The purpose of this investigation was to examine the assumed relationship between figure/appearance features and personality traits, and to examine the cognition of clothing features, physiognomic features, and body features as a unity from the standpoint of becomingness of dress. The results of this study are as follows: 1. Four factors were extracted as the structure of figure/appearance features inferred from personality traits. They were able to be interpreted as follows ; I. Eccentricity and novelty of dress, II. Fatness and largeness of body/physiognomy, III. Roundness and brightness of figure/appearane, IV. Firmness and proportion of body/physiogomy. In these four fcctors, “Eccentricity and novelty of dress”was deemed to contribute most. 2. Three factors were extracted as the structure of personality traits inferred from figure/appearance features. they were interpreted as follows; I. Sociability, II. Discretion, and III. Positivity. In these three factors, “Sociability”was deemed to contribute most. 3. The obvious relationship between figure/appearance features (four components) and personality traits (three components) was observed as follows : Positivity was closely related to eccentricity/novelty of dress; Low-sociability/indiscretion was closely related to eccentricity/novelty of dress; Sociability was closely related to roundness of figure/appearance; Positivity was closely related to brightness of figure/appearance (the above were common to male-female subjects), Broad-mindness/positivity was closely related to fatness and largeness of body/physiognomy; Low-intelligence was closely related to fatness and largeness of body/physiognomy ; Discretion/positivity was closely related to firmness and proportion of body/physiognomy (the above were more conspicuous for female subjects) . 4. The data in questionnaire I were analysed using“The method of Quantification III”. The Synthetic relationship was observed between the groups of ninety figure/appearance features and those of twenty personality traits. 5. From the results of“The Method of Quantification III”, three clear cognitive-bases, at least, on the well-matched pairs of clothing features, physiognomic features and body features were confirmed as follows; the first was combination between“Sporty dressing·Bright colored dressing·Warm colored dressing“and”Round-body·Fat-eyebrows·Round-eyes·Plump-cheeks·Large-eyes”, and the second was combination between “Dressy dressing·Dark colored dressing·Cool colored dressing” and“Thin-body·Angular-body·Long slimeyes·Hollow-cheeks·Small-eyes”, and the third was combination between“Urban dressing·High-quality dressing·Fashionable dressing·Famous-brand dressing” and “ High height·Long legs·Firm body”.
Subjective aesthetic evaluations of the dynamic shilhouette for the thirty gathered skirts were analyzed by both the Scheffe's paired t-test and rating scale method in relation to the fabric mechanical properties. (1) Repeatability of subjective aesthetic evaluation for three pairs of the skirts with different fabric mechanical properties was varied for high frequency of agreement. (2) The aesthetic evaluation for dynamic drape of the gathered skirt was correlated with the three characteristics of fabric; the unbending length L3cderived from heavy elastica theory, the bending rigidity Bc and the bending hysteresis 2 HBc measured by cyclic bending test in the relatively high curvature range K=2±0.5cm-1. (3) For the fabrics with similar values of Bc and 2 HBc, values obtatined from combinations of shear stiffness (G), shear hysteresis (2 HG) and weight (W), that is, 3√G/W and √2HG/W were also related to the dynamic drape.