Mannequin's 'wardrobe malfunction' goes viral

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Mannequin's 'wardrobe malfunction' goes viral

It’s not very often we find mannequins relatable, but one woman has managed to snap a hilarious fail and it’s setting the internet alight.

Twitter user Charlie, who goes but the name @charlougray, uploaded a snap from inside a Primark store in the UK, showing a mannequin wearing a Lion King pyjama set.

But unlike the usually preened to perfection shop clothes horses, this one’s top had fallen down on one side, leaving her décolletage completely exposed.

“This Primark mannequin is accurately demonstrating how women wake up when they sleep in a strappy top,” Charlie wrote as her caption.

People immediately started responding saying the exact same thing happens to them when they wear a strappy top to bed at night.

“My boobs get tangled in the straps,” one person wrote.

“Yes mate. Mine fall out the middle,” another person said, while a woman by the name of Abi said: “Like even if the other strap was up right her t**s would still be out. I don’t get it.”

Controversial mannequins

It’s not the first time a Primark mannequin has caused a stir online, as back in 2014 the UK retail giant was forced to remove a mannequin with protruding ribs from stores.

“Dear @primark, is it really necessary that these new mannequins have protruding ribs?? And before I get anyone saying that I'm skinny bashing, I'm not, I'd just like to see mannequins in clothing stores being all different shapes and sizes rather than young girls thinking that this is the only way to be!!” a woman called Mel Fraser wrote on her Instagram page.

Primark quickly went into damage control and got back to Mel within hours, saying they were looking into the situation.

“We're currently changing our window displays. The mannequins you describe will not be used in this way again,” they then responded.

The bargain store isn’t the only one to be called out for the mannequins they chose to use, as in May 2014, Michael Rudoy also slammed lingerie brand La Perla for showcasing a red bikini on a mannequin with her ribcage visible.

“How does #LaPerla think ribs on a mannequin is ok?! @SethMatlins,” Michael wrote.

La Perla removed the mannequin from stores and according to The Cut, the shop claimed it wouldn’t be used again.

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