|McJimsey Style Types (similar to Kentner)|
I was inspired by Rebel Wilson's encouragement to all women to love their bodies, where she spoofed the Victoria Secret's angels, and the #Iamnoangel "I am no angel" campaign of Lane Bryant.
Lane Bryant's "I am no angel" campaign
Factors unrelated to Body Type
Not all of the style suggestions by McJimsey, Kentner and even Kibbe relate to your height and body dimensions, because of course there are many that relate to your hair, face shape, eyes, mannerisms, etc. So how can we determine which guidelines come from which of your features? Also, those that are not related to body type can then be used by anyone, such as fabrication being a primary example.
I still have more thinking to do on this.
First, what about the two main body types that don't fit anywhere?
- Natural: sturdy, muscular or athletic, broader square shoulders, more toned than fleshy, average to tall, wholesome outdoorsy
- Classic: hips and shoulders are narrow and similar in size, balanced figure, toned but not highly muscular, average height and body type, mature
- Romantic: hourglass figure, pear-shaped figure, long legged, slight fleshy, mature, average height to short
- Ingenue: small boned, dainty, feminine, more fleshy than bony, roundness in elbows and knees rather than angularity, (short or young romantic), the most Yin
- Gamine: boyish, rectangular, small and straight, slender but never fragile, sturdy but never large build, compact, small boned, small to medium height, (short or young natural or dramatic)
- Angelic: narrow hips and shoulders, very slight build, delicate, tendency to be very thin, model's or ballerina's body
... but hey, don't listen to me, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane