DETERMINING THE FUNCTIONAL APPAREL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN LAGOS STATE

Authors

  • Oluwaleyimu OLUFUNKE University of Lagos

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61868/njhe.v9i5.60

Keywords:

Functional, Apparel, Design, Requirements, Pregnant Women

Abstract

This study focused on the determination of functional apparel design requirements of pregnant women in Lagos
State. Three specific objectives with three corresponding research questions guided the study. Survey design was
used. The population consisted of 1,074,320 respondents comprising 1,069,125 registered pregnant women, 3,686
registered nurses, 1,500 registered garment makers and 09 clothing and textile lecturers. The sample size was 996
respondents drawn from the four groups that constituted the population for the study. Questionnaire was used for
data collection. Data were analysed using means, standard deviation and t-text. Results indicate among others, that
the overall shape or silhouette apparel design showing gathering at the yoke (X=4.01), light and non-constricting
(X=3.85), have adjustable waistline (X=3.79), be fashionable and sporty styles (X=3.86) determine the functional
apparel design requirements to a high extent. The study recommended, among others, that the garment makers and
apparel industries in Nigeria should encourage the production of smart, stylish and attractive designs that are
functional and aesthetic for pregnant women. Nurses and other stakeholders also should educate the pregnant
women on the apparel design requirements suitable for use.

Author Biography

Oluwaleyimu OLUFUNKE, University of Lagos

Science & Technology Education Department,

Published

2022-03-03

How to Cite

OLUFUNKE, O. (2022). DETERMINING THE FUNCTIONAL APPAREL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN LAGOS STATE. Nigeria Journal of Home Economics (ISSN: 2782-8131), 9(5), 209-216. https://doi.org/10.61868/njhe.v9i5.60