When the noun 姿（すがた）
‘figure’ is used as a 接尾後（せつびご） (suffix), it describes the outward appearance of someone. This may be in relation to what the person is wearing, their overall shape, body type, or style. 姿（すがた）
is often translated as ‘(A) looking’, ‘wearing (A)’, ‘clad in (A)’, or ‘performing (A)’.
may be used after verbs in their 連体形（れんたいけい） (attributive form), or after nouns followed by the 格助詞（かくじょし） (case marking particle) の.
Yesterday was the first time I saw my father working.
When I see my son in a sad state, it makes even me sad.
Earlier, I saw a man (his figure), but that might have been my mistake.
I lost sight of my son, and it made me panic a little.
is a word that focuses primarily on the way that someone appears to observer. Therefore, it is also often used to describe the observer's impression of who they are looking at, in regard to their presence, or lack thereof.
The way my daughter walks looks just like my husband.
The way my dog looks when he is sleeping is so cute.
After nouns, の will sometimes be omitted, but this is not always the case. In general, の may be dropped after kanji compounds, but not after simple words like 人（ひと）, 時（とき）
, 元（もと）, etc.
I am so happy that I can finally see you as a bride.
As soon as it reached 12 oclock, Cinderella turned back into her original appearance.