File - David’s Bridal mannequins now have thicker waists, saggier breasts and back fat.
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The mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover.At David's Bridal, mannequins soon will get thicker waists, saggier breasts and back fat to mimic a more realistic shape.This comes after two decades of stores cutting back on mannequins to save money.Now, as shoppers are increasingly buying online, stores are see mannequins as a tool to entice customers to buy.The next decade or so ushered in an era of hyperrealism, with mannequins showing belly buttons and even back spine indentations, says Chad Michael Morrisette, an expert in mannequin history. But by the late 1980s, the trend moved away from realistic mannequins and toward torsos or mannequins without faces.
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