Developing nursing brassier, providing full comfort and visual aesthetics to the wearer.
Guide Name :
Ms. Nitika Rana
Vanity clothing is a unique
category of functional clothing. As its function is to improve body aesthetics,
a new awareness of health and body across the world as well as large ageing
population has fueled the growth of this segment. The principle of vanity
clothing is to compress, lift or support certain body parts. A complex
combination of preferential compression, invisible support, padding, molding,
wiring, special seam and special construction techniques are used to achieve
the desired properties. Pants, bras and various under garments (invisible under
outer clothing) are available that can lift sagging parts and have a slimming
and flattening effect on stomach, waist, hip, breast, thigh, buttocks and back
as desired. Nursing brassiere also falls under this category.
(Nursing Bra: A bra for
breastfeeding mothers which provides additional support and has cups that can
be folded down so the infant can be fed without the mother having to remove the
Today’s nursing bra not just
provides additional feature of pulling aside during lactation, but also has properties like comfort, easy to
wear, strength, feel and aesthetics. But in spite of all this development,
awareness about nursing bra usage is low and the women who are using it still
feel discomfort and have to buy bra rapidly due to changing breast sizes during
and after pregnancy and in today’s market maximum nursing brassieres are made
of Lycra with polyamide or Polyester or Nylon or Cotton, as these fabrics have
good aesthetics. But except cotton fabrics, other fabrics don’t have good
absorbency. Hence these bras give irritation to wearing during long time use.
Current nursing brassieres shows irritation
around nipple area, are made of synthetic fabric, lack moisture transfer, wetting of bra cups on
overflow of milk, low cup support, changing cup sizes, etc. are some of the problems. The focus of the
study is to overcome these problem areas and provide visual appeal to the
With increasing knowledge about
evil effects of wrong size bra, fabric constructions and breast feeding
patterns, this research aims to remove these problems occurring in the nursing
bra through new fabric development and enhancement in construction technology
and appeal of garment.
The research addresses nursing
problems of faced by feeding women, that existing brassiere doesn't fulfill.
Also the product design is for the target consumer: “Indian women”. Fabric
proposed is be indigenous, according to local climatic condition; construction
parameters are according to Indian women body type and the feeding
pattern. And utmost care is taken for