The 10 Best Female Mannequins
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in March of 2017. If you are in the business of selling, making, or altering clothes, then having a suitable mannequin (or several) will be essential. Our selection includes options that fit most needs and that enable you to model, adjust, or repair all types of female clothing and accessories. We've included full-body, dress form, and busts, some of which boast realistic facial features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
May 28, 2020:
We understand that different stores need different kinds of mannequins, and, since they come in a variety of styles, we wanted our list to reflect that. Our selections include premium full-body models you might find in a high-end department store, as well as some more affordable options that would be perfect for a beach T-shirt shop, as well as everything in between.
Those who need to showcase accessories, like wigs, hats, earrings, and necklaces should look to the L7 Bust. It has beautifully-tanned skin, lifelike features, and pierced ears. It doesn't take up too much space, either, so you could easily set up quite a few in your shop.
If you'd like the ability to display an ankle-length dress one day, shorts and a tang top the next, and a professional business suit the day after, a full-body option like the Giantex White Straddle, Roxy Display MD-FR4, and FDW Full-Body will be your best bet. All three of these feature adjustable legs and arms, so you can pose them in different ways to highlight the outfit of the day. Both the Roxy Display MD-FR4 and FDW Full-Body have facial features, while the Giantex White Straddle has more of a modern, nondescript blank face. This last option also has very lifelike hand positions.
If you want all the focus to be on the clothing and only plan on displaying dress and sleeveless blouses, you may want to consider the Roxy Display #F2/4W+WCDX, BMS Dress Form, and Songmics Torso UMDF03BE. These are also good for tailors and designers too, as they have pinnable bodies. While the BMS Dress Form may be the most trendy of the three, the Roxy Display #F2/4W+WCDX is the easiest to move around a store, thanks to the wheels on the base.
The SSWBasics Molded White Shapely Form and DisplayTown Torso P76BLACK are simple and affordable options that can be hung up on a rack in front of or right next to the clothing they are showcasing. They are both perfect for t-shirts or bras, while the DisplayTown Torso P76BLACK is also suitable for full swimsuits.
October 17, 2018:
We took into consideration that every store, designer, and tailor has their own unique personality, and specialize in different products. With that in mind, we removed a few items that were near replicas of preexisting ones and brought in a better variety, like the L7 Bust that features special details jewelry shops will love, and the PGM Dress Form that makes the craft of designing much easier.
Store Supply Female African-American Complexion 70318 Whether you are simply trying to show more diversity in your store or you have a specific clientele, this model from Store Supply is a good option. It has molded hair, so you don't need to outfit it with a wig, and complete facial features along with make up. Standing 6'1" tall, it has a very model-like figure. storesupply.com
Mannequin Mall MM-RLISA11EG With a stylish pose that looks like it is walking down the runway, the Mannequin Mall MM-RLISA11EG is ideal for posh shops selling high fashion items. It is crafted from durable fiberglass; has a glossy white finish with a modern, blank abstract face; and comes with a steel base with a calf rod for support. mannequinmall.com