In the past body forms were primarily used INSIDE a store, and mannequins were in the window displays outside. But now the retailers that J.Crew and Anthropolgie use dress forms in the window, others especially independent retailers and online vendors are doing the same.
This video has tricks and tips from a visual merchandiser on simple ways to dress male and female body forms for the best visual presentation. It answers some of the most commonly asked questions such as:
What to do with sleeves on the garment, since body forms don’t have arms?
How do I put pants on a dress for that doesn’t have legs?
How do I make the clothes look fitted on the body, instead of just hanging off?