Size designation of clothes - Part 1: Anthropometric definitions for body measurement (ISO 8559-1:2017)

This document provides a description of anthropometric measurements that can be used as a basis for
the creation of physical and digital anthropometric databases. The list of measurements specified in
this document is intended to serve as a guide for practitioners in the field of clothing who are required
to apply their knowledge to select population market segments and to create size and shape profiles
for the development of all garment types and their equivalent fit mannequins. The list provides a
guide for how to take anthropometric measurements, as well as give information to clothing product
development teams and fit mannequin manufacturers on the principles of measurement and their
underlying anatomical and anthropometrical bases.
Annex A describes the use of the pictogram (standardized and modified) based on the selection of most
usual body dimensions used for clothing size designation.
This document is intended to be used in conjunction with national, regional or international
regulations or agreements to ensure harmony in defining population groups and to allow comparison
of anthropometric data sets.

Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 1: Anthropometrische Definition für Körpermaße (ISO 8559-1:2017)

Dieses Dokument stellt eine Beschreibung anthropometrischer Maße zur Verfügung, die als Grundlage für die Erstellung physischer und digitaler anthropometrischer Datenbanken angewendet werden können. Die in diesem Dokument festgelegte Liste von Maßen ist dafür vorgesehen, als Anleitung für auf dem Gebiet der Bekleidung tätigen Fachleute zu dienen, die ihr Wissen anwenden müssen, um Marktsegmente der Bevölkerung auszuwählen und Größen- und Formprofile für die Entwicklung aller Arten von Bekleidungsstücken und deren entsprechenden Büsten zu erzeugen. Die Liste enthält eine Anleitung zur Durchführung anthropometrischer Messungen sowie Informationen für Bekleidungsentwickler und Büstenhersteller zu den Messprinzipien und ihren zugrunde liegenden anatomischen und anthropometrischen Grundlagen.
In Anhang A ist die Verwendung des Piktogramms (Standard und modifiziert) auf der Grundlage der Auswahl der am häufigsten verwendeten Körpermaße für die Größenbezeichnung der Bekleidung beschrieben.
Dieses Dokument ist dafür vorgesehen, in Verbindung mit nationalen, regionalen oder internationalen Vorschriften oder Vereinbarungen angewendet zu werden, um die Übereinstimmung bei der Definition von Bevölkerungsgruppen sicherzustellen und den Vergleich anthropometrischer Datensätze zu ermöglichen.

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 1: Définitions anthropométriques pour la mesure du corps (ISO 8559-1:2017)

L'ISO 8559-1:2017 fournit une description des mesures anthropométriques pouvant servir de base pour la création de bases de données anthropométriques physiques et numériques. La liste des mesures spécifiées dans le présent document est destinée à servir de guide aux professionnels du secteur de l'habillement qui ont pour tâche d'appliquer leurs connaissances afin de sélectionner des segments de marché parmi la population et de créer des profils de tailles et de formes en vue du développement de tous types de vêtements et des mannequins correspondants. La liste fournit un guide sur la manière de prendre des mesures anthropométriques, et donne des informations aux équipes de développement de produits vestimentaires et aux fabricants de mannequins sur les principes de mesurage ainsi que les bases anthropométriques et anatomiques sous-jacentes.
L'Annexe A décrit l'emploi du pictogramme (normalisé et modifié) fondé sur la sélection des mesures corporelles les plus couramment utilisées pour la désignation des tailles de vêtements.
L'ISO 8559-1:2017 est destiné à être utilisé conjointement à la réglementation ou aux accords nationaux, régionaux ou internationaux afin d'assurer l'harmonisation dans la définition des groupes de population et de permettre la comparaison des ensembles de données anthropométriques.

Označevanje velikosti oblačil - 1. del: Antropometrične opredelitve za merjenje telesa (ISO 8559-1:2017)

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Published
Public Enquiry End Date
01-Jul-2020
Publication Date
10-Jan-2021
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
23-Dec-2020
Due Date
27-Feb-2021
Completion Date
11-Jan-2021

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 8559-1:2021
01-februar-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST ISO 8559-1:2017
Označevanje velikosti oblačil - 1. del: Antropometrične opredelitve za merjenje
telesa (ISO 8559-1:2017)

Size designation of clothes - Part 1: Anthropometric definitions for body measurement

(ISO 8559-1:2017)
Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 1: Anthropometrische Definition für
Körpermaße (ISO 8559-1:2017)

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 1: Définitions anthropométriques pour la

mesure du corps (ISO 8559-1:2017)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 8559-1:2020
ICS:
61.020 Oblačila Clothes
SIST EN ISO 8559-1:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 61.020
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Size designation of clothes - Part 1: Anthropometric
definitions for body measurement (ISO 8559-1:2017)

Désignation des tailles de vêtements - Partie 1: Größenbezeichnung von Bekleidung - Teil 1:

Définitions anthropométriques pour la mesure du Anthropometrische Definition für Körpermaße (ISO

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European foreword

The text of ISO 8559-1:2017 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 133 "Clothing sizing

systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings” of the International

Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has been taken over as EN ISO 8559-1:2020 by Technical

Committee CEN/TC 248 “Textiles and textile products” the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

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Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 8559-1:2017 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 8559-1:2020 without any

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 8559-1
First edition
2017-03
Size designation of clothes —
Part 1:
Anthropometric definitions for body
measurement
Désignation des tailles de vêtements —
Partie 1: Définitions anthropométriques pour la mesure du corps
Reference number
ISO 8559-1:2017(E)
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Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

Introduction ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................vii

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.1 Landmark points and levels (Figures 1 to 26) ............................................................................................................. 1

3.2 Lines and planes (Figures 27 to 31) ..................................................................................................................................14

4 Measuring conditions and equipment ........................................................................................................................................17

4.1 Conditions and apparatus ..........................................................................................................................................................17

4.1.1 Clothing of subject .......................................................................................................................................................17

4.1.2 Support surfaces ...........................................................................................................................................................17

4.1.3 Body symmetry ..............................................................................................................................................................17

4.1.4 Posture ...................................................................................................................................................................................17

4.1.5 Other requirements ....................................................................................................................................................18

4.2 Equipment ................................................................................................................................................................................................18

4.2.1 Anthropometer ...............................................................................................................................................................18

4.2.2 Tape measure ...................................................................................................................................................................18

4.2.3 Chainette and narrow tape ..................................................................................................................................18

4.2.4 Large sliding caliper, sliding caliper and spreading caliper.....................................................18

4.2.5 Weighing scale ................................................................................................................................................................18

4.2.6 Inclinometer .....................................................................................................................................................................18

5 Basic body measurements .......................................................................................................................................................................19

5.1 Vertical measurements (Figures 32 to 49) ..................................................................................................................19

5.1.1 Stature ....................................................................................................................................................................................19

5.1.2 Recumbent length ........................................................................................................................................................19

5.1.3 Chin height .........................................................................................................................................................................20

5.1.4 Front neck height .................. .................................................... ....................................................................................20

5.1.5 Back neck height ...........................................................................................................................................................21

5.1.6 Chest height .......................................................................................................................................................................21

5.1.7 Bust height .........................................................................................................................................................................22

5.1.8 Under bust height.........................................................................................................................................................23

5.1.9 Midriff height ...................................................................................................................................................................23

5.1.10 Waist height ......................................................................................................................................................................24

5.1.11 Upper hip height ...........................................................................................................................................................24

5.1.12 Top hip height ..................................................................................................................................................................25

5.1.13 Hip height ............................................................................................................................................................................26

5.1.14 Maximum hip girth height ....................................................................................................................................26

5.1.15 Inside leg height ............................................................................................................................................................27

5.1.16 Knee height ........................................................................................................................................................................27

5.1.17 Outer ankle height .......................................................................................................................................................28

5.1.18 Back neck height (sitting) .....................................................................................................................................28

5.2 Breadths, widths and depths (Figures 50 to 56) ....................................................................................................29

5.2.1 Hip breadth ........................................................................................................................................................................29

5.2.2 Neck base width ............................................................................................................................................................29

5.2.3 Bust point width ............................................................................................................................................................30

5.2.4 Armscye front to back width ..............................................................................................................................30

5.2.5 Chest depth ........................................................................................................................................................................31

5.2.6 Bust depth...........................................................................................................................................................................31

5.2.7 Abdomen/hip depth ..................................................................................................................................................32

5.3 Girth measurements (Figures 57 to 84) .........................................................................................................................32

5.3.1 Head girth ...........................................................................................................................................................................33

5.3.2 Neck girth ............................................................................................................................................................................33

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5.3.3 Neck base girth ...............................................................................................................................................................33

5.3.4 Bust girth .............................................................................................................................................................................34

5.3.5 Bust girth contoured .................. ......................................................................................................................... .......34

5.3.6 Chest girth (at axilla) .................................................................................................................................................35

5.3.7 Upper chest girth ..........................................................................................................................................................35

5.3.8 Under bust girth ............................................................................................................................................................36

5.3.9 Midriff girth .......................................................................................................................................................................36

5.3.10 Waist girth ..........................................................................................................................................................................37

5.3.11 Upper hip girth ...............................................................................................................................................................37

5.3.12 Top hip girth .....................................................................................................................................................................38

5.3.13 Hip girth ...............................................................................................................................................................................38

5.3.14 Maximum hip girth (seat measure girth) ................................................................................................39

5.3.15 Armscye girth ..................................................................................................................................................................40

5.3.16 Upper-arm girth ............................................................................................................................................................40

5.3.17 Elbow girth ........................................................................................................................................................................40

5.3.18 Elbow girth, arm bent ...............................................................................................................................................41

5.3.19 Wrist girth ..........................................................................................................................................................................41

5.3.20 Thigh girth ..........................................................................................................................................................................42

5.3.21 Mid - thigh girth .............................................................................................................................................................42

5.3.22 Knee girth ............................................................................................................................................................................43

5.3.23 Lower knee girth ...........................................................................................................................................................43

5.3.24 Calf girth ...............................................................................................................................................................................44

5.3.25 Minimum leg girth .......................................................................................................................................................44

5.3.26 Ankle girth ..........................................................................................................................................................................45

5.3.27 Diagonal trunk girth...................................................................................................................................................45

5.3.28 Centre trunk length ....................................................................................................................................................46

5.4 Distances measured following the surface of the body (Figures 85 to 107) ..................................47

5.4.1 Shoulder length ..............................................................................................................................................................47

5.4.2 Back shoulder width ..................................................................................................................................................47

5.4.3 Across back shoulder width (through the back neck point) ...................................................48

5.4.4 Across back width ........................................................................................................................................................48

5.4.5 Back neck point to waist ........................................................................................................................................48

5.4.6 Scye depth length .........................................................................................................................................................49

5.4.7 Across front width .......................................................................................................................................................49

5.4.8 Front neck point to waist .......................................................................................................................................50

5.4.9 Side waist length ...........................................................................................................................................................50

5.4.10 Side neck point to bust point ..............................................................................................................................51

5.4.11 Side neck point to waist level .............................................................................................................................51

5.4.12 Back neck point to bust point ............................................................................................................................52

5.4.13 Back neck point to waist level ...........................................................................................................................52

5.4.14 Upper arm length (shoulder to elbow, elbow bent) .......................................................................53

5.4.15 Lower arm length (elbow to wrist – elbow bent) ............................................................................53

5.4.16 Underarm length ...........................................................................................................................................................54

5.4.17 Back neck point to wrist length .......................................................................................................................54

5.4.18 Total crotch length .......................................................................................................................................................55

5.4.19 Front crotch length .....................................................................................................................................................55

5.4.20 Back crotch length .......................................................................................................................................................56

5.4.21 Side waist to hip ............................................................................................................................................................56

5.4.22 Outside leg length ........................................................................................................................................................57

5.4.23 Back neck point to ground (contoured) ....................................................................................................57

5.5 Hand and foot measurements (Figures 108 to 114) ...........................................................................................58

5.5.1 Hand girth ...........................................................................................................................................................................58

5.5.2 Hand length (wrist crease) ..................................................................................................................................58

5.5.3 Palm length perpendicular ...................................................................................................................................59

5.5.4 Index finger length ......................................................................................................................................................59

5.5.5 Foot length .........................................................................................................................................................................60

5.5.6 Foot width ...........................................................................................................................................................................60

5.5.7 Foot girth .............................................................................................................................................................................61

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5.6 Other measurements (Figure 115) .....................................................................................................................................61

5.6.1 Body mass ...........................................................................................................................................................................61

5.6.2 Shoulder slope ................................................................................................................................................................61

5.7 Calculated measurements (Figures 116 to 122).....................................................................................................62

5.7.1 Contoured centre trunk length .........................................................................................................................62

5.7.2 Back neck point to knee ..........................................................................................................................................63

5.7.3 Torso height ......................................................................................................................................................................63

5.7.4 Straight body rise .........................................................................................................................................................64

5.7.5 Thigh length ......................................................................................................................................................................64

5.7.6 Inside leg length ............................................................................................................................................................65

5.7.7 Bust cup size .....................................................................................................................................................................65

5.7.8 Outer arm length ...........................................................................................................................................................65

Annex A (informative) Pictogram .........................................................................................................................................................................67

Annex B (informative) Standing and seated postures with arm positions ................................................................74

Annex C (informative) Landmark and measurement mapping .............................................................................................76

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................80

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