This week is about exploring shape; that is, identifying what basic types of garments make you feel comfortable and which you should not waste your time with. I loved this week! Just rating different garments shapes to figure out which you are happy in. The worksheet is here and I'd recommend doing this one even if you don't do the longer, more involved ones from the previous weeks.
Basically, here's what I came away with.
-I like tops/blouses/shirts that are somewhat fitted to somewhat loose (more often fitted) and long to hip-length in the body.
-Shirtdresses are my right up favourite. And tunics, I love tunics.
-Garments that cinch at my natural waistline or have no waistline are my favourite, but I do sometimes wear garments with an empire waist.
-I like pants to have a medium, straight fit but will sometimes wear skinnies (flare is not my style) and absolutely hate low-rise pants.
-For jackets and outerwear, I like a fitted shape that hits at mid-thigh or at tunic length.
-I like dresses that are fitted or straight, no longer than knee-length and no shorter than mid-thigh, with straight or pencil bottoms (which are also the only kind of skirts which suit me).
-I like both fitted and drapey cardigans which hit about tunic or hip height.
-For necklines, boatneck, crew neck, and shallow v- and u-necks are my favourite. I will sometimes wear square or cowl neck but not often. Turtlenecks are disastrous.
-For sleeves I adore 3/4, a fitted full-length (no bell sleeves!), and like t-shirts and tanks, but not spaghetti strap. I don't like cap sleeves much, and don't mind above/at the elbow one way or the other.
I sort of knew this already, but the worksheet helped solidify this in my mind and will affect how quickly I shop, I think, (whether window shopping on the Internet or real shopping!)