Just as personal color analysis identifies your authentic, most flattering colors, there are systems that aim to identify your authentic, most flattering lines.
Like many of you, I've spent a lot of time studying these systems.
David Kibbe describes five basic essences.
David Kibbe's system, as described in his book Metamorphosis, produces 13 distinct style identities by combining five pre-existing style essences:
I've discussed Kibbe's very helpful system before, so I won't go on about it at length here. If you believe you are some combination of these five essences, Kibbe's extremely detailed book is a must-read for you. No other articulation of these five essences is as specific or as complete.
And Kibbephiles who know their seasons now have an excellent new resource: Christine Scaman and Rachel Nachmias have adapted Kibbe's types into a system called Signature/STYLE, which combines body type with personal coloring. Ds, Rs, Cs, Ns and Gs will find Signature/STYLE incredibly helpful.
I'm passionate about helping people become their most authentic and beautiful selves.