What would you do if you walked into a store and saw a tall curvaceous plus size mannequin? Would she woo you with her latest fashions? Could she entice you into a shopping frenzy? Or better yet would her presence, make you thee newest member of the shopoholics club? I don’t know about you, but if I walked into a store that had curvaceous mannequins— I would loose my mind!!! I can see myself walking down the aisles making a mental list and saying– I want that one— that one– that one– and that one!!!! AHH (SIGH), Can some one please take my wallet– Im serious PLEASE– take it NOW!!!!
Last week Mia Amber, alerted her followers that Britain’s department store Debenhmas, is now testing out the use of plus size mannequins. This week, an Australian retailer known as Myer,has also opted to join the bandwagon. This sudden spark of changes are increasing the list of retailers that are becoming more aware of their customers sizes. Mannequins which typically, range between sizes 8-10 (sometimes smaller), do not reflect the average size of women these days. The new highly anticipated plus size mannequins will range between sizes 16-20, which is far more realistic.
In response, I would like to give two thumbs up to Debenhams and Myer for taking the steps to embrace the curves of their shoppers. My only thought now is, when will the U.S. join in? Hmm…maybe Marie and I should enter Old Navy’s mannequin contest???
Marie’s Mannequin Kristal’s Mannequin