We're For Women

Why you shouldn't settle for smaller men's sizes

Understanding the difference when designing clothes for genders

The female form is often curvier than our male counterparts. As such, when designing clothes for women the bust, waist and hips measurements are used to develop style. These measurements can vary widely. We may not all have the perfect hourglass figure, but it's clear the female form has a lot more 'lumps and bumps' than men.

From a designer's perspective, turning a flat piece of fabric into clothing that conforms to the human body becomes more complex the curvier the body is. Extra darts and princess seams are usually needed in females designs vs. mens designs. This allows for smaller tops and pants with enough ease in the bust and hips for the wearer to freely move without the garment being oversized.

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In May 2016 Prospect, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Women into Science and Engineering (WISE), the TUC and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Support Network undertook a survey to review the women’s experience of wearing PPE (see full article here).

Their survey highlighted some of the detrimental affects that incorrectly fitted PPE can have on females in the workforce. These included:

  • Appearing incompetent,
  • Inciting derogatory comments from colleagues,
  • Unable to attend site visits due to delays in sourcing adequate PPE,
  • Taking early maternity leave when maternity attire was not available,
  • Spending more money on bespoke PPE or alterations than their male counterparts,
  • Being hampered by their PPE, which negatively affects their ability to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

Why choose Apto Safety Workwear?

We believe our safety workwear is more stylistically designed to fit the female form than our competitors. We use generous sizing, princess seams, extra curved darts, ventilation seams, well positioned pockets, pull tabs and elastic to effectively accomodate a greater range of women's figures. We chose not to skimp on the finer details to ensure you feel comfortable, look capable and above all provide effective protection for your safety when on the job.

We're For Women

Why you shouldn't settle for smaller men's sizes

Understanding the difference when designing clothes for genders

The female form is often curvier than our male counterparts. As such, when designing clothes for women the bust, waist and hips measurements are used to develop style. These measurements can vary widely. We may not all have the perfect hourglass figure, but it's clear the female form has a lot more 'lumps and bumps' than men.

From a designer's perspective, turning a flat piece of fabric into clothing that conforms to the human body becomes more complex the curvier the body is. Extra darts and princess seams are usually needed in females designs vs. mens designs. This allows for smaller tops and pants with enough ease in the bust and hips for the wearer to freely move without the garment being oversized.

Female

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Image

Male

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In May 2016 Prospect, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Women into Science and Engineering (WISE), the TUC and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Support Network undertook a survey to review the women’s experience of wearing PPE (see full article here).

Their survey highlighted some of the detrimental affects that incorrectly fitted PPE can have on females in the workforce. These included:

  • Appearing incompetent,
  • Inciting derogatory comments from colleagues,
  • Unable to attend site visits due to delays in sourcing adequate PPE,
  • Taking early maternity leave when maternity attire was not available,
  • Spending more money on bespoke PPE or alterations than their male counterparts,
  • Being hampered by their PPE, which negatively affects their ability to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

Why choose Apto Safety Workwear?

We believe our safety workwear is more stylistically designed to fit the female form than our competitors. We use generous sizing, princess seams, extra curved darts, ventilation seams, well positioned pockets, pull tabs and elastic to effectively accomodate a greater range of women's figures. We chose not to skimp on the finer details to ensure you feel comfortable, look capable and above all provide effective protection for your safety when on the job.