I missed this post the first time around (sometimes the "new posts" page flies with new entries, other days it drags!).
I think that model mannequin looks pretty good! I wouldn't mind looking that good in that get up she has on! It doesn't do me any good to see a dress available in a size 0-16 modeled on a stick figure (literally for a mannequin, not insulting a small size person) if I can't see where the dress might "hang" on a real human woman regardless of size.
I think I'm finally out of the Lane Bryant era of my life (I hope) but I always appreciated their website showing their clothes on a larger woman (it was probably a 14-16, who am I kidding). They at least don't pretend that their website doesn't sell clothes for bigger women.
Speaking of that, I read a magazine snippet yesterday where the model (about 40 years old and probably a size 8) had on a beautiful dress. It actually made me want to buy the dress it looked that good. So then the article said "turn the page to see 2 more models and ideas for accessories". The 2nd model was a younger girl wearing the dress (probably a size 2-4) looking gorgeous and the 3rd model was probably 30 but overweight (probably an 18-20) and this dress did nothing for her. The 3rd model wrecked this dress for me as it was a real depiction of what it looked like in person on someone built like me. If this article had only shown the first model in this dress, it would have been something I tried to find in the store. Now I have no desire to see myself in it as I feel like I already did. And it wasn't pretty.