A new photo making the rounds on Facebook has a lot of people doing a double-take. The picture features a couple of mannequins dressed in lingerie that look very much like real women. What makes these mannequins so different and realistic is that they are more like a size 6 and 10 rather than the size 0 mannequin we have all become so accustomed to seeing.
Women’s Rights News posted the photo of the "plus-sized" mannequins which are on display at a Swedish department store. The caption reads, “Store mannequins in Sweden. They look like real women. The US should invest in some of these.” Immediately the photo went viral and had women everywhere talking about how refreshing it was to see a more realistic sized mannequin to model clothing. After all, don’t we want to see what the clothes will really look like on us?
The idea that young girls who come to these stores with their parents or friends will get an opportunity to see a more healthy and realistic looking body opposed to the models and actors that saturate the media every day is also a major plus. Seeing diverse body types has been proven to actually make girls and women feel more confident that about their own body image.
What do you think of the size 6 and size 10 mannequins being used in this Swedish department?
Would you like to see these larger sizes replace the size 0 mannequins where you shop?