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Title: A study of the perception of body size of clothed persons
Authors: Fan, J
Newton, E
Lau, L
Liu, F
Keywords: Intra-industry trade
Textile and clothing industry
Asian countries
Issue Date: 2002
Source: IFFTI International Conference 2002 : Fashion and Textiles : the New Frontiers : Design, Technology and Business : 7-9 November 2002, Hong Kong, p. 950-961 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper reports on an experimental investigation on the effect of garment sizes on the perceived body sizes. The perceived body sizes of three Chinese male (thin, medium and fat build) wearing different sizes of white T-shirts were assessed using the Thompson and Gray (1995)’s nine- figural scale and a newly proposed method. It was found that the effect of garment sizes on the perceived body sizes was different for people having different body builds. Within the limit of commercially available T-shirt sizes, for thin and medium build persons, the perceived body sizes are bigger when wearing T-shirts of larger sizes. However, for a fat person, wearing a large size T-shirt tends to make him look thinner. The study also showed that the changes in the perceived body sizes as a result of wearing garments of different sizes were generally less than one grade of the Thompson and Gray’s nine-figural scale. The newly proposed comparative method can better measure the change, but not the magnitude of the change in body size grade. The figural scale and the comparative method can be complementary.
ISBN: 9623673515, 9789623673518
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