To exhibit a piece of clothing accurately, a tailor, dressmaker, designer, or shop owner can benefit from owning a dress mannequin. Dress mannequins available on eBay typically comprise a three-dimensional model of the torso covered in foam-backed nylon for easy pinning and marking. Dress mannequins come in a variety of sizes, including petite for UK sizes 6 to 10, small for 10 to 18, medium for 18 to 24, and full figure for 24 to 30.
Buyers have other options as well, such as a wire, PVC, or fibreglass dress mannequin. Many mannequins come complete with hanger hooks for displaying on rails, as well as fittings underneath for erecting on stands or poles. Those who are looking for dress mannequins appreciate the availability of these almost life-like figures, with some even assuming a pose other than the regular standing position. A tailor, dressmaker, or designer can better scrutinise a creation when it is on a dress mannequin. Similarly, a retailer can create a more realistic display using a mannequin to exhibit a clothing piece.