Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Beauty Myth Wednesdays: Mannequins and Catalog Models

MYTH #6: THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BODY IF CLOTHES DON'T LOOK THE SAME ON YOU AS THEY DO IN THE CATALOG OR ON THE MANNEQUIN
Magali: Wrong, wrong, wrong. Regardless of whether you're a skinny mini, a plus-sized gal, or somewhere in between, that chic ensemble will never look as perfect on you off-the-rack as it does on the mannequin or the catalog model. The reason? Those clothes are pinned. If you haven't seen this done, check it out next time you're shopping. Take a peek at a mannequin's backside and you'll see that the clothes are fastened on that form to create just the right lines. It's the same deal for clothes you see in catalogs. Trust your resident model. Those outfits are styled and pinned on the human mannequins the same way they are on the plastic ones. So give yourself a break. Then go make friends with a good tailor.

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2 comments:

a. brown said...

You can even see that on the "perfect fit" shirts at the Gap or Old Navy. They barely even try to hide the fact.

Allison K. said...

I recently saw an episode of What Not to Wear where the woman chosen for the makeover was complaining about the same thing, so Stacey and Clinton gave her a good lesson to this effect.