Advances in Women’s Intimate Apparel Technology discusses the design and manufacture of intimate apparel and how the industry is increasingly embracing novel materials, new technologies, and innovations in sizing and fit. The book reviews the ways in which new materials and methods are improving the range, function, and quality of intimate apparel, with particular focus on brassiere design. Part One introduces the advanced materials used for intimate apparel, including novel fabrics and dyes and finishes, along with materials for wiring and embellishments. Part Two discusses the role of seamless technology in intimate apparel production, covering lamination, moulding, and seamless knitting. Finally, Part Three reviews advances in design, fit, and performance. Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage on key trends in intimate apparel technology Presents chapters that follow a coherent sequence, beginning with advanced materials, then discussing new manufacturing techniques, and finishing with coverage of performance and fit“/li> Focuses on the needs of the apparel industry, covering materials, manufacturing, and design aspects Written by distinguished author and professor Winnie Yu who is the Director of the ACE Style Institute of Intimate Apparel at Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The intimate apparel business is undergoing major technological change. New measurement and design techniques, combined with innovative materials and production methods, are transforming the range, quality and applications of women’s lingerie. This important book provides an authoritative review of these developments After an introductory chapter on the concept of body beauty, a first group of chapters discuss innovations in the manufacture of brassieres, including developments in breast measurement and sizing, innovations in bra design and improvements in bra pattern technology. The following sequence of chapters reviews key developments in girdles. Topics discussed include innovations in girdle design and use and research on the physiological effects of body shapers. The book concludes by assessing developments in intimate apparel with special functions such as sports bras, and innovation in knitted and seamless intimate apparel. Innovation and technology of women’s intimate apparel is a standard reference for designers and engineers working in this important area of the textile industry. Reviews the technological and innovative developments of ladies intimate apparel Describes the research principles and scientific understandings of size, materials, pattern and fit to achieve functional and technical design Written by leading experts in the field
A compendium of words and their definitions and histories begins with a general list and moves on to a section titled "Closet Drama" in which words--including bodice, boots, frock, gloves, and petticoats--are humorously examined
A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top intimate apparel blog. While many love the idea of wearing special underthings, lingerie can be intimidating. How is it supposed to fit? How do you take care of it all? Is lingerie really for me? In this beautiful and empowering guide, lingerie expert Cora Harrington demystifies intimate apparel, making it accessible to all sizes, ages, and budgets. Covering everything from basic bras and panties to special occasion wear, shapewear, hosiery, corsets, and more, this no-nonsense handbook empowers you to confidently buy, wear, and care for the underpinnings of your dreams.
A History of Intimate Apparel from the Crinoline to Lingerie
Let's go dancing! A dazzling display of dance costumes is provided for two dolls. Step out on the dance floor for jazz, salsa, flamenco, waltz, jive, ballet, hip hop and tap. Includes an overview of dance styles and a trivia quiz. Illustrated Brenda Sneathen Mattox.