Topshop under fire over tall, skinny mannequins

  • 29/07/2015
(Channel 4)
(Channel 4)

Topshop is being forced to show their clothes on more realistically shaped mannequins.

The high street favourite has been criticised for the tall, skinny models used in shop windows and the impression they have on young women.

"It puts me off some of the clothes to be honest, because I know [they] won't look like that on me," says one shopper.

"It's just intimidating when you walk past a store with really tall, really skinny mannequins and when you don't look that way," says another.

Topshop has responded, saying the dummies were "based on a standard UK size 10", but the "form was stylised to have more impact in store", and that they would not be placing any further orders on this style of mannequin.

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