NEW YORK (January 28, 2014) The ubiquitous mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.
At Wings Beachwear's in Miami, mannequins sport flower tattoos like those of some of the women who shop there.
The mannequins at American Apparel's downtown New York City store have pubic hair peeking through their lingerie.
At David's Bridal, mannequins soon will get thicker waists, saggy breasts and back fat to mimic a more realistic shape.
Stores are using more realistic versions of the usually tall, svelte, faceless mannequins in windows and aisles in an effort to make them look more like the women who wear their clothes.
That means not only adding fat and hair, but also experimenting with makeup, wigs and even poses.