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Women's self-perceptions: an exploratory study of optical illusion garments

@article{Ridgway2014WomensSA,
  title={Women's self-perceptions: an exploratory study of optical illusion garments},
  author={Jessica Ridgway},
  journal={Submitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School},
  year={2014}
}
  • Jessica Ridgway
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Submitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School
  • Although previous research provides insight into how women construct and idealize their appearance through clothing, the connection to the design elements of a garment is lacking. Using an exploratory approach, the current study, theoretically grounded in the self-discrepancy theory, investigated a woman’s perceptions of her body shape. The primary goal of this exploratory study was to understand how garments created with optical illusion prints or patterns, can affect women’s perceptions of… CONTINUE READING

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