You’d think that dress forms are just the usual pinnable foam body mannequins used by tailors and designers, but in the last few years they’ve become quite popular as decorative and clothing display items, with many people buying them for their wardrobe or for their stores. As such, dress form producers have stepped up their game and started offering more creative dress form options, including all sorts of vintage-looking designs.

Vintage style dress forms have become extremely popular as well, some of them imitating various eras of fashion. That’s why you’ll find classic French style dress forms, Victorian-inspired ones and surprisingly, even some with Roman influences in their design. Antique indeed.

One other rather creative approach to the creation of dress forms is making them out of iron, which proves to be an elegant and cost effective solution for a sturdy clothing display solution that also looks great. No matter what type of dress form you might be looking for, most likely it’s covered in our list of most creative dress forms.

With over 50 types of mannequins and over 20 types of dress forms available, you’ll surely find the perfect one for your needs. Of course, if your goal is to display clothing in a store or organize your own clothing collection, there are more solutions available in our clothing displays series. But, for now, let’s start with the best dress forms available online:

The Best Creative Dress Forms You Can Buy

Our Favorite Creative Dress Form

ZDF-1501 - Elegant Bronze Dress Form with Antique Swirls & Iron Base

#1. ZDF-1501 – Elegant Bronze Dress Form with Antique Swirls & Iron Base

This dress form can be used for its practical purpose (displaying clothing items) or it can be presented as a valuable home decoration. Handmade by the most proficient workers, this product’s most attractive plus it’s his form: its iron was beautifully crafted into small bubbles and swirls for an exquisite and antique look. Another unnoticeable detail is the high rounded and swirled stand which could ensure its quality as well as its resistance to depreciation. This would be a sublime idea for those who really are attracted to the general design of their personal environment – its bronze finish with golden highlights could increase the appraisal of every place it encounters.

Dimensions: 19.5” L X 53” H X 19” Deep

Materials: iron with a bronze finish with gold highlights

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The Creative Choice

ZDF-1502 - Creative Festive Dress Form with Christmas Tree Decorated Top & Elegant Stand

#2. ZDF-1502 – Creative Festive Dress Form with Christmas Tree Decorated Top & Elegant Stand

This might not be our first pick, but it seems to be a trend – many people really love the whole festive approach to dress forms, turning them into pseudo-Christmas trees with all sorts of decorations. While some prefer a DIY approach, there are standardized dress forms like this with the decorations included, which might be your preference if you’re short on time and energy.

Dimensions: Chest – 36″ | Waist – 25″ | Hips – 36″

Materials: hollow foam with metal stand

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The Value Choice

ZDF-1503 - Antique Female Dress Form with Study Metal Stand & Multi-Layered Iron Torso

#3. ZDF-1503 – Antique Female Dress Form with Study Metal Stand & Multi-Layered Iron Torso

X usually marks the spot, but in this case it just offers stability to the dress form. This metal wire dress form comes in a black finish with a beautiful Victorian style 4-legged stand and some very pretty curves. Although it’s a metal dress form, it’s pretty easy to move around and it looks great most settings.

Dimensions: 17.5” L X 59” H X 13” Deep

Materials: iron with a bronze finish with gold highlights

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The Utility Choice

ZDF-1504 - Exquisite Ivory Creative Metal Dress Form with Beautiful Curves

#4. ZDF-1504 – Exquisite Ivory Creative Metal Dress Form with Beautiful Curves

An unusual, yet elegant color for a dress form, this cream ivory finish looks stunning and is a rather discrete choice if you want to display clothing. What’s really creative about this dress form is the shape, though. Besides having a Victorian inspired design, this dress form features a storage shelf inside, which is amazing if you want to store a few trinkets or some other fashion accessories inside.

Dimensions: Chest 37″ Waist 20½” Hips 39″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, black & white lace cover

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The Premium Choice

ZDF-1505 - Modern Colorful Textured Navy Blue Print Body Dress Form with Wooden Base

#5. ZDF-1505 – Modern Colorful Textured Navy Blue Print Body Dress Form with Wooden Base

This navy blue print covered dress form is simplistic in its design, but the pattern itself gives it a vintage feel. Equipped with an adjustable wooden tripod stand, this padded dress form can fit a decorative role in your home or as a simple clothing display solution in a store.

Dimensions: Chest – 36″ | Waist – 25″ | Hips – 36″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, black & white lace cover

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The Budget Choice

ZDF-1506 - Creative Newspaper Themed Female Dress Form with Vintage Wooden Stand & Base

#6. ZDF-1506 – Creative Newspaper Themed Female Dress Form with Vintage Wooden Stand & Base

Discover your inner-hipster with this papier-mache fabric covered dress form. Featuring a delicate black embroidery on the side and a matte black wooden tripod stand, this dress form might be the pinnacle of vintage-looking dress form designs. Ideal as a bedroom decoration or in a vintage themed store, this dress form will surely not disappoint its target audience. Most likely you’ll get a lot of questions in the line of “Ooooh, where did you buy this?”.

Dimensions: Chest 34”; Shoulder 15″; Waist 27″; Hips 35″; Neck 12.5”

Materials: stainless steel tube, high density foam, wooden stand

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ZDF-1507 - Contemporary Artistic Printed Body Form with Adjustable Wooden Stand

#7. ZDF-1507 – Contemporary Artistic Printed Body Form with Adjustable Wooden Stand

This dress form is the perfect combination between modernism and vintage style. Having an adventure theme, with fabric that depicts various licence plates, this female body form seems to be an invitation to reverie. By the same token, its enriched print makes it a valuable home decoration idea. It comes with an adjustable wooden stand which could be a synonym to sturdiness (which allows you to display different type of clothing, weight-wise, such as trench coats, delicate furs and so on). In contrast, the body form is lightweight and its movement won’t be censored.

Dimensions: Shoulders (15”) + Chest (34”)+ Waist (26”) + Hips (35”)

Materials: Solid foam body, fabric cover, MDF, wooden tripod stand

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ZDF-1508 - Vintage Vertical Striped Earth Tone Dress Form with White Pine Wooden Stand

#8. ZDF-1508 – Vintage Vertical Striped Earth Tone Dress Form with White Pine Wooden Stand

This dress form features one of the most beautiful finishes we’ve seen. The vertical stripes and the earth tones featured on this dress form, in conjunction with the white elegant base and its crown, make it one of the more premium, yet creative looking dress forms on the market. Perfect for displaying clothes, but also great as a decorative item.

Dimensions: Shoulders (15”) + Chest (34”) + Waist (26”) + Hips (35”)

Materials: Solid foam body, fabric cover, MDF, wooden tripod stand.

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ZDF-1509 - Soft Champagne Color Elegant Body Form with Round Metal Base & Matching Crown

#9. ZDF-1509 – Soft Champagne Color Elegant Body Form with Round Metal Base & Matching Crown

Yet another stunning dress form design, this time available in a champagne gold color and a shiny silver finish for the stand and the neck-base. This form also features a round metal stand which makes it extra sturdy, but also provides a neat little place to keep shoes handy. Extra useful if you sell shoes and clothing as well and great-to-have if you’re planning on buying it for your personal use.

Dimensions: Bust: 33.5″ | Waist: 21.5″ | Hip: 34″ | Height: 29″ (form only) | Cross-Shoulder: 14.5″

Materials: pinnable high density foam with metal round base

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ZDF-1510 - Artistic Ballerina Style Adjustable Dress Form with Tutu Skirt

#10. ZDF-1510 – Artistic Ballerina Style Adjustable Dress Form with Tutu Skirt

One of the striking details of this body form is its extensive tulle tutu ballerina skirt. Its upper body has a gentile and minimalist bi-chromatic baroque pattern, which is contrasted by the small silver necklace and the its height can be adjusted up to 57″. It comes with a white, metal-looking stand that could fit not only on the countertop, but also in every corner – if you want to lighten it and make it more artistic. It surely is something that will be appealing to most onlookers.

Dimensions: adjustable height up to 57″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, high density foam body with fabric cover

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ZDF-1511 - Minimalist White Dress Form with Wooden Crown & Detailed Black Embroidery

#11. ZDF-1511 – Minimalist White Dress Form with Wooden Crown & Detailed Black Embroidery

A beautiful, minimalist white dress form with a delicate black embroidery on the side, reminiscent of vintage dress forms. We particularly like this dress form due to the contrast and the delicate embroidery which matches the retro wooden tripod stand perfectly. The tripod is adjustable, reaching up to 67″ in height, making it suitable for countertop / tabletop display. Ideal for minimalist settings & store designs, this dress form won’t disappoint you in creating in a great ambiance.

Dimensions: adjustable Tripod Stand can reach 52 to 67 inch

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, black & white fabric cover

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ZDF-1512 - Creative Christmas Tree Dress Form with Silver & Gold Accessories

#12. ZDF-1512 – Creative Christmas Tree Dress Form with Silver & Gold Accessories

This body form’s value is augmented by the imaginative dress created from a Christmas tree’s beautiful crown and it is perfect for those cosmopolitan people who want to add something a little extra to their house or retail store design. While the upper body is covered in velvet-like green fabric, the lower’s body design is extremely eye catching due to its glittery decorations. Christmas is usually the ZENith of selling, taking into consideration the amount of presents customers need to purchase, as well as the happiness that motivate them to shop. Moreover, people tend to evaluate the surroundings and come up with a both cognitive and emotional response. You could take advantage of their positive emotions to increase your sells: clients might project their apriori emotion (Christmas happiness) on the store’s general vibe and buy more. This half mannequin would look great in every store.

Dimensions: Chest – 36″ | Waist – 25″ | Hips – 36″

Materials: metal stand, medium density foam body, plastic tree dress.

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ZDF-1513 - Wooden Base Pinnable Body Form Covered with Black Fabric

#13. ZDF-1513 – Wooden Base Pinnable Body Form Covered with Black Fabric

If asymmetry is your thing, then you’re going to love this dress form. While it’s a tailor’s dress form, you can use it as a decorative form or a display form as well (no one’s stopping you in the end if you’re planning on buying a professional dress form for personal use). It comes in a matte black finish, it’s pinnable and has an elegant wooden stand with matching crown.

Dimensions: Bust: 34.5″ Waist: 23″ Hip: 34″ Height: 34″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, black high density foam boad

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ZDF-1514 - Cute Flamingo Theme Pinnable Dress Form with Adjustable Wooden Stand

#14. ZDF-1514 – Cute Flamingo Theme Pinnable Dress Form with Adjustable Wooden Stand

If you want to add an extra splash of color and personality to a room or a store, this flamingo themed dress form might be your best choice, depending on taste, of course. It comes in an ocean blue finish, features a big frontal pink flamingo and a black wooden base with a matching crown. Cute, creative and great for decorating, since it will surely attract attention when undressed.

Dimensions: adjustable Height from 52″ to 67″

Materials: bottom MDF tripod base, high density foam dress form body

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ZDF-1515 - Retro Multiple Layered Flowers Pattern Dress Form with Wooden Stand

#15. ZDF-1515 – Retro Multiple Layered Flowers Pattern Dress Form with Wooden Stand

A slightly retro design, with large floral pattern fabric covering this dress form. This form comes with a tripod wooden base in black, an adjustable metal rod and a taller than average black crown, which could be used for hat display basically. A cute design with a vintage feel to it; we recommend this one for vintage themed decors and stores that feature retro collections.

Dimensions: Chest – 36″ | Waist – 25″ | Hips – 36″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, high density foam body

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ZDF-1516 - Monochromatic Black Body Form with Adjustable Wooden Tripod Stand

#16. ZDF-1516 – Monochromatic Black Body Form with Adjustable Wooden Tripod Stand

This dress form is one of the most elegant and minimalist choices when it comes to clothing display. A fully black design with delicate embroidery on the sides, this dress form stands on a wooden tripod that’s also dark enough to make it a monochromatic product. Recommended if you want a discrete clothing solution that won’t detract attention from the displayed item.

Dimensions: adjustable tripod stand can reach 52 to 67 inch

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, black fabric cover, foam dress form body

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ZDF-1517 - Noemi - Cheap Baroco Style Black Flower Texture Mannequin Body Form

#17. ZDF-1517 – Noemi – Cheap Baroco Style Black Flower Texture Mannequin Body Form

Texture and patterns are important when it comes to dress forms or mannequins, especially if you are looking forward to communicating “elegance” or to give a vintage look to your store. This baroque style dress form could come in handy. It has a chic, yet simple design (which means it won’t be visually tiring for your customers) and can be used for displaying every type of clothing (dresses, lace lingerie, blazers and so on). Having such a beautiful pattern, it can increase the visual impact of your product (especially if it comes in a single color). Moreover, it can be easily replaced thanks to its lightweight material and, although its stand is made of sturdy painted pine wood, it won’t create any problems with being lifted. Feel free to check out the two other designs the producer has to offer (modern blue print and beige vintage style) and chose the best one for your store / home!

Dimensions: Shoulders (15”) +Chest (34”)+Waist (26”)+Hips (35”)

Materials: high quality solid foam body with fabric cover

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ZDF-1518 - Vintage Beige Pattern Dress Form with Beautiful Wooden Stand

#18. ZDF-1518 – Vintage Beige Pattern Dress Form with Beautiful Wooden Stand

This female body form is the perfect proof that in order to achieve an elegant vintage look, a fortune is not required. Its retro design could direct the clients’ attention towards the displayed product. Moreover, its fair, papier style could add some level of sophistication to any setting. This dress form could be the perfect choice to home design, boutiques and retail stores. One fancy detail that rises the perceived value of this product is its fine, detailed embroidery. This product comes with a wooden, lacquered tripod stand which makes it perfect for a variety of display settings.

Dimensions: Chest: 36″ | Shoulders: 36″ | Waist: 27″ | Hips: 36.5″ | Neck: 12.5″ | Height: 56″ – 67″

Materials: Fiberglass, Foam, Wood, Aluminum

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ZDF-1519 - Plus Size Elegant Pinnable Dress Form with Wooden Tripod Stand

#19. ZDF-1519 – Plus Size Elegant Pinnable Dress Form with Wooden Tripod Stand

Yet another pinnable, professional dress form makes its way into our recommendation. Featuring an ivory finish and either brown or black finishes for the tripod stand & crown, this might be a great choice if you’re looking for a pinnable dress form that can also be used as a decorative or display item.

Dimensions: Bust 46″ Waist 36″ Hip 47′ Height 30″ CrossShoulder 17″

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, solid foam body, fabric cover

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ZDF-1520 - Minimalist Elegant Mannequin Torso with Adjustable Tripod Stand

#20. ZDF-1520 – Minimalist Elegant Mannequin Torso with Adjustable Tripod Stand

Elegant, curvy and completely black, this dress form is an elegant solution since it comes in a matte black with a very discrete tripod stand and a large crown that makes it useful if you want to keep a hat on it as well. The minimalist design also makes it great for jewelry displays, since it’s going to highlight any necklace on it.

Dimensions: Shoulders: 15 inch, Chest: 33.86 inch, Waist: 26.77 inch, Hip: 35.43 inch

Materials: wooden stand with adjustable metal rod, solid foam body

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Wait…there’s more!

If you still haven’t found the dress form you were hoping for, you might find it in our Best Dress Forms series, in our Best Clothing Display series or in our clothing fixtures store. Also, don’t forget to check out the Clothing Display Ideas section in our retail design blog for more on ideas on how to mix and match various display solutions to make the most out of your visual merchandising plan.

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