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Comparison between Clothing Sizing Systems of Korean and Foreign SPA Brands for Clothing Size Satisfaction of Tall Women in their Twenties

  • Kim, Hye Suk (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, So Hyun (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Seoul National University) ;
  • Choi, Han Ra (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, Seoul National University) ;
  • Nam, Yun Ja (Dept. of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design/Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2014.12.03
  • Accepted : 2015.04.30
  • Published : 2015.06.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify the differences between clothing size satisfaction and clothing sizing systems of Korean and foreign SPA (specialty retailer of private label apparel) brands according to height group, and provide foundation material that can be used to establish product strategy from the perspective of Korean SPA brand clothing sizes in order to secure competitiveness in the international market. Satisfaction of tall women in their twenties with the clothing sizes of SPA brands was researched, and t-test was conducted to examine differences between clothing size satisfaction of Korean and foreign SPA brands between the two height groups. Then, differences in the size minimum and maximum values, size ranges, size intervals and size numbers between clothing sizing systems of Korean and foreign SPA brands were researched and comparatively analyzed. Existing clothing sizes need to make improvements considering the lengths and shoulder width of tall consumers. And Korean SPA brands need to diversify the range and number of sizes in the clothing sizing system, and set a separate tall-size group, or apply the relationship between vertical and horizontal sizes of clothing to establish a clothing sizing system. A product strategy that applies the results of this study will solve the clothing size dissatisfaction of tall female consumers and stimulate sales of Korean SPA brand clothing products. The study has value in that it extracted realistic problems by researching clothing sizing systems of products that are actually sold.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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