the bucket. that's my answer to the question i will pose at the bottom of this post. i looked at the shapes and styles i am most consistently drawn to for purchase - that is, i admire and enjoy many many shapes, but on me, i am happiest in one, and that one best corresponds to a bucket. i have 2 dresses that are basically cotton canvas buckets that happen to be open on the bottom. often called sack dresses, really they are buckets - straight across the top, straps come straight up and over the shoulders. okay, barrels if you will. my purse is essentially a leather version of a 2-handled bucket. the cloche hats i like are just handle-less buckets (though really, i suppose any hat looks like a bucket).
is there an identifiable shape you are particularly drawn to in clothing?
what non-fashion object best corresponds, shares that shape?