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Selection of an Optimal Commercial Brassiere for the Small-breasted Women and the Evaluation and 3D Analysis of the Wearing Appearance
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Human Ecology
  • Volume 24, Issue 6,  2015, pp.847-857
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Human Ecology
  • DOI : 10.5934/kjhe.2015.24.6.847
 Title & Authors
Selection of an Optimal Commercial Brassiere for the Small-breasted Women and the Evaluation and 3D Analysis of the Wearing Appearance
Lee, Hyun Young;
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 Abstract
The ratio of small-breasted women occupies over 20% among Korean women in their twenties. However, the commercial brassieres for the small-breasted women were not fitted well to their breast shapes. In this research, the various commercial mold brasseries for small-breasted women were evaluated through the wearing test and the analysis of 3D images which were scanned from their torsos wearing the brassieres. In addition, professional panels performed the appearance evaluation based on the 2D front and side images captured from 3D images taken by 3D measurement systems. As the results, we found that small-breasted women preferred a 3/4 cup brassiere, of which volume is concentrated in the lower cup. The most preferred brassiere in wearing state shows that the characteristic angle between the chest and the upper cup is about 167 degrees, which is smaller than those of another brassieres, and that the ratio of the radius of curvature of the nipple part to that of the lower cup was about 0.78. These results provide important implications regarding the design of mold brassieres for small-breasted women in spite of the fact that these results represent the selected set of commercial brassieres. Therefore, further studies are highly demanded for the most suitable design information of mold cup for small-breasted women.
 Keywords
small-breasted women;commercial brassiere;evaluation of wearing appearance;3D analysis;mold brassiere;
 Language
Korean
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