Getting a dress form or mannequin for free or at a bargain price at a garage sale or craigslist is only a good deal if it comes with a stand. Because if it doesn’t have a stand, finding one that will fit it perfectly is not such an easy task.  There is not a one size fits all when it comes to stands for mannequins and dress forms.

If you are able to determine the manufacturer of your mannequin (many brand name mannequins have the company name stamped on the bottom of the foot, head or butt) that is the best bet for getting a replacement stand. But often if you are lucky enough to find the name of the manufacturer on the mannequin, the company may no longer be in business.

 

 

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Here is the good news – Mannequin Madness has a range of stands available for both mannequins and dress forms. But the stands we have for sale will fit approximately 75% of the mannequins and forms on the market.

If your mannequin has a hole in the foot, there is a strong possibility this mannequin stand below will work  – for male, female and even children’s mannequins. It is very lightweight gauge metal, so if you have a vintage mannequin – which tends to be heavier than newer mannequins, you might need to add a weight of some kind for additional support.

mannequin stand for a mannequin with a hole in the foot

But if your mannequin has a hole in the calf, the chances decrease significantly that this stand will work. This stand comes with both the calf rod and foot rod attachment and works primarily for newly produced mannequins from China.

mannequin stand for mannequin with hole in calf

When it comes to stands for dress forms, the odds are better. While the diameter of the hole underneath the form can vary in size, as long is the hole is not teeny tiny, most of the stands we offer can fit  (or can be rigged to fit). We have a range of styles from contemporary  metal to antique looking caster iron ones with wheels as well as the traditional wood stands.

wood stand for french style dress form
metal stand for a dress form

On many of the stands a matching neck cap is included in the price.

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16 Comments

  1. Mary Patterson

    Hi,

    I bought a Betsy Johnson store mannequin minus the stand.

    It is supported by the bottom of foot and butt. Where can I find a replacement stand?

    Thank-you,

    Mary Patterson

    • Judi

      We have mannequin stands here http://mannequinmadness.com/categories/MANNEQUIN-BASES-%26-ETC/Mannequin-Stands/
      These stands work with about 80% of the mannequins on the market. The other option is if you know who the manufacturer is of your mannequin, you can contact them directly.

      Sometimes the name of the mannequin manufacturer is stamped on the head, butt or bottom of the foot of the mannequin. A lot of the Betsy Johnson mannequins are made by Rootstein

      • I bought mine on ebay, but I don’t know any stamp except an x on the head and on the leg it says FD -8 would that help ? I don’t know what I’m going to do. I can’t sell the doll with no stand.

  2. Hi!

    I have a male half torso form. It is a Silvestri. What kind of stand should I
    buy for it? It is hollow. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

  3. jannette phillips

    I need just the stand for singer dressmakers form

    • Judi

      I would recommend that you contact Singer directly as their forms are made a little different than the forms that we sell

  4. I have a neck to ankle female form and need the hanging pole/ horseshoe base for it, do you sell those? Manufacturer of form ‘Global’ is no longer in business.

  5. Hi!

    I have a Vintage Acme dress form but no stand. :[

    What’s the best way to find one, or even make it? I’ve tried searching everywhere online, no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

  6. Lynn Elder

    I am considering buying a Kennet and Lindsel dress stand for making garments. Do you have a stand to fit this? It is a ladies size 14 form. Would be great of height could be adjustable?! If so please advise cost and delivery details/charges to Pitlochry Scotland
    Thanks!!

    • sorry but we don’t have dress forms to fit that brand. since you are in the UK you might want to check with MannakinLtd in London

  7. So I have a fill manniquinn, and the ankle rod attachment piece is plastic. It broke. What do I search for to find a replacement? Thanks for you help.