Technical Design

Optical illusion textile prints: A case study of body shape

  • Jesica L. Ridgway (University of Missouri)
  • MyungHee Sohn (University of Missouri)


Optical illusions can be used to change the visual perception of body shape. According to Fan, Yu, & Hunter (2004) there are very few people that have a perfect body and most people would like to improve their appearance through the use of clothing. One of the best ways to conceal body flaws or attract attention to a section of the body is through the use of color and pattern.

Keywords: optical illusions, body shape, textile prints

How to Cite:

Ridgway, J. L. & Sohn, M., (2013) “Optical illusion textile prints: A case study of body shape”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
Peer Reviewed