The paper deals with the 3D virtual prototyping of garments since they represent an important tool for
booth textile and garment designers. It offers simple introduction of changes while developing a model in
comparison to conventional techniques, quick response to the costumer's demands and wishes regardless
of their location. Moreover, 3D virtual prototyping of garments can successfully replace prototyping
processes when the specific garments are designed e.g. garments for people with the non-standard body
figure, wheelchair users, sportswear etc. The advantages and disadvantages of virtual prototyping of
garments, used processes and methods, as well as the suggestions for new research opportunities on the
field of virtual simulation of garments and textile materials are presented.