Picture of curvy mannequins posted on Facebook generates a tremendous response from social media users

H&M has sparked a social media storm after showcasing full-figured mannequins in Sweden retail stores. Since a blogger for “Women’s Rights News” posted the photo of those curvy mannequins on Facebook, the shot gone viral and stired contoversy. The picture had more than 54,000 likes and 17,000 shares this Friday. Comments both criticize and praise the unusual curvy figures draped in skimpy lingerie but most of the commenters applaud the snapshot and H&M initiative for reflecting real female body types.

Beautiful women come in all sizes

At the end of 2012, a Reddit user posted a picture of a mannequin that reflected real-life average american proportions. As a gag, he referred to it as an “obese mannequin.” Retail store mannequins have long been criticized for not reflecting the real average female body. Typically the average mannequin size in clothing stores is a size 4, when the American women’s average size is 14.

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