Vanesa Lopez looked at the mannequin in the store window in Madrid and burst out laughing. It was mostly leg, impossibly long and thin, with shorts hugging a tiny waist and a frilly top on delicate shoulders. Ref. Source 6k
I think the fashion industry as a whole has been promoting unrealistic body ideas on women for a long time now. I would like that all to change and have models who represent a cross section of all women not just those who happen to almost starve themselves to be a bean pole. The average woman wears a size 10-12 I think I have heard so why are the fashion industry still trying to tell us the idea woman is a size zero? Makes no sense to me.
To see them start to have more true to life mannequins should help the body image issue become less of a issue.
Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers. Mannequins' long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they're wearing, especially consumers who don't like the look of their own bodies. Source 1u.