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Mannequins, especially female, influence self image as stores show disturbingly thin ones

Post by Shivani Raik on  03 May 2017 Wednesday

We might not realize it but mannequins not only play a crucial role in the fashion industry but also influence the consumer’s self-image. In the first study of its kind, a research shows that the body size of mannequins used to advertise female fashion in the UK are too thin and may be promoting unrealistic body ideals.

New research from the University of Liverpool, led by Dr Eric Robinson from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, surveyed national fashion retailers located on the high street of two cities in the UK.

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