Choosing a Form
To determine which Andover figure is right for you, answer the following two questions—What type of garment you are displaying? Where are you displaying it?
If you plan on having people view all sides of your garment, the Andover Figures manikin is ideal. Voluminous skirts or other garments with complex shapes need the support of the manikin for proper display. Items such as pants, shorts, and bathing suits should not be displayed on a manikin because we do not recommend making a hole in the garment for a central pole to pass through.
Andover Figures suspension forms are an excellent choice for exhibiting all types of costume including pants, shorts, and bathing suits. They are shallower than our manikins, but still provide an excellent support. Garments with voluminous skirts or complex three-dimensional shapes are not suitable for suspension forms.