This weeks exercise in the Wardrobe Architect series was all about shape. Specifically what shape garments we prefer to wear. The worksheet consisted of a list of clothing types together with different options for ease, length, fullness and waistline. All I needed to do was to enter a number from 0 (being I hate wearing this) to 10 (I am happiest wearing this).
Really there were no surprises. Deep down, I know what I like and what I feel and look best in. I do however get easily distracted by things that I see other people looking fabulous in. Kind of like "Oooh, shiny... I must have it".
So, what do I like?
- In general, garments that are somewhat fitted, although some of my choices did extend into the somewhat loose area as well. I think that depends on other factors, fabric, what they are paired with, the occasion, etc.
- I like either very long or knee length skirts and dresses. No surprise there... I love maxi dresses, but only wear them in summer.
- I also like mainly A-line or straight skirts and dresses, although I love fuller skirts on other people.
- In skirts and trousers I like a natural waistline, while in dresses I like either a natural waist or a high waistline.
I'm not quite as fussy about sleeves! The only type to get 0 was spaghetti strap. Cap sleeve and long sleeve got 10 each, 3/4 sleeve scored an 8, and sleeveless, short sleeve and above elbow sleeves all got 5.
|According to my answers, this outfit is my idea of heaven.|
One of the commenters on the Coletterie post raised an interesting point about fabric weight, which was something I haven't consciously thought of. She prefers similar shapes to me, and also mentioned feeling more comfortable in fabrics that are heavier and crisper. Reading her comment, I realised that I do too. While I love thin, floaty garments on others, if I wear them I feel undressed.
Whilst I haven't actually learned anything I didn't already know this week, I feel that this exercise has helped to remind me about what I do really like and feel best in. Now all I have to do is stop myself getting distracted by everything else!
Any tips on how to do that!?