Korea’s body lines!

*TO FIND A PARTICULAR LINE QUICKLY: This post may be quite long so to jump to a certain point simply press Ctrl+f and type in S LINE etc. Keep in mind some may not have LINE in the title and some may not necessarily be lines as such, however they are all to do with the body*

If you’re reading this post you’re probably already aware that Korea has many names for many types of body shapes whether they are considered attractive or not! But if you didn’t already know this then WELCOME and now you know! This post is simply for BODY shapes not face shapes, simply because the post may get too long so I will definitely make a post on face shapes as well. So in alphabetical order here they are!

The B LINE- This line refers to big boobs but also a big abdomen. The letter depicts a side image of someones body and obviously the first curve of the letter B is the boobs and the second curve is the stomach. Generally concerned with more overweight women.


The BEER BOTTLE LINE – This line refers to the front view of either a man or a woman with narrow or dropped shoulder and overall chubbiness, similar to the shape of a beer bottle.


CHOCOLATE ABS – This phrase refers to chiseled abs on a man, imagine a chocolate bar, the little squares supposedly look similar to chiseled abs! You’ll hear a lot about male Korean celebrities showing off their chocolate abs, it’s considered very attractive.


The D LINE- Again viewed from the side, this letter depicts an abdomen that appears to be due to pregnancy.


HONEY THIGHS – This phrase refers to very smooth skin over the female thigh. It’s compared to honey because, well, honey is smooth! Basically the opposite of cottage cheese/cellulite.


The JAR LINE – This line refers to lack of any sort of waist and more of a square sort of figure. Imagine a jam jar!


The M LINE – For this line it’s better to imagine a digital m shape rather than a capitalized M shape although one may be easier to imagine than the other, takes all kinds! This line supposedly depicts a 6 pack of abdominal muscles on men.


The O LINE – Basically this line refers to general obesity! Could be depicting an overweight body shape from the front or back.


The S LINE– The most desired ‘line’. This body line is all about an equal balance of boob and booty, picture a side view of someone. The curve around the boobs moves to curve around the bum creating an S shape. Hyosung from Secret is known for her curves and has been noted as an idol possessing an  s-line due to her hourglass figure.

hyunsong secret s line


The U LINE – This line refers to the exposure of a woman’s back in low cut clothing. Think of a top where the back drapes downwards like this:

low cut top back

The exposure of the back forms a U shape. This line seems to be more about fashion than an actual body shape.


The V LINE – This line refers to the shape of the cleavage of a woman’s breasts possibly seen when wearing a low cut top/shirt. However this is probably uncommon as low cut tops are not necessarily worn or accepted to be worn in public often.


The W LINE – This line is said to be the image of a woman’s breasts from the front. Not much else to say really, could be during nudity or when wearing a low cut top/shirt!


The X LINE – This shape is seen from the front view of someones body. Now the X LINE can either be

long arms and long legs (this is the most used definition) or big chest and wide hips

paired with a small waist.

The X line is becoming more popular than the S line nowadays as Korean fashion regarding body types is slowly becoming more interested in curves rather than stick thin. A balanced body is becoming much more popular!

xlineyoonah(Yoona from SNSD is known for her tiny waist and lean figure)


The 8 LINE – Similar to the S line but paired with a small waist.


So these are all the body lines and phrases used to describe a shape or certain image. There’s a mix of what is considered attractive and not attractive and please bear in mind that not every Korean will be aware of every single one of these lines, then again some may well be! If anyone has any other legit body lines in Korea feel free to comment and let me know!

Up next later on, Korean face lines!

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