Mannequins have seen great success in the past few decades. Most top level brands if not all have incorporated mannequins in some ways both at their stores or in their promotional campaigns. The basic purpose of the mannequins is different in different industries. They are also utilized as crash test dummies because of the heightened durability some of them have. In the fashion industry they are being utilized by brands successfully to display their top level clothing lines for promotional purposes while making the clothing look as if it was on a real person. This freedom of the real feel that people get when seeing a mannequin is the basic factor that has contributed to the success that mannequins have experienced. Besides in the modern technological era, mannequin sellers much like every other thing have innovated so much that mannequins with numerous added features can now be easily found on the market. It does not end there for retailers and clothing brands, they still have to dress them up and decorate them in order to make them look attractive and appeal to the general public. Here are some of the top mannequin decoration techniques that can help brands make their mannequin displays more attractive:
1: Dress them up in a Trendy Way
Fashion is the new trend of the public. What is in fashion is one of the most desirable things for people. One of the most fragile aspects of fashion clothing is that it can change in a very short amount of time. This is where brands have both the opportunity and also the risk, the opportunity is in the fact that they can change their mannequin dressing style every now and then, which is good in terms of attracting the clients that have visited the shop before and also making new clients think about giving the brand a try. The risk comes in the form of the clothing going out of fashion very soon as the fashion style changes. However the best practice is to keep track of the market trends in terms of dressing up style and keep the mannequins in the display window dressed accordingly.
2: Highlight Facial Features
Mannequins are all about being attractive and are meant to attract people in the brand shops where they might buy the products sold by the brands. One way of making people look at them twice is to create features on them that bring the ‘wow’ factor. Facial features to mimic a live human is a great way of achieving that. Although mannequins with prominent facial features are not that hard to find in the modern competitive industry, but even if there are some in the store that don’t have prominent facial features, there are steps that can be taken in order to highlight them. Attach a prosthetic nose and ears on them and draw eyes and eye shades on them in order to make them look more realistic. The facial features will bring out even more real feel with the clothing that is on them and is one of the top mannequin decoration techniques.
3: Use Appropriate Hair Style
When looking to make the mannequin as real as possible, hair also play a big part. Hair are one of the most prominent human features and can work great in terms of bringing the attraction factor in mannequins. The thing that brands have to worry about though is to use appropriate hair styles for their mannequins. The hair style has to be matched with the dressing style and the whole layout of the display. If the dressing layout of the mannequin is formal and it is wearing a suit or format jackets, putting hair that are casual looking might not go very well with them. Combed back hair or even gelled formal looking hair style will go well with formal dressed mannequins, same is the case with wedding clothing mannequins. However in a sports brand’s display unit, mannequins are generally in working out or running clothing, in that specific case hair that are scrambled or even slightly out of place will make it look more realistic. This will help attract more people because of the complete look they are about to generate.
4: Accessorize Them
Another effective way when going for top mannequin decoration techniques is to put matching accessories on them just like average people wear them. These accessories include hats, watches, and jewelry of many kinds, sunglasses and even the traditional touches of excellence. The purpose is to make them look as relatable as possible. Putting matching accessories on them will enhance their look and feel in the best way possible. In the case the brand also sells the accessories that are displayed on mannequins, this becomes even more of a great chance to enhance sales as well.
5: Bring Festivity in Them
Festive seasons and events come with great opportunities. Brands and retailers have the opportunities to make their mannequins look appropriate and suited to the festive event. Especially boosted by the great availability of mannequins, retailers and brands can get mannequins for sale in various age groups and special features including position and style. For festive seasons, a family look set of mannequins all dressed up in respective festive event special clothing is a great idea for clothing brands. This way they can successfully attract the whole family by decorating their mannequins in the right way. Festive touches can be applied to the whole display unit as well as the mannequins themselves in order to make them look even more relatable.
6: Natural Floral Way
Another great way of charming up your mannequins and decorating them in a way that they should attract more eyes is to flower them up. Use natural floral collection to make them appear more prominent and turn more heads. People will be interested to take a second and even a third look at them enquiring their design in detail. What can be done to achieve great results is mannequins displaying quality dressing can be put right next to the floral ones, providing people with dressing ideas as well with a hope of making a sale.
7: Mosaic Art on Mannequins
Mosaic Art in many countries especially Europe is common on surfaces and not mannequins. The fine pixelated detail of the mosaic art makes it appear all that more attractive and charming. This is a great opportunity for brands to attract peoples towards their shops. The best part with this one is that people will be attracted even without the clothing displayed. Then the brands have the opportunity to convince people into buying their products.
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