The Daily Mail recently posted a very interesting article about the demand for more plus size mannequins (12-14) as a contrast to the slimmer mannequins that usually fall between sizes 6 and 10. The article cites curvy celebs like Adele and Christina Hendricks for portraying a healthier, more normal image of the “modern” women.
Displaysense is the company in the article that’s noticed the increase in demand for the plus size dummies.
“Staying relevant to your audience is essential, and our books show that sales of larger sized and bigger breasted mannequins, wider clothes hangers for heavier garments and other plus size display products are undoubtedly on the rise in 2012,” says Jimmy Moody, spokesperson for Displaysense.
I’m glad that curvier women are finally getting the rep they deserve. But if you ask me, body types shouldn’t be a trend, the fashion industry should work harder to make everyone feel like they can fit into nice clothes, because either way, someone is going to feel left out. Skinny, larger, or even average-sized women all join in the same struggle to fight the media’s stereotypes of what is beautiful and what is not. I think the fashion industry needs to think less about what body types are fashionable and more about the diversity of body types that are really out there.Tags: Adele, Christina Hendricks, plus size fashion, plus size mannequins, The Daily Mail