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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015
Features Preferred by Primary School Children in School Uniforms
Abstract: In todays world, clothing plays an important role irrespective of the cultures. Clothing is the most intimate environment as it can be carried everywhere with an individual, creating its own room within a room and its own climate within the larger climate of our surroundings. In comparison to adults, children need different clothing as they are involved in extraordinary activities with many body movements. Children need clothing which is capable of providing comfort within a garment, protection from associated risks in outdoor activities and functionality to do activities faster besides being attractive in all fashion terms. If clothing is uncomfortable for children, it may become a constant irritation and may interfere with an individuals ability to concentrate in classroom. It may either be physical and physiological problem. From present study it was found that children preferred cotton patterned fabric with shades of green and blue for their school uniforms because of its light weight, absorbing capacity and comfort ability. Girls preferred features like peterpan collar, Set in sleeves, Back yoke, patch pockets on the front left panel and pleats for skirt, flaps for belt and pockets on side seam, few of them preferred pinafore style of uniform. Boys even preferred shirt with pocket at left panel, raglan sleeve and back yoke. Short with flaps and set in pockets were their preferences. This survey has revealed many facts about school uniform which were causing dissatisfaction among children.
Keywords: Primary school children, Materials and colours preferred, Functional features and Constructional choices for uniforms
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 3, March 2015,
Pages: 885 - 888