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David's Bridal Investing In Realistic Mannequins! Getting Thicker Waists & More Realistic Breasts!

Get the scoop on David's Bridal\'s new realistic wedding dress mannequins!

Not only have too-perfect models come under scrutiny in the fashion industry of late — so have mannequins!!

Thankfully they can’t be offended because they’re not alive!!! Or are they!? Creepy!

Anyway. Last year a lingerie shop in Sweden embraced plus-size mannequins, which were an instant hit! This year American Apparel went for merkined mannequins, which were NOT as much of a hit!

And now David’s Bridal, the largest bridal chain in the U.S., is doing what Sweden did for future brides-to-be.

The goal is to make shopping for your big day a whole new experience, as David’s Bridal VP Michele Von Plato explained:

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The Price Was Right! Bob Barker Gets University To Stop Animal Testing!

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We previously mentioned that Bob Barker was trying to get the University of Washington to stop using live cats as part of their pediatric training program.

Instead of using live babies, obvi, the university needed a stand-in… so they went with live cats!!

Most schools use mannequins for training, instead of poor, sedated kitties, so Bob tried to get them to switch.

He offered the school $75,000 to change to state-of-the-art simulators, if they'd stop using cats…

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Bob Barker Wants To Buy Mannequins For University So They Don't Use Live Cats!

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When it comes to helping animals - the price is always right for one man.

And that man is Bob Barker!

The former game show host has offered to buy the University of Washington a set of infant simulator mannequins with a caveat.

That they agree to no longer use live cats as a part of their research!

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Retailers Embrace Mannequins With Curves

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Plus-size mannequins are on the rise thanks to curvy celebrities like Adele and Christina Hendricks.

Mannequin maker Displaysense says they've seen a 16% increase in sales of mannequins size 12-14 and expect that number will go up over the year.

Displaysense rep Jim Moody explains:

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