Image Assessment: Physical Attributes

DownloadedFileAs a professional with a passion to help women understand their style of beauty, I can’t help but want to provide the valuable service of an image consultation for every one of my readers. Of course this is unrealistic, but through the years of doing group consultations I have worked hard on creating a system that walks you through the process of a self-analysis. (You can take my simple pictorial Img.ID quiz here or you can find it and a whole lot of practical advice to help you figure out which kind of outfits, hairstyle and makeup is best for you in my book Know Who You Are: Guidelines for your Personal Image Identity. But I am also going to guide you through a little more detailed assessment in this blog.

I highly recommend recording your answers to the questions. Make a chart like you see below and mark in each Img.ID column for every character trait or preference that you have that relates to that Img.ID (if indicated.) At the end you will have one or two columns with more marks than the others; that will be your Img.ID.

This is an example of an Ingénue. This girl has many traits that could be another Img.ID, but her most dominant one indicates her true Img.ID.

Classic Natural Dramatic Ingénue Romantic Gamine

Frame

X

X

X

X

X

Height

X

X

X

Bone structure

X

X

X

Face

X

X

X

X

X

X

Eyes

X

X

X

Lips

X

X

X

Cheeks/chin

X

X

X

Nose

X

X

Let’s start  your personal assessment with your body frame. Here is a chart for you to mark your answers to the questions below:

Classic Natural Dramatic Ingénue Romantic Gamine

Frame

Height

Bone structure

 

What is your figure frame?

à      Hourglass (balanced, softly curved) any of the Img.IDs (mark them all)

à      V-frame (broader shoulders than hips) Classic, Natural, Romantic, Gamine

à      H-frame (balanced, straight figure) Classic, Natural, Dramatic, Ingénue, Gamine

à      8-frame (balanced, bust 10 inches greater than waist) Romantic

à      O-frame (balanced, rounded tummy) Classic, Natural, Dramatic, Ingénue, Gamine

à      A-frame (broader in hips than shoulders) Classic, Ingénue, Gamine

If the above question is difficult for you, answer the question below to help you determine your figure frame. This question is not on your chart above, it’s purpose is to help you figure out your frame, not necessarily your Img.ID. Every Img.ID could be any weight.

Where do you tend to gain weight first?

à      Hips, lower body (A- frame)

à      Bust, upper body (V-frame)

à      Hips and Bust, always have waist-line even when overweight (8-frame, hourglass)

à      Waist, midriff (O-frame)

à      Weight gain has never been much of an issue (H-frame, hourglass)

 

What is your height? This is the main determining feature of your Img.ID 

à      Tall: 5’8” or more (Natural, or Dramatic)

à      Average: 5’5”—5’7” (Classic, Natural, Dramatic, Ingénue, Romantic or Gamine)

à      Short: 5’4” or less (Ingénue, Romantic or Gamine)

What is your bone structure? Measure your wrist, if it is 6 inches your bone structure is average; if it is less than 5 ½ inches: you are petite-boned; if it is more than 6 ½ inches: you are broad-boned.

à      Broad: more than 6½” (Natural, Dramatic)

à      Average: 5 ½”- 6 ½” (Classic, Natural, Dramatic, Romantic, Ingénue, or Gamine)

à      Petite: less than 5 ½ ” (Romantic, Ingénue, Gamine)

 

Tomorrow we will assess your facial shape and features.

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Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their image issues. It is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books include Footprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available soon.

If you are interested in getting these books or having Catrina come speak at your event, you can contact her at www.CatrinaWelch.com or on facebook.

About Catrina

Catrina Welch has been helping others with their image for more than 30 years. As a licensed cosmologist, certified image consultant and Biblical life-coach, she is well aware that image issues are far more difficult for some styles than they are for others. After her first husband left her while pregnant, she learned first hand that the greatest antidote to Confidence Conflicts is to know who you are, including your personal image identity. She developed a systematic way of doing image assessments for large groups, which she calls a “Supreme MakeOver.” Catrina is the author of five books, including “Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul.” She is the mother of four children. Catrina and Ron, her husband of twenty-five years, live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. For more information about Supreme MakeOvers or having Catrina speak at your next event, email her at catrina@catrinawelch.com

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