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A New “Personal Style Analysis” Is On The Rise In Korea, But It’s Receiving Mixed Reactions Online

Is it useful, or is it detrimental?

Following the “personal color” growth in Korea—categorizing individuals into 4 seasons and 16 subgroups to select the perfect hair, make-up, and outfit colours based mostly on their pores and skin “tones”—there’s one other private check on the rise: The “Body Style Analysis.”

Hyeri getting her private colour checked. | 혜리0609/YouTube

The Korean “Body Style Analysis,” developed and copyrighted by the Korea Bodystyle Analysis Association (KBAA), categorizes human our bodies into three sorts: Straight, wave, and pure.

| Korea Bodystyle Analysis Association

According to the KBAA, straight-type our bodies are “thick, taut, and top-heavy.” Wave-type our bodies are “lean, supple, and bottom-heavy.” Natural-type our bodies are “large-boned, structured, but not typically voluptuous.” 

The descriptions for every sort are considerably obscure, however the KBAA web site does categorize some Korean feminine celebrities into the three sorts: Actress Kim Hye Soo because the straight sort, Son Ye Jin because the wave sort, and Girls’ Generation‘s Yoona as the natural type.

Kim Hye Soo (left), Son Ye Jin (center), and Girls’ Generation’s Yoona (proper) | Wikitree & SEDaily & Insight

KBAA claims that understanding private physique type sorts will primarily assist individuals accomplish their greatest seems, accentuating the robust options and protecting up insecurities and/or weaknesses.

KBAA analyzing the physique varieties of Ha Ji Won (left) and Gong Hyo Jin (proper). | @bodystyle.kr/Instagram

1. You can study which designs and supplies go well with you.
You’ll be capable of discover the perfect design shapes and material textures for your self.

2. You can study which outfit types go well with you.
You’ll be capable of discover the perfect outfit particulars like size, waistlines, and so forth. for your self.

3. You can learn to type your self.
You’ll be capable of discover the perfect styling ideas for your self.


As useful as the concept of discovering the perfect outfits sounds, the rise of the physique type evaluation is receiving combined reactions on-line. While some imagine the evaluation would profit those that need to gown higher, others imagine it’s general detrimental to physique positivity, self-love, and even feminine empowerment.

| theqoo

  • “F*ck that! We don’t need any of this. And I’m offended these people analyzed my bias.”
  • “Why does it feel like everyone is so hung up on looking good? Just wear whatever you want and do your makeup however you want, folks.”
  • “I’ve seen them mix and match those types, too. LOL. Like what the heck is a wave-natural outfit?”
  • “Ugh, let’s all just wear what we want. Do what we like. Who keeps coming up with these tests and types? No wonder we’re all constantly analyzing each other’s skin tones and body shapes. Can we all please just live?”
  • “Yeah… I’m going to wear whatever the heck I feel like wearing. Makeup? I don’t care if I’m warm or cool. Or what season I am. I don’t care what my body type is. I don’t even care what my MBTI is. Isn’t it suffocating to be tied town to specific types and categories?”

| theqoo

  • “Sigh.”
  • “This has been super popular in Japan for a while now, actually. Please don’t bring it to Korea… Like, f*ck. It used to piss me off so much watching the Japanese analyze K-Pop idols with this.”
  • “I don’t get it, isn’t this basically suggesting more suitable outfits? Why is everyone so upset? Is there something I’m missing? I mean, even the personal color thing… It’s a suggestion for how to accentuate the best features on your face. Isn’t it kind of like that I Live Alone episode? The one where Jun Hyun Moo got help with coordinating his outfits?”
  • “What a joke, seriously. Stop analyzing and evaluating people’s looks and bodies as if we’re all pieces of meat at the butchers.”
  • “This lets you know if you look good in a skirt or slacks. If skirts work better for you, then it lets you know if an A-line or an H-line is better. It tells you what you didn’t really know about your body. It helps you with shopping. Nothing about this is as negative as you all make it sound.”

On one other observe, some criticized the KBAA and different physique type consultants for utilizing movie star images and clips to push their agenda. One naysayer identified, “K-Pop idols don’t deserve to become someone’s portfolio.”

| theqoo

  • “Love that every single one of their examples are women. HA, HA… Sigh.
  • “I find content like this to be detrimental AF. It’s all laid out nicely… but it’s no different than those toxic YouTube channels. Like, it’s all about picking apart someone’s flaws. It’s so toxic. Don’t these people ever feel bad they’re trying to make money off making people feel bad about themselves?”
  • “Why are they using Korean female celebrities in these videos for their portfolios? I guarantee those stars probably never gave consent. Like, if they wanted to present their work, they should’ve hired models. Or used their own bodies. At the very least, they should’ve made the celebrities unidentifiable. Absolutely shameless, I tell ya.”
  • “F*ck this.”
  • “What even is a structured body? LOL. Like, I don’t get this at all.”
  • “Ugh, this is SO MUCH. Too much.”
  • “What is it about the female body that make people do this…? Let’s just all wear whatever the heck we want. Please?”
  • “Wow… Who do they think they are to be analyzing my body? Sit the f*ck down, y’all.”
  • “A f*cking joke, really.”
  • “How rude, though? K-Pop idols don’t deserve to become someone’s portfolio.”

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