Apparel Designers Develop Clothing to Fit Older Women
Lang, Susan S., Human Ecology Forum
Clothes come in special sizes for wide women, short women, and young women, but none are specially tailored for older women, whose body changes can include a forward head and neck angle, a forward shoulder roll, back curvature, an increase in girth, and a decrease in height.
To help develop clothing that would give older women a better fit, two Human Ecology apparel designers have developed an objective way to analyze fit among older women and create appropriate alternatives in pattern shapes.
"Clothes are made for the upright stance of the 17- to 35-year-old and typically offer a poor fit for the different body proportions found among older women," says Susan Ashdown, …
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Publication information: Article title: Apparel Designers Develop Clothing to Fit Older Women. Contributors: Lang, Susan S. - Author. Journal title: Human Ecology Forum. Volume: 24. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 1996. Page number: 3. © 1994 Cornell University, Human Ecology. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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