{Boutique Love} Corset Laced Mannequins

 I have always had a love for old mannequins used for displaying clothes since a child wandering through the shops. One day I'd like to have one sitting in my home with an amazing vintage gown on it to display in my bedroom. The use of mannequins originated in the 15th century, when miniature "milliners' mannequins" were used to demonstrate fashions for customers. Full-scale, wickerwork mannequins came into use in the mid-18th century. Wirework mannequins were manufactured in Paris from 1835. The first fashion mannequins, made of papier-mâché, were made in France in the mid-19th century. Mannequins were later made of wax to produce a more lifelike appearance. In the 1920's, wax was supplanted by a more durable composite made with plaster. 

Modern day mannequins are made of a variety of materials, most commonly fibre glass or moulded plastic. Mannequins are used extensively to display clothing in shop windows and store interiors. 

And one day whilst browsing, I came across these enchanting Corset Laced Mannequins created by Lucy Curtis in 2004. She has a marvellous passion for exquisite fabrics and ways of displaying them. These beauties have been sent all across the globe and one can truly see why.  Using only quality fabrics and materials, your mannequin can come to life and be loved by you for many years to come. You can either have a corset and laced back or flat backed finish to suit your every desire. I have gazed over these again and again & I truly have no clue what I would choose should I ever purchase one myself.  If I won the lottery, I would buy quite a few of them. The mannequins are made in England and shipped all over the world. I think they'd brighten any room, you could display hats, vintage gowns, feather boas in the bedroom, or leave them as they are with a fabric design to have in your living room. I've included below pictures of some favourites, but I encourage you to have a browse on the website and facebook page for more...and if you should be so lucky to be able to...have one made for your boudoir...I have no doubt there will be magical times indeed ;) Have a wonderful weekend dollipops!

Love Loves
xoxox





{Velvet}

{Parisian}

{Mona Lisa}


{The Paradise Mannequin - favourite, reminds me of the show 'The Paradise' as well}


{Olivia (One of my utter favourites & my oldest's middle name}


{Mary Mannequin}



{Celia in Peacock - Another utter favourite, so divine}

{Metallic}




Have a great day dolls!
Pictures used for display purposes only, do not alter or take as own. Please contact Lucy for more information or to purchase, thank you!

102 comments

  1. Hello:
    These images of mannequins are absolutely superb. How we too should love to own one, or possibly more. They would make such splendidly decorative items for a bathroom or, as you say, a bedroom.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. ...I want one of this manequins in my cabinet closet...
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  3. Would love to have one of these at home! So beautiful!

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  4. Oh, these are fabulous! I love the Paris one! Well, I would, but not only because it's Paris but the colours are very "moi" ;-) Have a lovely weekend and stay warm xo

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  5. I am totally digging the Olivia mannequins. I still want one, even if it's the simple dress mannequin, just to hang jewellery or scarves on it.

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful images & have a lovely weekend!
    x.o.x.o

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  6. I wouldn't mind having one of these either! I always wanted to:) I've read in a novel Shadow of a Wind how they used to make them in measurements of a lady and they they would sew clothes on them...at least in the rich houses. It does sound practical. Have a nice day!

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  7. my mum has a mannequin becasue she was a dress amker for a bit and it always makes me jump when Igo into the attc for a split second when I think it's a person! These mannequins are beautiful though!

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  8. I follow Corset Laced Mannequins on Facebook for a while. They are so lovely! I wish I had one too. I think Celia in Peacock is my favorite, but Olivia would fit well into my flat. I have a mannequin, but sadly not such a beautiful one. It belonged to the sister of my grandmother, who was a tailor. I was so delighted to see the beautiful mannequins from Lucy in the paradise series. Can't wait for them to come back to the screen. Have a wonderful day! xx

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  9. What a beauties! :) Thanks for sharing! xo,

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  10. I have a mannequin in my studio and I gave her a name (Louise).
    She's a normal tailor mannequin and I use her to make clothes, but it's always lovely to display her with beautiful dresses and she's a good company too!
    Those from Corset Laced Mannequins are stunning, maybe I need to restyle her with a wonderful fabric!
    xxxx

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  11. Oh my its like eyecandy looking at those mannequins Kizzy. What a great decoration for a home, I really want to have one of those. Superb blog, love the versatilty of it. Your newest follower from Germany via GFC :-9


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  12. I love the one with the joconde !

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  13. I think this is something so victorian and romantic about using mannequins - love this!

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  15. These mannequins are stunning!! It's so diffcult to find something similar in Barcelona!! Thanks for sharing darling!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  16. If I were a designer I'dlove to have mannequines like these!

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  17. these by far are the most stylish mannequins i have ever seen. so pretty in fact, i don't think i would want to drape anything over them! i love the velvet ones...truly works of art! enjoy your weekend;)

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  18. I've always wanted an old fashioned mannequin too! One day...when I have my own dressing room to display it in!

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  20. Since we usually think the same way, I guess there is no surprise that I have also always wanted one of these kind of mannequins! ;) I have a friend who has one, and uses it to hang necklaces and pin brooches on. Very pretty! Of the ones above, the "Paradise Mannequin" is my favorite. It looks like it belonged in an 18th century castle! :) Thank you for your information on those Fabergé eggs! I had NO idea the green one came from Krypton, and that Fabergé took such far-away commissions! ;) Love your imagination...My weekend will be pretty exiting! Tonight I'm going to commit murder on stage at a burlesque event, and on Sunday I'm going to get shot - NAKED! :D The fact that I have to work on Saturday, I just see as a temporary inconvenience...Hope you'll have a lovely weekend too honey! <3

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  21. I never realized mannequins could be so beautiful! I would take a few!

    xoxo,
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  22. such an interesting post!

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  23. These are gorge I love the mona lisa one
    xoxo

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  24. Lovely mannequins!!!
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  25. I want a manequin so badly! Those velvet ones are awesome :)
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  27. Wauw, very cool. Really like the Paradise mannequine. Still really want one too :)

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  28. Now I want one of that mannequin in my room! Amazing post my dear! ;D


    Kisses,

    Benedetta

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  29. Awesome header!!!!
    I love it Ms Dainty
    Those corsets looks so....WOW!
    I want one!!!!!

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  30. wow! so lovely!
    i have one, but it's a simple manequin, not so fancy :(
    s

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  31. Lovely mannequines!
    I wish you a very pleasant weekend.
    Xoxo
    Nina

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  32. hey kizzy! i love the paradise mannequin. the design is so exquisite. i really enjoyed reading this, because i love them too and never looked into the history behind them. i thought that was so interesting. you always enlighten our hearts and MINDS! kizzy, you are just too sweet doll. i can't wait to receive your package. i'm giddy as a school girl right now. have a lovely weekend pretty lady and kisses to your family. ((hug)) oh! they have a jurlique in the UK (there's a specific site just for that region). i'll let you know how the products are.
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  33. Those mannequins are simply stunning! So glad that I found your blog!

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  34. Oh my gosh! I love these, so gorgeous! I would love to have one or two someday when I have my dream closet ;)

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  35. They're all so beautiful.. Like pieces of art! I should do something similar to my mannequin. At the moment she's really bland and beige, and I've put sequin blouse + jewelry on her. Looks nice that way too :)

    Thank you for all the nice comments! x You're the best. Have a lovely weekend doll!

    Satu
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  36. Hi dear love ur blog =)) follow u =))

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  37. These are stunning! I'm so amazed by the creativity of people. I love mannequins in and of themselves, but would never think to make them into statement pieces with beautiful fabrics!

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  38. lovely pics! have a great weekend ♥

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  39. wow i love these post so much, it might sound funny 2hrs ago was searching for a vintage mannequin on ebay and old cream lace with colored ribbons to decorate it for my corridor now i found this on your blog lol, omg!!! i wish i could lay my fingers on the 3rd picture i wont need to start decorating!!! want these so bad. thank u thank u.
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  40. Woow! It`s really amazing!

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear!

    xxx

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  41. So cool!!! I'm a new GFC follower!

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  42. The Paradise mannequin is my favorite too. I also like the metallic.

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  43. Pretty mannequins, my daughter has wanted one for a while and I have never know where to get one!

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  44. Great post!! I need one. We are following you now can you follow us back? Kisses

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  45. Those are pretty.
    I ind the humanoid mannequins with the wigs and lashes in shops nowadays obnoxious and scary ;P.
    The ones in past decades were more edgy and cooler.
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  47. I find something pretty alluring and interesting about mannequins as well, especially gorgeously designed ones such as these. Great post as always Doll.

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  48. and my mannequin black) is a beautiful selection!
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  49. The pink velvet ones are amazing!!!!

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  50. It would be nice to upgrade the current dress form that my mom gave me.....these are gorgeous.

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  51. I can always count on you to bring the right inspiration! There's no way to pass up this amazingly beautiful selection of mannequins! My favorites are the velvets and the peacock blue. So gorgeous! xo Have a beautiful weekend.

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  52. those are very cute!


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  53. Truly works of art! I love the Parisian one. I had a mannequin but it was on casters with a metal stand. I used it for displaying jewelry and scarves. When we downsized, I sold it. I'd love to have one of these! Sigh...one can dream!

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  54. Happy New Year to you! And these mannequins are so beautiful, they don't need anything else to hang on them. I love the antique dress forms, so much more charming than freaky plastic mannequins in shops these days. I actually use one of those dress forms in my room, sometimes just to hang things on (people wonder if I sew, but alas, I don't!) or to style and use for the blog. - J xxx

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  55. these are so lovely!

    -liv
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  56. Yes, I've been wanting one too, for decorative purposes and to put outfits together! They can be quite expensive, which is why I'm waiting! -Jessica L

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  57. These mannequins are beautiful Kizzy - I understand why everybody wants to purchase one:) Happy weekend sweets, hope you are keeping warm and cozy,
    Love Axx

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  59. WOW the most beautiful mannequins I ever seen! I am in love!!!!
    Can't decide to have which one :)
    Have a nice weekend!
    Love,
    Hang

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  60. Wow Kizzy, i'd so LOVE to HAVE one of these om my home! I find them utterly inspiring - a piece of art in itself! Hope your weekend is cozy and fun - keep warm ;)

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  61. love the paradise mannequins! so divine!
    happy weekend dear

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  62. wow, so nice. love them

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  63. Very cool blog. Interesting posts. ;)
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    Yours. Have a nice day. !

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  64. This is really beautiful, and I always wanted to have one in my room :D

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  65. Amazing post!! Beautiful pics!! :)


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  66. i would love to own one, one day

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  67. hey once again. I'm following back pretty :)



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  68. Wish I had...Sometimes I fantasize about my dream wardrobe and these mannequins would go perfectly with the decor:)
    Great post, very original!
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  69. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

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  70. Amazing pics and post!

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  71. Great post! I'm in a desperate search or a particular one - they give decor such a great twist!
    Have a fantastic weekend dear

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  72. Those are great! My favorite is the Paradise mannequins.

    I hope you are having a great weekend.

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  73. Wow this is seriously neat! I want one of these lol, might bookmark this
    hehe
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  74. what a interesting read!
    They are beautiful and i loved all the information you have in this post :)
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  75. I love the lace mannequin ones the most. They would definitely be statement piece in my room.

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  76. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  77. Of course I'm loving the Parisian ones! This is such a fun idea! I always thought it would be neat to have one of these next to my sewing machine.

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  78. Great! Like it :)

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  79. Such an interesting post. Loved it :)
    Love,

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  80. LVE the velvet mannequins dear
    much lve
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  81. Manequins for decoration!I never would have thought of it...Brilliant!

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  82. wow! i think they are beautiful in a room!

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  83. Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)


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  84. Would love to have one of these at home! I love the Mona Lisa!!!
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  85. love the paradise mannequin !!
    in my shop I also had the mannequins covered in fabric. i chose crushed velvet.
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  86. Wow Kizzy they are gorgeous! We share the same favourites of course! Olivia is a lovely name <3 Lots of love and wishing you a great weekend!

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  87. so interesting post... thanks for sharing this dear :-)

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