In Fall 2014, I took a class called FSAD 6900 – Understanding Functional Aspects of Clothing and Design. In this class, we focus on problem-solving through clothing. As part of the class, we present a topic, show the issues with the apparel we choose and find research that supports the solution.
My topic was plus-size shapewear. View the slideshow below. Links and sources are below the slideshow.
- Proper sizing
- Identify quality construction
- Use specific piece for desired effect
- Seek alternatives
- Demand better by not buying inferior goods
Plus-size shapewear Solutions
- Fit and sizing education
- An investigation of the structure of sizing systems
- Applying finite element analysis to compression garment development
- Compression research
- Pressure prediction model for compression garment design
- The Effects of Compression Garments on Recovery
- New fiber technology
- Color Change Compression Fabrics and Garments
Research using available research from a variety of disciplines:
- Compression garments and exercise: garment considerations, physiology and performance
- Factors influencing the effectiveness of compression garments used in sports
- A study on Human Perception Towards Girdle Pressure with Standard Motion
- Find new ways to research this market segment
- U.S. Compression Therapy Market to Reach $1.16 Billion in 2015
- Frustrated Fatshionistas: An Institutional Theory Perspective on Consumer Quests for Greater Choice in Mainstream Markets
- Follow up
- Use diverse body types: diamond, hourglass, figure eight, rectangle, triangle, oval, inverted triangle
- Research initial and repeat sales
- Survey but also observe over a long period of time
- Investigate actual used garments
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"Classic, Untwisted: Spanx Review." <http://classicuntwisted.blogspot.com/2013/08/spanx-review.html>.
Davies, Vanessa, Kevin G Thompson, and Stephen-Mark Cooper. "The Effects of Compression Garments on Recovery." Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 23.6 (2009): 1786-1794. Print.
DivaCurves. "https://divascurves.com/." 2013. JPG file.
"Girls! Girls! Girls! fundraising gala, Oct 27 2013." Leif Norman. <http://www.leifnorman.net/girls-girls-girls-fundraising-gala-oct-27-2013/>.
Leung, W. Y., D. W. Yuen, Sun Pui Ng, and S. Q. Shi. "Pressure Prediction Model for Compression Garment Design." Journal of Burn Care & Research 31.5 (2010): 716-727. Print.
Lim, N. "Engineering apparel fabrics and garments." Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Institute of Textiles and Clothing Department, <http://issuu.com/sherifabid/docs/1439809720_engifabrics>.
Macrae, Braid A., James D. Cotter, and Raechel M. Laing. "Compression Garments and Exercise." Sports Medicine 41.10 (2011): 815-843. Health Reference Center.
O., Troynikov, E. Ashayeri, Burton M., Subic A., F. Alam, and S. Marteau. "Factors influencing the effectiveness of compression garments used in sports." Procedia Engineering 2.2 (2010): 2823-2829. Print.
"Plus Size Fashion: Dress for your Body Shape - AbbeyPost Made To Measure Blog." AbbeyPost Made To Measure Blog. <http://abbeypost.com/blog/plus-size-fashion-dress-for-your-body-shape/>.
"Shapewear 101: A Guide to Shapewear." The Lingerie Addict Lingerie For Who You Are. <http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2013/09/a-guide-to-shapewear-and-other-sneaky-solutions.html>.
"Size Charts | Lane Bryant." Size Charts | Lane Bryant. <http://www.lanebryant.com/content.jsp?pageName=SizeChart2>.
"The Curvy Fashionista | A Plus Size Fashion Blog." The Curvy Fashionista. <http://thecurvyfashionista.com/>.
"The Original Seamless Shapewear -- Our Body Wrap Catalog -- not your mother's girdle." The Original Seamless Shapewear -- Our Body Wrap Catalog -- not your mother's girdle.<http://seamlessbody.com/glossary/index.html>.
"The history of shapewear." Queens Of Vintage. <http://www.queensofvintage.com/the-history-of-shapewear/>.
"U.S. Compression Therapy Market to Reach $1.16 Billion in 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan." U.S. Compression Therapy Market to Reach $1.16 Billion in 2015, Finds Frost. <http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-compression-therapy-market-to-reach-116-billion-in-2015-finds-frost--sullivan-62005342.html>.