Size 16 mannequin good or bad?

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06/11/2013 at 18:20

Good, bad, or completely irrelevant and just a stunt? 

06/11/2013 at 19:26
Irrelevant
Monique    pirate
06/11/2013 at 19:28

The current mannequins in use bear absolutely no relationship to an actual woman they may as we'll put the outfits on a stuffed goat. So on one level it's an improvement, but better still to do a representation of a standard healthy woman without the giraffe necks and flamingo legs of the current monstrosities. Just have a look at the back of them at how much fabric is pinned in to enable even the smallest size to fit.

06/11/2013 at 19:37

I think having the clothes on a more "womanly" figure will at least give a more realitic idea of what it looks like. although I doubt they will be anything like a normal womans figure anyway!

06/11/2013 at 19:44

It didn't look like a size 16.  It had skinny arms.

06/11/2013 at 21:10

I have no idea what size 16 means.

06/11/2013 at 21:11
The larger lady.
06/11/2013 at 21:21

Apparently not - size 16 is "average" hence the choice.

If it helps Debenhams sell more clothes because they give a better idea of what they'll look like on a significant customer demographic it makes sound business sense.

06/11/2013 at 21:23

But what Monique says is also true - you can't get the right drape on a mannequin that has no real curves so the clothes are always pinned.

06/11/2013 at 21:29

I would like to see manniquins in various shapes that actually reflected the variation in people.  I ahve no problem with them all being a 'model' size 16, but how about ahving some cut for straight figures and some for curvey.  It would give me a better idea of how the outfit would look on me, rather than me taking one look and thinking 'Naw, my hips wouldn't fit in that'

06/11/2013 at 21:38

Short and tall would be good too..... but it wouldn't  happen!

Edited: 06/11/2013 at 21:38
06/11/2013 at 21:41

God yes. You could have colour-coded fingernails or something for different shapes and sizes e.g. red = Penelope Pearshaped, blue = Belinda Busty, orange = Lizzy Littlelegs etc

06/11/2013 at 22:09

Bat wings and thick ankles should get closer to reality.

However, for lady manniquins...

06/11/2013 at 23:06
SuperCaz wrote (see)

I would like to see manniquins in various shapes that actually reflected the variation in people.  I ahve no problem with them all being a 'model' size 16, but how about ahving some cut for straight figures and some for curvey.  It would give me a better idea of how the outfit would look on me, rather than me taking one look and thinking 'Naw, my hips wouldn't fit in that'

Agreed. 

As for JB - bad form, matey.  Very bad form.

06/11/2013 at 23:13

Why?

06/11/2013 at 23:23

"The larger lady"

 

Who is he, or anyone else for that matter, to decide what constitutes a "larger lady", with the associated connotations? Especially without any hint of appreciation of those connotations.

06/11/2013 at 23:28
I always thought size 16 was larger than size 8. Reel your neck in.
07/11/2013 at 00:36

Ease yer springs. 

You assumed sz16 is larger than sz8.  You've clearly never shopped for female clothes.  Size depends on store. 

seren nos    pirate
07/11/2013 at 08:14
Cinders wrote (see)

It didn't look like a size 16.  It had skinny arms.

I am a  size16 and have skinny arms.....

well sometimes a smaller size in posher stores.also depends on the cut etc.........so varies.

I think i am kinda average like most women whatever size I would like to be smaller.

so i think they should have a vriety of sizes and shapes...........the ones they have now are just pointless......

07/11/2013 at 09:45
Yes I aspire to be like Sophie Dahl and Nigella, sadly I wasn't born into a rich family so can't spend my days fiddling about with cakes. As a runner I certainly wouldn't want to have the body shapes of either of them. I think men should use Cillian Murphy as a role model, well average men, not sure who the below average should aspire to.
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