Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

Anthropometry, Apparel Sizing and Design

2nd Edition - October 1, 2019

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  • Editors: Norsaadah Zakaria, Deepti Gupta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026052
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026045

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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 the improved characterization of population size, weights and the shapes of consumers. This new edition presents the very latest advances, and is expanded to include in-depth coverage of sizing and fit for specific groups and applications. Sections cover the development of sizing systems, classification and body types, the use of anthropometric data, body measurement devices and techniques, including 3D scanners for the full body and for particular body parts, 4D scanning technology and motion analysis. Additional sections cover testing and the evaluation of fit and anthropometric sizing systems for particular functions, thus reflecting the increasing need for apparel to meet specific needs, such as in 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. Its 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, sizing system development, and applications in clothing design
  • Enables users to understand and utilize detailed anthropometric data
  • Covers 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

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Anthropometry and garment sizing systems
    1. New directions in the field of anthropometry, sizing and clothing fit
    2. Anthropometric methods for apparel design
    3. National size and shape surveys for apparel design
    4. Developing apparel sizing system using anthropometric data: Body size and shape analysis, key dimensions and data segmentation
    5. Apparel size designation and labelling

    Part II: Body measurement devices and techniques
    6. Full body 3D scanners
    7. Scanning technologies for 4D scanning, motion analysis

    Part III: Testing and evaluation of fit
    8. Fabric, Seam and Design Applications in Developing Body Contouring Jeans
    9. Evaluation of pattern block for fit testing

    Part IV: Designing for specific functions
    10. Sizing and fit for swimwear
    11. Sizing and fit for protective clothing
    12. Sizing and fit for footwear
    13. Sizing and fit for pressure garments
    14. Sizing and fit for plus size men and women wear

Product details

  • No. of pages: 444
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: October 1, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026052
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026045

About the Editors

Norsaadah Zakaria

Norsaadah Zakaria is a chartered clothing associateship and an academic research fellow at Taylor’s University, Subang, Malaysia. She is also the founder of Clotech Atelier Academy—Telestia Malaysia. Her main research interests include TVET education for sustainable practices in the clothing industry, traditional and 3D body scanning anthropometric surveys, data modeling for clothing sizes, shape analysis based on anthropometric data and sizing system optimization, and validation using data mining. She is also offering professional programs accredited by The Textile Institute—United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Deepti Gupta

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

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