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Building Self-Confidence by Using a Sports Bra as an Everyday Bra - a Study Based on Pressure Analysis

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Women often use sports bras when doing physical activities, but most women have recently shown interest in using sports bras as everyday bras. Therefore, this study used pressure analysis to identify a suitable sports bra that generates less pressure at the shoulder strap for all breast sizes. Among fashion design and engineering students, an interview was conducted at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University. Based on this random survey, women found more comfort in using sports bras as everyday bras, but the shoulder strap and waistband prevented them from doing it regularly. Therefore, this study emphasized only the shoulder straps because it was the most uncomfortable feature among others. More attention needs to be made to the strap width and neckline when selecting a sports bra because when it comes to females with breast sizes 34C and 36C, encapsulation types with cross-back designs are suitable. However, we noticed that the shoulder straps should be widened based on breast size. The encapsulation type with a racer back is recommended for women with breast size 38C.
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  • School of Textile Science and Engineering, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, 5 Second Avenue, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou, China
  • School of Fashion Design and Engineering, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University Hangzhou. Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, 5 Second Avenue, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou, China
  • School of Fashion Design, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, 5 Second Avenue, Xiasha Higher Education Zone, Hangzhou, China
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