Best Professional Dress Forms For Design and Display
Even though it might not seem like it, buying a professional dress form can be a little bit like buying a new car or a very useful home appliance. The reason we’re pointing this out is that not all dress forms offer the same quality. If you want a good one, you have to make sure it is made with industrial-grade construction and materials.
Moreover, they are a business investment and a beneficial tool in any tailor shop when tailoring or designing garments. Once you consider that, it becomes apparent that you should do your due diligence before making a purchase.
Some of the things you should check off on your list of requirements are quality, durability, style, added features and the price-value ratio. According to our expertise in this business, the best professional dress form would have to include all or most of the following properties:
An iron (alternatively, plastic) rolling base
Collapsible shoulders that would provide additional freedom during fittings
Thick padding that allows constant use of pins without damaging the form
Adjustable height variation
Solid industrial-grade construction
Rated #1 Dress Form By Fashion Designers and Fashion Schools
The trick to finding a good quality professional dress form that will last longer and provide the support needed during work is in the thick foam padding. Hence, that makes the construction of our professional dress forms incredibly durable, as well as adequate for your sewing or tailoring needs. Another requirement is high-quality fabric coverage of the professional dressmaker form. In fact, if your goal is to find the ideal dress form for trying out design ideas, it would ideally have all of the properties listed above. Fortunately, ours do and that is why they are rated as the best dress forms by many in the industry.
The dress form for sale collection
In our online store, the dress form for sale collection, provides you with numerous choices for the lowest prices available. Plus, we offer so many varieties because we value the intent of our customers, and we understand that everyone has specific working needs.
We would recommend that you browse through our collection before you decide to spend a small fortune on a custom option. For example, if you’re looking for a high level of adjustability, then the adjustable dress form might be a better and more affordable option.
Since human bodies change all the time, and a dress form remains the same, the adjustable dress form looks like a prudent investment. This type of mannequin allows designers to adjust critical points like the bust or hips, as necessary. Furthermore, the dress form becomes the ideal tool if weight loss and weight gain are taken into account.
Our reasoning behind buying a well-constructed professional dress form is very practical, because it would solve most of your significant fitting and pinning problems.
Once you start browsing through our collection you’ll notice that most mannequins differentiate in shoulder forms. Thus, we want to provide even further clarification on the types of shoulder elements we feature.
Collapsible shoulders – This dress form revolutionized the way dressmakers and tailors do their job. Therefore, the reason collapsible shoulders are popular with our clients is quite simple; they provide the option for adaptation. The shoulder elements are improved to fit in openings and extend according to the needed form. Moreover, that allows for natural shape and contour of the human body.
Professional dress forms with collapsible shoulders allow you to push the shoulders in about four inches on each side so that you can fit clothing pieces more easily. In fact, the dressing and undressing of the mannequins are going to be fairly easy. That makes this type of mannequin perfect for tighter-fitting garments.
Removable shoulders – This type of shoulder form is quite similar to the previous one, although there are key differences, which you will notice once you start working. Hence, with removable shoulders, you would have to take them out once you begin tailoring and sewing a garment, while with collapsible shoulders, you wouldn’t have to do that. However, if you have a bit of extra time on your hands, this is a great value deal for a dress form.
Another element that differs from dress form to dress form in our online store is the base. There are two main bases, rolling and round (static). Hence, you should pick the one that suits you best, depending on the needs and requirements of your ongoing work.
Additionally, if you’re looking for a more specific type of professional dress form with additional requirements, you should browse through these categories as well:
The male and female professional dress form selections
Mannequin Mall is the number-one online retailer in the USA, and we were lucky to work with some of the biggest fashion brands as well as the best fashion design schools. In fact, some of our clients are companies on the Fortune 500 list. Therefore, our male and female professional dress form options feature the highest-rated products, which are made from durable and superior materials. Each dress form in our assortment is also under a guarantee policy.If you're not satisfied, we offer a money back guarantee.
The dress form artistry, or production, has come a long way since the first dress forms were created towards the end of the 19th century. The first professional dress forms were made of wood or solid wax. Despite the fact that even today you can find appealing and superior wooden dress forms, they are mostly used as displays in high-end fashion stores.
The professional dress forms entered the fashion world stage during the Industrial Revolution, and they never left. By the rise of the Art Nouveau movement, dress forms became another artistic, fashion tool for designers to try out innovative ideas. Since then, we have found numerous ways to improve the quality and prolong the durability of dress forms. The end result is a wide variety of quality of options available to you at the click of a finger. Shopping with us is easy because we offer our customers a clean website interface that makes navigation intuitive and easy. We also offer video education of our products on our Youtube channel as well if you'd like to check that out.
However, we would also recommend you to be cautious with the proportions when you’re ordering a dress form. Proportions are one of the main criteria for good purchase. You can always pad out the dress form, although, if you’re not quite sure about the measurements, and there’s still the adjustable dress form option. That will give you more freedom and flexibility while you’re working on a piece.
Our professional dress forms are manufactured to fulfill all your tailoring and designing needs. Whatever garment you want to tailor or design, we can help you meet those needs. Learn more today!