. This gives an elongated, masculine, and powerful appearance. Similarly, Dramatic clothing lines are long and sharp and fabrics are stiff, creating an altogether sleek, sculpted, and elongated look. The Dramatic essence is powerful.

Dramatics should be very careful of shoe shape. Sharp and sleek, not bulky and squarish.

Boots for Kibbe Dramatic

Let’s see this at play on Hailey Bieber, who has a lot of Dramatic in her, particularly in her legs, so her shoes need to be sharp and sleek otherwise she looks unharmonious. In all these outfits, the shoes are off, or just not her best.

The shoes in the first and last looks (left, right) are too bulky and square. The heels are too dense and in both cases, they throw off the entire outfit and stand out. They look very separate from Hailey.

The middle look is the best because other elements work to balance out the bulky shoe (and textured bag), but it’s still not her best look.

Boots for Kibbe Dramatic

Hailey looks so much better in these sharp-toe shoes. These outfits are more harmonious and complete, I perceive them all together (the shoes aren’t separate) and she looks cool, sexy, and sophisticated.

Related: Hailey Bieber Kibbe Body Type + Style Analysis

Dramatics

Boots for Kibbe Dramatic

1: here

2: here

3: here

Natural

The Natural body type is defined by soft yang and is the overall combination of a slightly broad and angular structure, with a defined musculature. Natural clothing lines are long but wide, and with blunt edges (not sharp). The Natural silhouette is relaxed, straight, and unconstructed. The fabrics are textured and heavy. The Natural essence is free, easy-going, and fresh.

 

Related: Flamboyant Natural Style Analysis: Gigi Hadid

Boots for Kibbe Natural

1: here

2: here

3: here

Yang Height Dominant Types- Be Careful To Maintain Vertical

For Dramatics and Naturals, it matters where their boots cut them. They need to make sure that their boots maintain their long vertical line. Let’s consider an example:

Dressy Boots For The Kibbe Body Types

Left:

I think this is the least flattering look. The boots are too long and slouchy, and their length cuts her vertical line into three (almost equal) parts and makes her look shorter.

Middle, Right:

Hailey looks great in both these looks. In the middle image, the ankle boots are so short that her jeans maintain her long vertical line. In the last image (right), the over-the-knee boots are so long that they (and her black top) create and maintain her long vertical line.

Classic

The Kibbe Classic body type is defined by a perfect (blended) balance between yin and yang and the overall look created is tailored, smooth, and symmetrical with even edges- not a hair out of place. Classic clothing lines are soft, straight lines or smoothly curved lines. The fabrics are high-quality, timeless, and traditional. The Classic essence is timeless, reserved, sophisticated, and polished.

Boots for Kibbe Classic

1: here

2: here

3: here

Yin Height Dominant Types- Be Careful Of Vertical

Romantics and Gamines have a short vertical line, so they must be mindful of this when choosing boot length. Boots that are too long will swallow them up. Let’s consider an example:

Dressy Boots For The Kibbe Body Types

 

Beyoncé looks amazing on the left. The short ankle boots are harmonious with her limbs and she looks proportionate.

In the middle, she looks good, but her legs do look shorter because of where her socks cut her off just under the knee.

In the last image (right), the long vertical of the boot swallows up her legs and she looks smaller than she is. She pulls it off (in part because of her strong Diva essence), but purely from a clothing line’s point-of-view, this length overpowers her.

Romantic

The Romantic Kibbe body type is defined by lush yin and characterized by roundness and curves. The overall shape of their clothing should be round and soft and should emphasize their full hourglass figure. Fabrics are luxurious and details are feminine (ruffles, lace, rouching). The Romantic essence is magnetic, sensual, and luxurious.

Boots for Kibbe Romantic

1: here

2: here

3: here

Gamine

The Gamine body type is defined by an even yet seemingly random combination of yin and yang opposites. This creates an overall very youthful and energetic appearance. Gamine clothing lines are short and sharp and are always striving for a staccato effect. Silhouettes should be fitted and compact. Graphic elements and color usage that adds to their fun vibe are ideal. The Gamine essence is energetic, youthful, and mischievous.

Boots for Kibbe Gamine

1: here

2: here

3: here

Gamine

Visual Interest > Respecting Vertical

Gamines can break more fashion rules than any other type because their fun, youthful essence allows (and calls) for it. It’s more important for Gamines to have fun, bold details and styling than it is for them to respect their short vertical line recommendations. Let’s look at an example:

Boots for Kibbe Gamine

Tessa Thompson is definitely a Gamine, so you would think that her best boots would be shorter and chunkier. Naturally, she looks amazing in the middle- these short, chunky platforms look so natural on her, however, I don’t think this is her best look.

I think the last look (right) where she’s wearing white over-the-knee boots is her best because of all the detail and ‘extraness’. Over-the-knee should be a ‘no-no’ for short Gamine types, but she looks amazing here because every other element is so perfect. She looks cool and edgy and I don’t get the sense that the boots are swallowing her up.

The first image (left) is the worst because of how boring it is. Monochrome is the worst for Gamines, they need Staccato and fun details. In this long, unbroken vertical line (created by the white boots and white dress), she does look dragged down and sooo boring.

Related: Flamboyant Gamine Style Analysis: Zoe Kravitz

Conclusion

This guide is to help sharpen your eye for what you need to look for when buying boots by asking some simple questions. Are you better suited to smooth or textured fabric? Short booties or longer lengths? Sharp toe, rounded or even squared? Sleek or bulky? Neutral tones or colorful styles?

The answers to these questions are different for each of the Kibbe body types, and knowing them for yourself will help you buy better each time, and avoid the styles that don’t work for your lines and essence (i.e. the items you buy that sit at the back of your closet).

You can Find Your Kibbe Type by taking the test here.

I hope this guide helps you to shop better. Let me know if it does.

Happy shopping,

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