Professional Female Dress Form w/ Collapsible Shoulders

Professional Female Dress Form w/ Collapsible Shoulders

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Professional female dress form for the hardcore tailors and for store displays looking for a unique style. This model has collapsible shoulders for full flexibility.

Size Chart (all measurements are in inches)

(circ. widest part)
(circ. narrowest part)
(circ. widest part)
(neck base to end)
bust spread
(apex to apex)
back width
(widest part)
front length
(neck base to waist)
back length
(neck base to waist)

Awesome form but the measurements don't add up exactly to your every curve? Pair your form with The Ultimate Fitting System at 40% off list price for practically unlimited fitting options!

note: the cage underneath can easily be removed.

  • Professional - heavy duty form and partially pinnable (perfect for tailoring or even for displaying merchandise in a unique style). Partially Pinnable means that pins can be stuck in at an angle (which is how it is usually done) instead of in directly.
  • Quality Canvas - not only for aesthetics, the high quality canvas material can withstand the brutal pinning that tailors like to subject these forms to.
  • Adjustable - the torso can be raised or lower on the base through pressing your foot down on the base pedal and lifting or lowering the torso at the same time.
  • Sizes - 11 different sizes so you can design (or show) whatever you wish (each size has its number printed on the front - the images above are of the size 0)
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(53 reviews)
Lizard -
Pleased With Purchase
  • My dress form arrived quickly and was easily assembled. It is quite stable. I especially like the collapsible shoulders. I would recommend this product.
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shante -
beautiful + quality
  • This dress form is beautiful and quality in every aspect. It takes two people to put it together so don't be alarmed if you can't get the form together immediately. I love the iron base. It rolls smoothly. The fabric layer is beautiful and thick and allows enough to pin (on an angle) for draping. The collapsable shoulders are a must.

    Incredible product, remarkable price point. I will be purchasing another one in the future.
Verified Buyer 15/09/15
  • more than 4 month(s)
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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jennifer -
fast delivery and awesome fit!
  • I received my form less then two days after placing it (I live in NY) and she fits perfectly. The parts are heavy - especially the base - but it all clicked together pretty nicely.

    In order to get the shoulders to collapse you have to press both of them in at the same time and she gives a very satisfying "click" when it locks.

    Overall, great form, fast shipping and pure fun :)
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Dan B. -
Love it
  • Hello
    I received this dress form about a week ago and I love it!
    I started draping on it right away. I looked at other dress forms for a whole lot more and this one meets all my needs for a whole lot less money.
    The stand is very robust and contrary to another review that I read, it is easy to assemble. Although, to mount the body on the stand is a two person operation.
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SewMuchSewing -
Best Value Dress Form! Very Happy
  • I'm so happy with my purchase! I was debating between buying a Fabulous Fit dress form ($387) & a PGM ($499). I heard about The Shop Company from a popular sewing blog, and I'm so glad I chose to order from this company. I saved a lot of money and got a great-quality product. Shipping was fast and the form was very easy to assemble. Highly recommend! Thank you so much :)
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Naia -
Variable Quality
  • My dress form is exactly what I expected. However, I had some problems with assembly. The holes in the base for the t-screws were painted over. Fortunately, I have a tap and die set and was able to salvage them but it would have been impossible to install the t-screws through the base without special tools.

    There were also a lot of metal shaving in the packaging, over a handful. Unpacking created a mess.

    My order was "lost" within The Shop Company's system. I sent an e-mail after two weeks of not hearing anything and was notified the order had been misplaced. I received the order about a month after placing.

    Despite the assembly problems and customer service, the form is great. The price is also very good and the assembly problems I experienced were fixable. You get what you pay for: variable quality for a great price. Is it worth it?
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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KHill's Curvy Designs -
Affordable dress form
  • After several years of searching for an affordable dress form, I happened to come across this website and after doing some research, I decided to take a chance and order a size 20 and I am very glad I did. I had it put together in a matter of minutes with very little fuss and "she" is just beautiful!

    The only two suggestions I can make are:
    1) add a "This End Up" sticker to the box so that it does not get set on "head" end.
    2) add more packing material once the form is bubble-wrapped and put in the box along with the other parts.
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Di -
Professional dress form
  • This is a great dress form for half the price. I am an owner of alteration shop and own several of dress forms that cost a lot more than this one and have to say that I am very please with the craftsmanship of the form,very sturdy, well made and very easy to put together and super fast shipping too. I would highly recommend this store to anybody that want to order the dress form.
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HamptonsSun -
Nice product
  • I really love it, but the adjustment of moving the dress form up and down is very hard to do. Not to mention putting it together wasn't easy at all. The pole would get stuck and couldn't get the to prongs to close to get the form on the pole. It was a very crazy experience, but yet everyone said it was easy to put together. Other than that, I'm still happy that I made the purchase and will work with the stuck non adjustment of the pole.
Verified Buyer 22/07/15
  • more than 4 month(s)
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Barb -
The price was right
  • Compared to the cheapo Dritz dress form I have been using, this is a dream. I have not had occasion to use it yet, but I am sure it will come in very handy.
    I have two complaints that are minor:
    1.) It is not as easy to put together as the pictures and instructions show. Unless you are Hercules it takes two people to put the form onto the pole. The form is fairly heavy and it is impossible for one person to hold the "triangle" pieces together and slide on the form on at the same time . I had to use pliers to hold the triangle together while my daughter slid the form onto the pole. Perhaps there was some piece to that puzzle that I was missing.
    2.) I also purchased the Fabulous Fit system. I was not told that it would be shipped separately from the dress form. Not a really big deal but some people my freak out when it did not come with the dress form and it required a phone call to inquire about it.
    I am glad I found this because the price was very good and I really need it. I plan to use it alot.
Verified Buyer 19/07/15
  • more than 4 month(s)
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Ytmar -
This is a fantastic product
  • I upgraded from a Dritz to this form and I have to endorse it completely. It arrived in excellent condition, it is easy to put together and it is exactly the measurements I need. It is like my body twin, I love it. The price is excellent and I got a discount by going to Gertie's Blog. Please buy this form if you are serious about sewing!!!
Verified Buyer 14/07/15
  • more than 5 month(s)
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Queen Ree Ree -
fast delivery
  • My dress form came in 5 days!! i was so excited when i opened the box, i danced around the room! i always wanted one but couldnt afford a nice one. thank you shop company for the great prices, the size i wanted and VERY fast delivery. this form will start my custom dress and gown collection! i named her *your majesty* LOL!!
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Mira -
very happy
  • The customer service was very helpful in determining the correct size. I paired my form up with the Fabulous Fit padding system they offer and its a perfect match. The shipping was very fast and the form is very well made. I have recommended them to my sewing group as well.
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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Jenny U. -
looks much better than I had expected
  • I am used to the $1000 Wolfforms but I decided to go for one of these for about a 1/4 of the price. I had read a lot of reviews online about this form and they were all very positive but how can a $250 even compare to a $1000 form? Boy was I surprised! The craftsman ship is superb and the collapsible shoulders thing just works beautifully. Now what should I spend that remaining $750 on?
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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Mary -
Good and Bad
  • I was excited to receive my dress form. It arrived pretty quickly just under a week ( I am on the west coast)

    The form itself is of good quality and well constructed--unfortunately the base is another matter. I was disappointed to find it defective. It looks like the wheels have been used (the plastic is scuffed) and the T-bolts supplied do not fit into the screw holes in the base--they are too big! I have logged a request to customer service and hopefully they can provide me a solution.
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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Kathleen -
good product great service
  • I'm very happy - it is a very well made product, just what I was looking for. The delivery was lightning fast too. Very satisfied.
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DLowe -
Professional Dress form
  • Wow!!! Super fast shipping! perfect form, as a fashion design student this is perfect for class projects, now I can work on them anytime I want!! AAA+++
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DLowe -
Professional Dress form
  • Wow!!!! What can I say, shipping was super fast, as a fashion design student this is perfect for class projects, now I can work on a project at home anytime I want!!!!!! Thank You!! AAA++++
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parchmentpen -
Dress form
  • I am very excited to finally have a professional dress form.
    "She" is very sturdy. I do wish that I could adjust the bust down a bit, but it's something that I can work with. It's a beautiful dress form and very inexpensive!
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LCorn -
Professional dress form.
  • I'm sooo happy with my dress form! It came a day earlier than expected. My sweet boyfriend set it up for me in a flash! So excited and can't wait to play!!!! It's a perfect size 8! Fits beautifully.
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Sandy -
New Best Friend
  • I love my new dress form. The quality and appearance are amazing for this price. It is very sturdy and rolls easily. I've only been garment sewing for a short time and a good dress form makes a huge difference in the ease of construction and the end result. I bought one closest to my bust measurement and padded it out with the Fabulous Fit system. I changed my order while awaiting shipment and they were very helpful and friendly. "Mrs. Mertz" and I are very happy.
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Bmichelle -
Great form
  • This was delivered in two days (I live in CT). It was difficult to put form on the pole alone as I am 5'3" and ended up bruised for my impatience to wait for hubby. With two people, it would take less than one minute. It looks great and with the fabulous fit system, my perfect size. Be aware that FF comes from California, so I had to wait another week, while forlornly staring at my dress form. I would recommend this for the value, appearance, and quality, although there is a piece of plywood at the bottom of mine. Compared to Wolf, which are made in NY and cost $900, I can live with this one made in China.
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Good professional form
  • I am very happy with the Professional female dress form I ordered. It seems durable and of a similar quality to forms I purchased when I worked as a costume designer in theatre, opera, and dance.
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Sewjourns -
A Real Game-changer
  • I am extremely happy with my new dress form. It is amazing, easy to assemble, affordable, and a perfect body match with the addition of Fabulous Fit padding. The suggestions I received before selecting the size was very helpful, especially knowing to choose a size smaller. Already, while testing its likeness with garments I wear, I discovered too much fabric in the mid back area and taking the dress in has greatly improved the fit.

    To accurately compare the form's measurements to mine, I put a horizontally striped sheath dress on the form and then on me, taking measurements at several "stripe" locations for comparison.

3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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Rakel -
Great first dress form!
  • -Arrived within two weeks (although for some reason the tracking code was caught in my spam email so if you're missing it, try looking there!)
    -Super easy to put together
    -Very sturdy with a cast iron base
    -Easily pinnable (though the pins can only go in the top layer of fabric, not straight in. Which is fine for me but just so you know)
    -Cage is not removable
    -Looks great in my sewing room!!

    Overall, very high quality for a great price! I only wish they made more realistic proportions since my hip and waist area are two sizes up from my bust but for that I can just pad it up with quilt batting or get a custom-fit one.
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Beatrix -
Excellent quality, easy to pad to your own size
  • I am very pleased with my dress form and communication with customer service is excellent. Don't hesitate to buy from The Shop Company. From payment to shipping may take a couple of days, but once it is shipped, it is delivered within the estimated days.

    My tips
    1. Buy one size smaller than your closest measurement, so in case you lose weight, you can go down in size.
    2. You can pad the dress form to your actual size using quilt cotton batting, push up bra padding and your own bra.
    3. Cut cotton batting into strips to 2 to 3 inches wide, and roll it on your dress form the way one makes packing tape dress form until it gets into your actual measurement.
    4. cover with good quality tank top 2 sizes down from your own size.
    5. Use pins with heads to shape the under bust and other curves.

    Using these tips, my dress form is now perfectly shaped to my own measurement and it is fully pinnable.

    Thank you TheShopCompany for good quality, (relatively) affordable product and excellent customer care!

9 of 9 found this review helpful.
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CJ -
Glad I Bought This Dress Form
  • Am very glad I bought this dress form. I had an adjustable one which was difficult to set at the right size. It was top heavy so had to be careful not to upset. It was stolen, am I ever glad! This dress form is SOOOOO much better! It was easy to put together and affordable. I would suggest this to anyone.
0 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Melinda -
Great addition to my life!
  • I'm mostly using this for my knitted things. It's so helpful to see them on a form! I'm going to need to adjust this a bit, but not a lot. I bought the size 8 which is smaller than me in the waist, but otherwise a good fit. I'm 5'4" 130ish.

    It was easy to put together. Great value.
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Marie -
Fast shipping, excellent product
  • I love this dress form! Product is just as described, easy to assemble, and product shipped the next day.
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MinnesotaJane -
Awesome dress form
  • I love this dress form! Very affordable, heavy-duty base, and easy to raise the height up or down. I plan to order another form in a different size to expand my range of draping.

    i think they could improve their shipping process; after placing my order and waiting a few days, I still hadn't received a shipping confirmation or notification and had to email the company. They responded in a timely manner and sent me a tracking number.
    Just keep in mind that you may have to follow-up on your order.
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Carynification -
Great affordable form
  • Quick and good quality at an affordable price.
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jacqui -
really fast and perfect conditions
  • I got my new dressform in less than a week, It is not heavy, really beautiful shape, I love the collapsible shoulders.
    the only thing I dont love, is that you cant pin too deep, because the cover is really thin.
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Dsmith -
Awesome dress form
  • Really easy to set up. I'm not a mechanical genius but everything straightforward and came together quickly. Most's wonder to have a dress form that I can use to check out the drape, fit and just generally see how a project is going. i love love love it.

    Well made, quality item. Thank you for great craftsmanship at an affordable price. Highly recommend.
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elke -
waited too long!!!
  • I've been using an adjustable form with size dials. I don't know why I didn't purchase a professional dress form right away. I finally decided to take the plunge, thinking it was cost prohibitive - I was wrong. I checked a few other places really like the family business nature of this company and chose to give them my business.

    I"m thrilled to have their professional dress form. collapsable shoulders a must. As soon as I have a larger studio space i will order another size.

1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Lex -
Very pleased with my bodyform
  • Theshopcompany ship very very fast. I needed this dressform for school and I was pleased with the quality and fast shipping. Only issue I do have is the putting the wheel in place on the bottom of the dressform. Other than that perfect deal.
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joanna -
  • Super duper happy with my beautiful dress form. So easy to put together, sturdy base, pedals works well to adjust height, and the body seems well made. Adjustable shoulders are awesome - very excited to have this form after coveting it for a while!
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LizaTailor -
Quite Satisfactory!
  • One week after I placed my order, my new dress form arrived. Within ten minutes of its arrival, I had it set up and ready to use. Particularly I am impressed with the heavy duty sturdy base, quick and easy height adjustment, and smooth function of the collapsible shoulders -- no wobbling and no hassles! If I could wish for one more bit of perfection in this dress form, it would be for the covering to be more durable-looking. However, as I am the only person who will use this dress form and will usually pad parts of it before draping, I doubt this will become an issue for me. I confess to being anxious before the dress form arrived: due to the comparatively low price, I feared that the quality might not be what I hoped. But my fears are allayed and I am very pleased. Thank you!
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Kirsten Pagie -
Extremely Impressed
  • Overall this form is everything I could ever want! The price was fabulous as well as the customer service. My questions were answered in a timely manner and they couldn't have been more helpful. The shipping was quick which I appreciated. The assembly directions were straight forward and to the point making it easy to assemble. The size I was worried about purchasing at first however, it is true to size. I also recommend that everyone should buy the collapsable shoulders. They have been a life savor putting gowns on and off so easily. I have had this form now for over a month and I'm so satisfied with this product that I will purchase another in the near future!
Verified Buyer 17/07/14
  • more than 1 year(s)
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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Deeaudy -
Great customer service
  • I couldn't believe how fast delivery was. Having an issue with height adjustment pole, but customer service has been excellent and I feel satisfied that the issue will be resolved. Love the look and impressed by the quality of this form for. Such a great price. Five stars for prompt delivery and friendly and quick answers from staff.
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Devyn -
Fantastic Product. On Time. You won't regret it.
  • At first, I was nervous because I wasn't sure if I should purchase this particular dress form since it was a big commitment and I might have gone with a "cheaper" version, because well yeah, it's cheap.

    Don't. It is so worth it. The price is actually very reasonable and I already know this product will last me a lifetime. It is worth spending the amount, and the Shop Company will not let you down.

    The quality is absolutely stunning. It came exactly as pictured, in the right size. It wasn't as heavy as I imagined (only the stand is heavy, and rightfully so). I feel like my work has skyrocketed and I'm only limited to how much draping I can do with this particular dress form. It came in on time, and was very easy to assemble with the instructions provided. I was able to to it by myself despite my prior doubts!

    And yes. Collapsible shoulders people. It's a necessity.

    Worth every penny.
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Lauren -
Perfect Dress Form
  • This dress form is everything I wanted and more. The base is heavy cast iron, and it feels so sturdy. It looks great too - perfect for draping and working on patterns but also for photographing finished garments. The collapsible shoulders are genius.
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Dayna -
  • And I haven't even used it yet. But being an owner or other dress forms this is by far the best. I'm so happy to have came across this site. This product is of great quality and sturdy. I'm very satisfied and I can't wait until my next order.
    It came exactly as pictured.
    I'm a very satisfied customer.
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Pearl -
Everything I expected
  • This is my third dress form and by far the best. I am a seamstress and have been frustrated with my 2 adjustable forms because they are cheaply made and the gaps make draping nearly impossible. I will be starting a new wedding gown very soon and ordered this dress form in the size that is the closest to the brides. I shopped around and looked at many other dress forms and found this one to be the best bang for my buck. This dress form seems to be well made with it's sturdy body and heavy base. It doesn't wobble, the wheels roll easily and the foot pedal effortlessly raises and lowers the unit. It arrived promptly and the assembly was easy. I will definitely purchase my next dress form from this company.
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
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Dusty T. -
Excellent Form For Price
  • This is a great dress form! It is sturdy, was super easy to put together and the shipping is cheaper on here than any other site. The collapsible shoulders are a must and the cage is excellent for hemming and I think necessary if you are planning to make gowns and long dresses or if you like to cut hemlines directly once garment is hanging, like I do. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to get a professional dress form and will buy again if I ever need to get another one. Thanks so much for the extremely fast shipping as well. It came in only 3 days!
5 of 6 found this review helpful.
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Pippy -
Great Form
  • I received my dress form last week and love it! This really is the cheapest form with shipping I could find with collapsible shoulders. The collapsible shoulders really are a big deal and you should spend the extra money to have them. I love the cage at the bottom as it helps with hemming skirts if you need it. My left side seam on my form was off by a half an inch though compared to my right side, so I had to re-pin a new side seam, which is nothing major. Just be aware that forms are never perfect and you will have to re-mark or use style tape to get your perfect fit anyways. Overall, I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a great dress form for an amazing price. The shipping was super fast too, which I greatly appreciate as this was a birthday gift to myself.
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
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Darci -
Excellent product for the price
  • I considered purchasing an adjustable form and am so glad I decided against it! I've checked out the adjustable ones in stores and they are very cheap and flimsy. They also leave edges and gaps between their panels.

    This one seems to be just like other much higher-priced ones I was looking at. It's very solid and looks very well-made. The collapsible shoulders are going to come in handy for things like tank tops made from wovens.

    Adjustable is tempting because none of us is shaped like an "average size" but anything you get will probably need a bit of altering to duplicate your real-life form. Might as well get something decent that will last.
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Sam -
Great dress form for the price!
  • I am new to the tailoring business so I didn't have a lot of money to spend on a dress form. After doing a lot of research, I chose this dress form because it is partially pinnable, sturdy, easy to adjust up and down, has collapsible shoulders, and is reasonably priced. It arrived three days after I ordered it and was very easy to put together. I am very happy with it!
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Jeanne -
As Promised
  • This product is far superior to any other body dress form I have owned. It was easy to assemble, it has a strong support, and deliver was quick and easy to track. Outstanding! I'm so pleased.
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Kate -
collapsible shoulders are a must!
  • I'd been looking for an extra small dress form for my vintage store for a number of weeks. A lot of 50's dresses have metal side zippers that are nearly impossible to shimmy over mannequins shoulders. I had at first been interested in a vintage Wolf or Bauman dress form but they're nearly impossible to find in small (23/24") waist sizes and when you CAN find them they tend to cost more than $300+.

    This arrived speedily (2 day shipping from NJ to PA) and was very easy to put together. I had a bit of a panic when the pole would not clamp internally to adjust the height of the dress form. I then started to take it apart and realized that the bolt at the end of the pole had come undone and just needed to be screwed back on. As soon as I did that it worked perfectly!

    So, I'm thrilled. I'm thrilled with the quality (in comparison to my wolf form, the linen isn't of the same quality, but it isn't cheap either), the shoulders collapse seamlessly and it adjusts well. If I needed more I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from The Shop Company! The customer service has been wonderful (the chat function has really been nice) and I would absolutely suggest both the dress form and The Shop Company to anyone looking for a dress form!
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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Raven -
Great form
  • Ordered yesterday and it arrived today, as promised for an NYC delivery. The assembly instructions were clear and I had it out of the box and together within five minutes.

    She's sturdy, pinnable, the height adjustment is easy and holds well, and the shoulder collapse mechanism works well. Can't wait to start draping with her!
6 of 6 found this review helpful.
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Francine -
get the collapsible shoulders!
  • clothing fits a lot better with the collapsible shoulder option. Bought the non collapsible thinking to save money and had to exchange it for this one.
9 of 9 found this review helpful.
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Rick Maldanato -
will definitely order more
  • I have just received my second form from you guys and I love her. I will need some of the larger sizes in the future and I will definitely order from you guys again. Thanks a lot!
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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Alberto G. -
Very Nice For The Price
  • This is a very well built form especially considering that most of those I found online are three or four times the price. The service was very helpful and the shipping was surprisingly fast. I would definitely recommend this form for anyone serious about tailoring and not spending a fortune trying to do so.
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