Effect of clothing pressure on the tightness sensation of girdles

A.P. Chan, Jintu Fan

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Girdles should be designed to beautify the lower body part of a woman without creating any discomfort and detrimental physiological effects. This paper reports on an experimental investigation into the relationship between the subjective tightness sensation and the clothing pressure of girdles. The subjective tightness sensation is a measure of the effectiveness of girdles, since too loose means the girdle is not effective in shaping the body and too tight means it is not comfortable and may have detrimental physiological effects. Based on this experimental investigation, the effect of clothing pressure on the tightness sensation is better understood and the optimum pressure distribution of girdles, which is an important criterion for product development and evaluation of girdles, is proposed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-110
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2002


  • Clothing
  • Effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Polymers and Plastics


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