Types of Female Modeling Jobs

Types of Female Modeling Jobs



Types of Female Modeling Jobs

Types of Female Modeling Jobs


Everybody believes all female models are like Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, or Naomi Campbell, but the fact is there are several types of famous models, who you probably ignore, who are making an excellent income. Most of them are working what’s called ‘behind the scenes’ as fit, showroom, and commercial models. They’re working in a wide range of companies, I can name some of them here: pharmaceutical, fitness, suppliers, manufacturers, airlines, and many others.

You can certainly fit into these categories, it doesn’t matter if you cannot be in the supermodel category, I’m going to list all types of modeling so you can identify yourself in one or several of them:

Fashion Editorial.

Fashion models or also known as editorial models are the kind of models you see in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, etc. They work for top fashion designers like Prada, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Marc Jacobs among others. These kinds of professionals are 5′ 9″ to 6′ 0″ tall and also very slim. Their measurements are bust 33″, waist 23″, and hips 33″.

Most of the time, modeling agencies look for what they called ‘the complete package’ when deciding if they can be editorial models, nonetheless don’t be down in case you don’t meet the exact stats they ask for.

Runway or Catwalk.

These models use to be 5′ 9″, anyways 5′ 10” – 5′ 11” is considered much better. They have to have the exact measurements because they have to fit the clothes the designers are going to show to their respective clients. Most of the time the measurements of these models are no more than 34” – 23” – 34”.

The designers hire models to fit the clothes they made for their respective collections, so they don’t make their clothes to fit the model, the only exception to this rule is when the model is someone like Naomi Campbell.


This kind of professional can be any age, any height, or any size. They practically can do everything, as long as it’s not related to what is known as high fashion. Some examples: are food products, tech devices, the travel industry, etc.

Plus Size.

This is a market that has become a really important part of the fashion and commercial model industry. Fashion agencies have a special division for this kind of modeling. There exist very famous plus-size supermodels.

These kinds of professionals are most of the time determined by the size instead of exact measurements, like size 12. Size 12 is not considered a plus-size model in the real world but in modeling it is.


These kinds of professionals are most of the time 5′ 7” and under. Most of the time these kinds of professionals don’t do runway work, they are booked for lingerie and swimsuit and also parts modeling. Because this kind of professional has smaller gloves and show sizes, they are hired as hand and also foot models.

Lingerie and Swimsuit.

These kinds of professionals are curvier and also more voluptuous than the editorial models. Swimsuit Models have a wide range of work possibilities, they’re always hired to do Swimsuit modeling. They can model undergarments, summer wear, sleepwear, lingerie, etc. They also can be other types of models like fit models.


These kinds of professionals are most of the time even curvier than editorial fashion models. They also work in swimsuits and lingerie modeling too. The type of modeling refers to the type of posing the models do in their photos. Glamour modeling is considered sexually suggestive and also alluring compared to fashion modeling. Girls who pose for playboy magazines, for example, are glamour models.


These kinds of professionals are fit, athletic, and toned. A lot of these models start as trainers or athletes and included fitness modeling in their CVs. They work for supplement manufacturers, athletic wear companies, and fitness companies. They’re, most of the time, commercial models too.


It’s important not to confuse this kind of professional with fitness models. Fit models work behind the scenes. They work with garment manufacturers and fashion houses. These companies use these models to make sure that fit and sizing are maintained in what is called ‘the clothing manufacturing process’.

Garment manufacturers companies need a wide range of sizes and also shapes from these models so that they can fit their garments correctly before they reach the final consumer.

If you’re a woman who can maintain your measurements, this type of modeling is perfect for you.

Body Parts.

This kind of professional work models specific body parts: feet, hands, eyes, and legs.

Hand: can work for nails, jewelry, and also beauty-related products. Clients use to hire these models in film or print.

Foot: get hired by shoe companies primarily, but also by beauty and nail products. Also anywhere else the perfect feet is required.

Most of the time, petite models get hired by part models, because of their smaller body parts.


This kind of professional promote services and products at trade shows, live events, and conventions. These girls must have outgoing personalities and also be friendly. They have to deeply understand the client’s product so that they can explain it to clients and answer questions from potential customers.


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