The mannequins in Debenhams are currently a U.K. size 10 (a U.S. size 8), but soon, they'll have some curvaceous size 16 friends to hang out with.
The department are unveiling their larger size 16 mannequins in their newly refurbished Oxford Street store in London today, which they say will better reflect the size of many of its customers. The Director of Debenhams, Ed Watson, has said the company feels that it's important to "better represent what real women actually look like when advertising our clothes."
Personal stylist Lorraine McCulloch told BBC Breakfast that it will be "brilliant" for women to see what the clothing looks like on a bigger mannequin. She also suggested that it might help women be "braver" about their clothing choices.
Many women on Twitter also thought the new mannequins are positive thing:
Some (men) on Twitter also weren't convinced:
Other shops including Topshop and Miss Selfridge currently have size 10 mannequins in their shops, while Dorothy Perkins and Wallis use a size 10-12.
Debenham's new size 16 mannequins will be rolled out across the U.K. in the coming months.