Sizing Evaluation of Navy Women's Uniforms
NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH FACILITY NATICK MA
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Body dimensions relevant to the size and fit of Navy womens uniform clothing were measured on a representative sample of 906 Naval officers and enlisted women. Six commonly-worn items of uniform clothing were tried on each subject to find the size of best fit. Subsequent statistical analysis was undertaken to determine which body dimensions and which values of these dimensions best predicted the size of best fit. The resulting information was used to develop sizing charts for use in catalogues from which Navy women order clothing. The reliability of the charts was tested on an additional sample of 170 women. Success in predicting correct sizes from the charts varied from 87 to 49 depending on the garment. Use of the charts resulted in 90 to 100 correct predictions within one size of best fit for all garments. A number of sizing and design problems in the garments were revealed during the course of this study. These became the basis for a companion study Robinette, et. al. 1990 in which new sizing programs for Navy womens clothing were developed.
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