A agile manufacturing Apparel manufacturing that utilizes a modular production system. In modular production workers are organized into teams that work together to produce an entire garment. In contrast to the bundle system, in which one worker performs an assembly task, then bundles the materials together and passes them to another worker who does another task, the modular system is more efficient and flexible. A-line Style line for apparel in which the dress fits at the shoulder or the skirt at the waist and gradually flares out to a wider hemline, causing it to resemble the letter A.
Patti Page wearing a bullet bra , While there are medical and surgical needs for brassieres, most are worn for fashion or cultural reasons. During the s and s, the sweater girl became fashionable, supported by a bullet bra known also as a torpedo or cone bra as worn by Jane Russell and Patti Page. After the Miss America protest in September , manufacturers were concerned that women would stop wearing bras. In response, many altered their marketing and claimed that wearing their bra was like "not wearing a bra". Advice included avoiding plain, flesh-toned, smooth-cup bras, so that the exposure does not appear accidental; making sure the bra is in good condition; and wearing a style that either matches the colour of the outerwear or is dramatically different. Among the respondents, 67 per cent said they prefer wearing a bra to going braless, while 85 per cent wanted to wear a "shape-enhancing bra that feels like nothing at all. Wearing a bra does not prevent breasts from sagging.