The method of the discrimination of the type and silhouette of ladies' garments was studied. Material samples of ladies' garments which had been judged good in appearance and comfort were collected. They were classified first into nine groups according to type and second each group was divided into two groups by silhouette (tight and loose fit). Basic mechanical properties of these fabric samples were determined by the KES‐measuring system. The result is as follows. Several equations for discriminating the type and silhouette of ladies' garments were derived on the basis of the basic mechanical parameters which determine the formability, elastic potential and drapability of the make‐up appearance of men's suits, these being bending, shearing property and fabric weight. These equations were able to be simplified by reducing the number of parameters to four in order to make the practical application of the equations easier.
Ayada, M., Miki, M. and Niwa, M. (1991), "DISCRIMINATING THE SILHOUETTE OF LADIES' GARMENTS BASED ON FABRIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 18-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002977
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