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Support and Shaping Devices

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...Support devices provide shape, structure, underpinning, and aid in the construction of garments. Support devices used for apparel construction and enhancement are selected with consideration for the overall aesthetic look and fit...

Breasts and Waist

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Malleable Flesh Plotting the whereabouts of the waist on a map of the body is a surprisingly tricky undertaking. Like a fashion version of pin the tail on the donkey, the waist has ended up in unexpected places. Drifting up and down...

Shape and Support

Jaeil Lee

Jaeil Lee is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Seattle Pacific University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Camille Steen

Camille Steen is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, USA, a leading maker of travel apparel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technical Sourcebook for Apparel Designers

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Utilize various underlying fabrics to achieve shape and supportDemonstrate other supportive materials used for each design detail and end use of garmentsA garment is separated into two types...