AN INNOVATIVE Ruislip fashion student has created a line of 3D printed lingerie which could almost guarantee women will be given the perfect fit.

Jess Haughton, 23, created the underwear range as part of her Nottingham Trent University degree and her designs will be shown during the university’s 2016 Art & Design Degree Show from June 4-11.

Her designs replace elastic and stitching with 3D printed stretch silicone which enables garments to appear cleaner cut.

Silicone is more fatigue-resistant than elastic and does not degrade over time following repeated stretches, which prevents garments from becoming misshapen.

“Stretch silicone is amazing to work with and could really change the way lingerie is made,” said Jess.

“It's very strong and flexible when cured, and is practically impossible to unstick.

“It also has an amazing feel to it, and when 3D printed can create more intricate detailing than traditional methods.

“In many ways, when printed onto sheer mesh as a floral pattern, it’s like a modern alternative to lace.”

Jess also used the silicone to create aesthetic patterns on sheer mesh to exploit the material’s unique tactile qualities.

To illustrate her concept Jess created a bodysuit which was 3D printed entirely in stretch silicone.

Her commercial designs include a halter bra with a silicone floral pattern printed on sheer mesh, a sheer mesh thong and a leather harness with minimal stitching.

Consumers would be able to order bespoke lingerie based on their measurements being inputted into a computer.

The technology would also allow for unique detailing as required by each individual.

Emma Prince, senior lecturer in fashion design at the School of Art & Design, said: “Jess has showed real innovation in developing her range of products and has developed her knowledge of this new technology which she can expand upon when she leaves university and pursues her career.

“It's a great illustration of how modern technology can change the way clothing is made, leading to improvements in the performance of garments, their fit and their market appeal.”