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Realistic Makeover For Spanish Mannequins

Saturday, January 27th, 2007 at 13:48 by Eliza E. Lanyard

The mannequins in the clothes shop windows of Spain are to be replaced with ones that more accurately reflect the size and shape of Spanish Citizens. I do hope retailers in this country follow suit.

These days the average size of a British woman is 16 and 5 foot 4 inches tall, and yet the models adorning the windows of most fashion retailers are a size 10 and 5 foot 10 inches tall. A big difference in size, plus hardly up-to-date for retailers who sell their wares on the basis of them being ‘now’, ‘fashionable’ and ‘of the moment’.

I know its all about image and other such ephemera, but I wonder if along with making the models more realistic in terms of size and shape if they could add other more up to date features like the ‘tramp stamp’ tattoo, which seems de rigeur for all ladies under a certain age at the moment, and the tinny awful muzak issuing forth from a mobile phone.

Perhaps then the target audience of youngsters can look in the windows, see more accurate reflections of themselves, realise how hideous they can be and set about giving themselves a makeover forthwith.

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2 Comments on “Realistic Makeover For Spanish Mannequins”

  1. colleen Says:

    RE ‘Tramp Stamp’

    I do wish people would stop making such condescending comments about tattoos on women. it cannot be used as a generic brush with which to tar everyone who sports ink as an illiterate waster with a specialism in benefit fraud.

    I myself sport four tattoos which have in no way impeding me gaining an English degree, masters in journalism and various other assorted qualifications.

    The Slant is an ‘alternate take’ on the news? Forgive me for thinking you seem to be guilty of just the same lazy sterotyping as the big boys.

  2. Eliza E. Lanyard Says:

    Perhaps I should have made myself clearer - I was not referring to tattoos in general but to a particular style found in a particular place which in my experience is invariably sported by illiterate wasters with specialisms in benefit fraud.

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