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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Describing Appearance

Here you will learn some English words about describing appearance, such as "brunette", "albino", "skinny", etc. that are needed for the IELTS exam.

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Words for Basic IELTS
brunette

a person, usually a woman, with dark brown hair and white skin

[noun]
heart-shaped

shaped like the common representation of a heart, with two equal curved parts

[Adjective]
pear-shaped

(of a person) having a wider lower waist and narrower upper waist, resembling the shape of a pear

[Adjective]
curvy

(of a woman's body) attractive because of having curves

[Adjective]
albino

a person or animal born with no pigment, which is a genetic condition that can turn the skin and hair white and the eyes pink

[noun]
overweight

weighing more than what is considered healthy or desirable for one's body size and build

[Adjective]
bald

having little or no hair on the head

[Adjective]
curly

(of hair) having a spiral-like pattern

[Adjective]
fair-haired

having hair that is light in color

[Adjective]
beard

the hair that grow on the chin and sides of a man’s face

[noun]
skinny

having a very low amount of body fat

[Adjective]
underweight

weighing less than the desired, healthy, or normal amount

[Adjective]
attractiveness

the state or quality of being beautiful or pleasing to the eye or ear

[noun]
fairness

beauty; the quality of being attractive

[noun]
muscular

(of a person) powerful with large well-developed muscles

[Adjective]
slender

(of a person or body part) attractively thin

[Adjective]
wrinkle

a small fold or line in a piece of cloth or in the skin, particularly the face

[noun]
graceful

moving or behaving in an elegant, pleasing, and attractive way

[Adjective]
acne

a skin condition in which small red spots appear on the face or the neck, mainly affecting teenagers

[noun]
chubby

(particularly of a child or young adult) slightly overweight in a way that is considered cute or charming rather than unhealthy or unattractive

[Adjective]
complexion

the natural color and appearance of someone's skin, especially the face

[noun]
freckle

(usually plural) a small light brown spot, found mostly on the face, which becomes darker and larger in number when exposed to the sun

[noun]
to grimace

to twist our face in an ugly way because of pain, strong dislike, etc., or when trying to be funny

[Verb]
slim

thin in an attractive way

[Adjective]
stout

(of a person) slightly fat and heavy

[Adjective]
to trim

to cut beard, hair, or fur in a neat and orderly manner

[Verb]
stubble

short stiff hair growing on the skin when it is not shaved, typically on a man's face

[noun]
posture

the position that one's body is in, while sitting or standing

[noun]
figure

the shape of a person's body, particularly a woman, when it is considered appealing

[noun]
hourglass figure

the body shape of a woman with a small waist and larger hips and breasts

[noun]
plait

a long piece of hair formed by three parts twisted over each other

[noun]
mustache

hair that grows or left to grow above the upper lip

[noun]
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