David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis as a Philosophy

Why Kibbe’s body types system is so much more than just good suggestions how to dress

What makes something beautiful, be it outfit, animal, or building? It is undoubtedly the feeling of harmony and awe that we get witnessing it. When you pin something on Pinterest, do you analyze the picture for a while or do you just do it because you feel the urge to?

And how many times, seeing someone beautifully dressed, you felt just for a moment that you could never master this ability – to compose outfit in a way that would evoke that feeling. How many times, opening a closet full of clothes, you felt like you’ve got nothing to wear? How many times you felt on top of the world just because you’ve put something on that made you feel good about yourself? Surely, these questions hit home for me and I’ve been there many times.

I wholeheartedly disagree that being focused on the way you look is a sign of vanity. Clothes is a necessity, so why not choose it in a way that will boost our own self-acceptance, self-empowerment, and self-expression? Why not embrace our unique features instead of trying to fix them all the time? The society and various beauty standards keep telling us that we aren’t enough. I say, we ARE.

For me, David Kibbe’s image ID system (aka Metamorphosis) is not just a tool to learn what looks good on me. It is more of a way of thinking, a newly discovered unique perspective of looking at things, and an opportunity. An opportunity to express myself how I always felt I should have, but lacked the right mindset for it.

When the fruit body type system ‘teaches’ how to make  body more ‘proportional’ and hundreds of articles ‘instruct’ that oval face shape is’ ideal’, Kibbe’s system says ‘you ALREADY have what it takes to shine.’ When hundreds of various systems only repeat how we should try to be someone else, Kibbe’s system screams ’embrace yourself!’

When you learn only the body types and how to dress according to them, you only get 1% of the value you could get from Kibbe. Time will go by and you’ll probably return to your old habits. However, once you truly discover and go through the process of Metamorphosis (btw, it’s not some magical path that only the gifted ones can pass – it’s pretty simple), you’ll keep that value for life. You’ll change the way you see your own features and that’s priceless.

Takeaway: Kibbe’s system doesn’t put people in boxes, but liberates them by encouraging to embrace their unique beauty.


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Author: Alexandra @YouAndMeAndCupOfCoffee.com

Passionate researcher and writer. Coffee maniac. Pilates enthusiast. Makeup and skincare junkie. Occasionally - movie and book reviewer. Come join me on my quest!

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