When it comes to clothing display & organization, dress forms are a more a niche solution and most people think they’re limited to the professional kind used to sewing & garment draping, but there are many styles & types of dress forms that are perfect when it comes to creating window displays, highlighting certain items or just using them as decorative props. We’ve organized and ranked all those forms, in parallel with mannequins, to offer you the best options for all budgets.
If 10 years ago dress forms were usually limited to professional variants used mainly by tailors & designers, the trend of buying vintage dress forms for display & decoration purposes inspired manufacturers of mannequins to expand their offering with more home-friendly and store-friendly dress form designs that were built to look great and simply display clothing items.
We’ll be focusing on the most popular types of dress forms you can use in-store or at home to display & organize your most prized clothing items and we’ll review the types & styles of dress forms most suited for that goal.
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:
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While dress forms are a great, niche way of displaying clothing and keeping certain items close-at-hand, choosing the right ones for your displays and your merchandising strategy can be a bit confusing, especially when you’re mixing them with racks, mannequins and other stands. We recommend taking a look at our articles on all the types of dress forms, mannequins and clothing displays to get a better idea on what options you have.
From clothing racks & clothing stands to dress forms & mannequins, you should now be all set to choose the best display solutions for your merchandise. If you need more ideas, feel free to leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you!
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.