If you want to give a loved one (or give yourself) a special Valentine’s Day gift consider a mannequin dress form.  It may seem like an unconventional choice but here are five reasons why it is a great gift.

1 Unlike a pricey dinner, you have something tangible to see after you’ve paid the bill.  And unlike chocolate, what is tangible to see won’t be on your hips or thighs.


A dress form can be used to make clothing, to display clothing or turned into a Christmas Tree like the White House did last year.

2 Flowers fade. But a dress form with a floral pattern, won’t fade for years.  Even if the romance fades, the dress form with flowers will still be vibrant.


3 Jewelry is a popular Valentine’s day gift. And if that jewelry is a necklace, you shouldn’t shove it in drawer when it isn’t being worn. Display it on a dress form so you can see it all the time. Either on a life size one in a jazzy fabric like this:


or miniature sized ones that can be displayed on a vanity.


4 Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Can’t afford to go there for Valentine’s Day? How about a dress form with a Paris motif to use as a three dimensional “vision board”so that you can fly there next year?


5 Dress Forms are multi-functional, how many Valentine’s Day gifts are like that? They provide something pretty to look at while being a space saving way to store belts, purses or display vintage clothing.


All of these style dress forms and more and be purchased at Mannequin Madness.

Check out our Facebook group for more great projects with mannequins.