Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081026045

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

2nd Edition

Editors: Norsaadah Zakaria Deepti Gupta
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026045
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 600
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Table of Contents

Part I Anthropometric methods
1. Apparel sizing: existing sizing systems and the development of new sizing systems
2. Anthropometry and the design and production of apparel: an overview
3. Anthropometric methods for apparel design: body measurement devices and techniques
4. Body shape analysis and identification of key dimensions for apparel sizing systems

Part II Analysing anthropometric data to develop sizing systems
5. Segmentation and classifi cation of anthropometric data for the apparel industry
6. The development of apparel sizing systems from anthropometric data
7. Apparel size designation and labelling

Part III Developing anthropometric sizing systems for particular groups
8. Sizing and fit for mobility in clothing
9. Sizing and fit for medical clothing
10. Size and fit for fashion digital manikins – i-dummy
11. Sizing and fit of bras
12. Sizing and fit for head gears
13. Sizing and fit for sportwear
14. Sizing and fit for shoe


Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design, Second Edition, reviews techniques in anthropometry, sizing system developments, and their applications to clothing design. The book addresses the need for improved characterization of our populations in order to tailor garments according to size, weight, and shape of consumers. The new edition presents the very latest advances in anthropometry and apparel sizing, and is expanded to include in-depth coverage of sizing and fit for specific groups and applications.

Part One considers a range of anthropometric methods, explaining the development of sizing systems, classification and body types, the use of anthropometric data, and the latest trends in the area. Part Two presents body measurement devices and techniques, including 3D scanners for the full body and for particular body parts, 4D scanning technology and motion analysis. Part Three discusses testing and evaluation of fit, covering important aspects such as parametric mannequins, sensors and virtual fit. Finally, Part Four focuses on anthropometric sizing systems for particular functions, reflecting the increasing need for apparel to meet specific needs, including for swimwear, protective clothing, mobility, intimate apparel, footwear and compression garments.

This book will be an essential reference source for apparel designers, manufacturers, retailers, and merchandisers. The detailed information and data will also be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students across clothing technology, product design, fashion, and textiles.

Key Features

  • Reviews methods and techniques in anthropometry and sizing system development, along with their applications to clothing design
  • Enables users to understand and to utilize detailed anthropometric data
  • Cover sizing and fit for particular uses, including protective clothing, compression garments, intimate apparel and footwear


Clothing/apparel designers, manufacturers, retailers, and merchandisers; researchers and postgraduate students in clothing technology, product design, fashion, and textiles


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About the Editors

Norsaadah Zakaria Editor

Norsaadah Zakaria is currently the Head of Clothing Technology and Fashion, at the Institute of Business Excellence, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. She has organized training and offered professional APD clothing and design technology programmes in collaboration with the Telestia-AB Fashion Centre, Greece. Dr. Zakaria was previously on the main research committee for the organization of national research on Saudi Size in 2015, and managed to secure the national grant to develop the first anthropometric data for Saudi Arabia. Her main research interests include traditional and 3D body scanning anthropometric survey, modelling and data for clothing sizes, shape analysis based on anthropometric data, and sizing system optimization and validation using data mining. She is now pursuing research on adult anthropometric data for women.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Clothing Technology and Fashion, Institute of Business Excellence, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Deepti Gupta Editor

Dr. Deepti Gupta is Professor in the Department of Textile Technology at IIT Delhi, India. She completed her PhD from the same department in 1995 and joined as a faculty member in 1997. She has 18 years of teaching and research experience and has published more than 40 papers in national and international journals of repute. She has guided two PhD and several M.Tech projects at IIT. Dr. Gupta has conducted research on the problem of body size chart development for the Indian ready-made garment industry for the last 6 years. She has published several papers in international journals and spoken at national and international conferences on the subject. Her team has generated a huge database of accurate anthropometric data of various segments of the Indian population. This has been analysed extensively to propose a unique, computer aided solution to the extremely complex problem of garment sizing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, India