Flamboyant Natural: Understanding This Kibbe Body Type

Are you a Kibbe flamboyant natural? Or do you think you are? Then keep reading to find out more about this balanced Kibbe body type.

The Kibbe Flamboyant Natural body type is one of the 13 Kibbe body types identified by David Kibbe, a renowned image consultant.

This body type is characterized by a combination of strong, angular features and a slightly curvy silhouette. Or, in David Kibbe’s words “To qualify for this theme, your bone structure should be extremely Yang-dominant while your body type (flesh) and facial features will be moderately Yang-dominant.” (Find out more about Kibbe Body types and the balance of Yin and Yang features or take our Kibbe Body Type Quiz to find your type).

In this outline, we will explore the key characteristics and style recommendations for the Kibbe Flamboyant Natural body type.

What is the Kibbe Flamboyant Natural Body Type?

The Kibbe Flamboyant Natural body type is a mix of both Yin (soft) and Tang (angular) body features. Common characteristics for FN body types are:

Flamboyant Natural Physical Characteristics

  • Broad shoulders
  • Angular facial features
  • Moderate to tall height
  • Slightly curvy body shape
  • Muscular and athletic build

Dressing for the Kibbe Flamboyant Natural Body Type

Julia Roberts, a Flamboyant Nautral, in an ad for Lancome

The main purposed of the Kibbe body typing system is to give people a guideline for how to dress in a way that’s flattering. Which means each body type comes with a set of recommended (and not recommended) clothing styles and outfit ideas.

For a Flamboyant Natural Body type, general guidelines include:

  • Emphasize the natural curves of the body
  • Opt for structured and tailored clothing
  • Choose fabrics with some weight and texture
  • Incorporate angular and geometric patterns
  • Avoid overly frilly or delicate details

Styles that generally look good on Flamboyant Naturals include:

  • V-neck or scoop necklines
  • Structured blazers and jackets
  • Tops with angular or asymmetrical details
  • Straight or wide-leg pants
  • A-line or pencil skirts
  • Bottoms with minimal pleating or ruffles
  • Wrap dresses
  • Shirt dresses
  • Dresses with defined waistlines
  • Statement jewelry
  • Structured handbags
  • Belts to define the waist

What to Avoid as a Kibbe Flamboyant Natural

  • Avoid overly flowy or loose-fitting tops
  • Sheer or clingy fabrics
  • Stiff fabrics
  • Overly shiny fabrics
  • Avoid dainty or delicate accessories
  • Avoid overly voluminous or shapeless dresses
  • Avoid overly tight or clingy bottoms

Flamboyant Natural Celebrities

Cameron Diaz is a FN. Image via Cameron Diaz/Avaline

Looking to flamboyant natural celebrities can help you identify patterns of dressing, as well as see what’s flattering on a flamboyant natural body type.

Flamboyant natural celebrities include:

  • Shirley Maclaine
  • Adriana Lima
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Brooke Shields
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Charlize Theron
  • Christie Brinkley
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Claudia Schiffer
  • Eva Arden
  • Farrah Fawcet
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Ingrid Bergman (re-assigned by Kibbe in 2014)
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Julia Roberts
  • Katie Holmes
  • Linda Evans
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Lucie Arnaz
  • Lynda Carter
  • Michelle Obama
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Princess Diana of Wales
  • Sarah Jessica Parker