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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 3 Dimensions and accompanying description; sorted by body region

From: Exploration of the body–garment relationship theory through the analysis of a sheath dress

Body region#DimensionDescription
Neck1Neck circumferenceCurved line from center front neck point to the high-point shoulder and the high-point shoulder to the center back neck point, doubled
2Front neck dropVertical distance between the center front neck point and the high-point shoulder
Shoulder3Shoulder seam lengthStraight line from the high-point shoulder to the shoulder point
4Averaged shoulder dropFront and back vertical distance between the high-point shoulder and the shoulder point, averaged
Shoulder blade5Bodice back waist dart depthVertical distance between the dart point and the midpoint of the dart opening
6Bodice back waist dart widthHorizontal distance of the dart opening
7Back waist darts distanceA straight line from the center back waist point to the first dart leg, doubled
Bust8Bust dart depthDistance between the dart point and the midpoint of the dart opening
9Front waist darts distanceA straight line from the first dart leg to the center front waist point, doubled
Greatest lower-body front prominence (GLBFP)10Front waist widthDistance from the right side waist point to the outside dart leg + the distance from the inside dart leg to the center front waist point, doubled
11Waist circumference
Skirt front waist
Front waist width + back waist width, calculated same as for front, but with center back waist point
12Dart depth
Skirt front waist
Distance from dart point to the midpoint of the dart opening
13Dart widthHorizontal distance of the dart opening
Buttocks14Skirt back waist dart depthDistance from dart point to the midpoint of the dart opening
15Skirt back waist dart widthHorizontal distance of the dart opening
Greatest lower-body side prominence (GLBSP)16Skirt curve lengthCurved line from right side waist point to the point of greatest lower-body side prominence