A Study on the Image Perception in Accordance with Changes in Design Elements of Children's Dress : Focusing on Mothers of 5~6 Year-Old Female Children in Gwangju
아동 드레스의 디자인 요소 변화에 따른 이미지 지각 연구 : 광주광역시 만 5~6세 여아 어머니를 중심으로

Hyo-Jung Yang, Soon-Chun Park
2017 Fashion & Textile Research Journal  
The necessity on children dresses for cultural events and emotional aspects in designs have become important according to the development of kids industry and revitalization of party culture, and so grasping emotional requirements of consumers (image perception) is necessary actually. For the purpose of this research, the study used 27 color pictures on the whole bodies of preschool children who wore children dresses that mixed clothing design factors differently (sleeve, skirt length, waist
more » ... rt length, waist line, materials, color, decoration type and location) through a survey. Regarding the survey objects, this study objected preschool children of 5~6 years old girl's mothers who lived in Gwangju Metropolitan City, and its results were same as follows. First, the mothers evaluated children dresses like 'beautiful,' smart,' 'cute,' 'tidy' images. Second, sleeve, waist line, skirt length, materials, color, decoration type and location appeared to clothing cues affecting influences to overall image perception of children dresses, and decorations were implicated as salient cues that affected greater influences to image perception of children dress wearers than other clothing design factors especially. Based on the research, this study expects that various forthcoming researches have been made continuously, and it could become a guideline for the development of children dress industry afterwards.
doi:10.5805/sfti.2017.19.3.267 fatcat:w3srvulh4fecdepeorgknniiqe