Clothing choices, weight, and trait self-objectification

Marika Tiggemann, Rachel Andrew

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    The present study aimed to assess the link between clothing choice and aspects of body image. Participants were 112 female undergraduate students who completed a questionnaire containing a measure of clothing functions, as well as BMI, self-classified weight, and trait self-objectification. Results indicated that BMI and self-classified weight were positively correlated with the choice of clothes for camouflage. Self-objectification was positively correlated with choice of clothes for fashion, and negatively correlated with choosing clothes for comfort. It was concluded that clothing represents an important but neglected aspect of contemporary women's management of their body's appearance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-412
    Number of pages4
    JournalBody Image
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


    • Body image
    • Clothes
    • Clothing functions
    • Self-objectification


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