BODY SHAPES OF TURKISH WOMEN: IN TERMS OF THE READY-TO-WEAR INDUSTRY


Cileroglu B.

TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON, vol.20, no.2, pp.130-136, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: TEKSTIL VE KONFEKSIYON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-136
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the size distribution of Turkish women, identify their body shapes and analyze the correlation between their body measurements and body shapes in terms of the ready-to-wear industry. In a study done for this purpose, it was found that the average height of Turkish women is 161cm. The body shape distribution of Turkish women participating in the study was designated as 37% hourglass, 31% triangle, 19% rectangle, and 13% inverted triangle. It was determined that the body shapes and height of Turkish women are in close correlation, but that, there are differences in bust, waist and hip measurements. It was found that the bust measurement of Turkish women with inverted triangle body shape is significantly different from that of Turkish women with the other three body shapes. Similarly, it was observed that there are also differences between the waist and hip measurements of Turkish women with inverted triangle body shape and that of Turkish women with the other three body shapes. While bust and waist measurements are close to each other in Turkish women with triangle, hourglass, and rectangle body shape, there are differences in their hip measurements.