Really how many women do you know who are a size 4 to 6 at or above the average female height of 5’6’? Not many if any right? The truth is the average women is a size 14 and with most well below the average height. The average size of 14 ranges from women who stand 5” tall to 6” tall and all heights in between and below. Typically mannequins resemble or mock the runway models we all know to be wafe thin far different from the real women walking the streets across the globe.
The Changing Average Mannequin Size in Swedish Mannequins
The average size of any female mannequin are sizes 4 to 6. not the average size of any women so why? Swedish Mannequins are now showcasing average sized mannequins and look great!
The tradition of stick thin models and stick thin mannequins mimicking these unrealistic representations of the female form are quickly becoming a thing of the past and yet we can only hope the sooner the better.
The Average Size Mannequin
The averages sized mannequin is not the size of the average shopper.
In fact many mannequins found in department stores and in store fronts are on average 5’ 10” ranging in sizes from a size 10 down to a size 4. Most commonly sizes 6 to 4.
This writer knows all too well the frustration this causes the majority of women shoppers.
I fall into the mannequins size range and enjoy buying clothes off the rack. I hadn't given this much thought as I considered myself a difficult fit due to my height. But my gal pals set me straight and got me thinking.
Mannequins Don't Represent Real Women
The sizes of mannequins and the clothes they display do not represent of reach out to real women.
Many of my friends complain they wish they were my height and weight so they too could buy clothes off the rack without resorting to going to plus sizes or in some cases the children’s department.
They experience an extreme amount of frustration as they cannot buy what appeals to them. The fact of the matter is the fashion industry has been missing the boat in terms of meeting the majority of client’s needs. Thankfully times are changing and none too soon.
Sweden Retailers are getting it right with their true to life size mannequins that are turning heads and getting attention.
The mannequin you see to your right was seen in a local Swedish clothing store a thrilled shopper snapped a photo of it which is now going viral.
Because it’s about time and amazing to see a true to size mannequin and to see it looks truly beautiful and stunning in all its average glory.
They are joyfully being called maxi mannequins which have gained in popularity with over one million likes and shares around the globe.
Can you say, "Its about time"?
Honestly these averaged and normal sized mannequins are stunning, beautiful and in fact look far better than the stick thin mannequins (we hope) of the past.
The fashion forward Åhléns is using mannequins in several different sizes to meet the variation of their customers, primarily women, who all look different.
This is a refreshing change and one they no doubt will enjoy much deserved success, and attention as the trendsetter of mannequin reality meeting the needs and desires of real women.
This marks a massive change in the fashion industry.
The Swedish Mannequins
The two Swedish Mannequins taking the fashion industry by storm ringing the waking alarm across the globe.
See for yourself the beautiful curvy models sized to represent real women. These very mannequins were seen in a Swedish store by a female women's rights blogger who snapped these images now sharing them across the globe to raise awareness and inspire real women to stand up and demand their needs be met in the fashion industry.
The resounding cheers of support can be heard round the globe as the news of realistically sized mannequins goes viral.
What do you think about this change?
Please chime in below and let the fashion industry know what we women want to see on store shelves, fronts and in magazines from here out.
After all it will only increase their bottom line. I mean please really as if who's driving this fashion industry buss a bunch of numb skulls?