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Title: Evaluation and analysis of bra design
Authors: Chan, CYC
Yu, WWM 
Newton, E
Issue Date: 2001
Source: Design journal, 2001, v. 4, no. 3, p. 33-40
Abstract: Commercial bra designs are inadequate in overcoming all of the bra's problems. Physical and physiological problems for the human body are commonly caused due to the poor design of bra components: for example, pressure from tight shoulder straps, pain rashes resulting from rigid underwires, irritation by bra cup seams and so on. The bra is closely fitted to the wearer. It is important and necessary to evaluate and analyze bra design problems in order to provide suitable methods to alleviate those problems.
This paper reviews and evaluates the design problems of commercial bras in technical terms of fit, support, cup shape, underwire, sizing, elastics and fastening. The causes and effects of those problems are also discussed with physiological concerns. An interview survey with 80 women was conducted in order to obtain women's desires concerning bra design factors, and to investigate the statistics on the typical bra components which would commonly cause uncomfortable feelings.
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal: Design journal 
ISSN: 1460-6925
EISSN: 1756-3062
DOI: 10.2752/146069201789389601
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