Paper 13.444

Y.-S. Lee, "Development of the Sizing System for Clothing Based on Korean Anthropometry Data", in Proc. of 4th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Long Beach CA, USA, 2013, pp. 444-455,


Development of the Sizing System for Clothing Based on Korean Anthropometry Data


Young-Suk LEE

Chonnam National University, Department of Clothing Science, Gwangju, S. Korea


Standardization is one of the most important invention that humans devised reflecting their culture and their history. For our purpose, standardization can be defined as an agreement among parties concerning the features/characteristics of clothes that one can consider as convenient, efficient and/or safe. However, more generally, all that each society of humans agrees upon, thus, language, writing symbols, rules or laws, which allows to maintain order in groups, customs to keep traditions and so on can be considered as the results or acts of standardization.
A standard sizing system for clothes is a system that is developed based on body shape and size classifications method. To develop an efficient sizing system, we have to classify the database from the majority of the samples.
This paper deals with secular trends of height, chest/bust girth, waist girth and hip girth spanning 1979 to 2010 as well as the morphological feature patterns for Koreans. It also investigates the comparison of the growth pattern and body proportions between male and female based on the anthropometric data samples of KATS taken from the 2010 surveys. The results are classified with body size and shape categories according to the drop values by age and sex in order to develop the new guidelines for the size designation systems based on these body dimensions from the analyzed anthropometric database. These new guidelines for the size designation system will eliminate the confusion that currently exists among countries and individual apparel designers.


Anthropometry, clothing, morphology, sizing system, size designation, growth


Full paper: 13.444.pdf
Proceedings: 3DBST 2013, 19-20 Nov. 2013, Long Beach California, USA
Pages: 444-455

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