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

  title={Women's self-perceptions: an exploratory study of optical illusion garments},
  author={Jessica L. Ridgway},
  journal={Submitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School},
  • Jessica L. 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… Expand


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