What do you think of the “fuller-figured” mannequins? Are you offended by the fact that some are saying they “condone obesity”? Feel free to comment below!
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I would love to hear and publish your personal stories on this website. Perhaps you want to let the world know what it’s like to stand in a dressing room and feel like nothing fits nicely. What you think when you look at yourself in the mirror. Or maybe you have a sunshine story? You love your body and you’re not affected by mannequins and models? Tell me! If you email me your story – and a picture if you want – I might publish it here as a featured article. Perhaps you have a blog or website of your own on this subject? E-mail “My Story”
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I’ve been fascinated by the story of the Swedish mannequins since I first saw the photo several days ago. Tonight after reading the back story and checking out
swedishmannequins.com, I called my 7 year-old over to the computer…
“What are these?” I asked, showing her the Swedish mannequins.
“Fake people.” she said.
“Right. They’re called mannequins.” I said, and then showed her “normal” mannequins next to the Swedish ones.
“What’s the difference between these mannequins and those mannequins?” I asked.
“Those fake people look like real people. Those other ones just look like fake people.”
Thank you for the opportunity to have this moment with my daughter.
P.S. My son is 3 and little young to have a similar moment with, but judging from this photo I took of him in a shopping mall last year, I have an uphill battle ahead of me.
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
I love this. I am down 30 lbs. trying to get in shape and healthy. But I will always be curvy, especially up top. That shows a REAL body image. And a healthy looking one. I would be very happy to have that mannequin body image. I would be very very happy. Not the size impossible that are in the stores here in U.S. now. Thank you for giving us hope.
All my life I have tried to look like the common mannequin, and I would measure using tape measure my thighs with theirs and their arms with mine. Unfortunately I never achieved their size, but I realized why jeopardize my entire life trying to look like them when they are nothing but a ‘”model” not drawn to a human scale’. Now with these more realistic mannequins I don’t have to worry about trying to make my clothes fit on me like it fits on the skinny mannequins.
The average size for women is a 14. I struggle with my weight and I am a 10-12 and my doctor tells me to stop worrying over it at my age it’s a normal weight. I am happy for the people that can spend all there time dieting and exercising to be the perfect size in there eyes but I can’t. I eat healthy & this is the body that god gave me we should be proud of our curves.
YES!! You have no idea how many times me and my friends would roam a store and look at all of the skinny mannequins and wonder when this would happen. I am so happily astonished by how many people love this because I know many people who have gotten bullied for being not as slim as other girls and I feel this is a great influence on other girls. It makes them feel that they don’t have to look exactly like the people on the Victoria Secret commercials or other mannequins in stores.
I can’t wait to share this with others because I think this can be a big step in self esteem for all women. Trust me we need this in the U.S.A.!!! I truly hope the word gets out and people start to realize what should be happening in stores. Thanks for posting this website, when I found out about this it made my day
I think mannequins should definitely be like this: Like the normal average woman! I myself remember being a teenager and seeing mannequins while I was shopping and always think how skinny they are. I don’t like young girls skipping dinner or throwing away their lunch and starving themselves because they want to look like that. They should eat healthy, maybe do sport to stay fit but not STARVE.
Thank you so much for creating this website. I am fortunate to have a husband who loves curves and appreciates the way I look, but many women are put down for their size and are pushed to achieve ridiculously dangerous weight losses. There is no doubt we should be healthy. I work out regularly and make sure I get proper nutrition, but I am not a size 6. I look very much like a “plus-size” mannequin and I am happy with it. As long as I am healthy, why should I be stick-thin?