Photo of plus size mannequins at an H&M store stirs weighty online debate

New mannequins are a size 12

A photograph of two mannequins at a H&M store in Sweden is stirring a weighty debate about  female body images.

Unlike the typical size 4 to 6 mannequins that can be found in most retail stores, these mannequins are a size 12, with thicker thighs and softer stomachs, Yahoo! Shine reported.

The mannequins in the photo are wearing lacy lingerie that shows fuller curves.

Some women are embracing the new models, saying it’s a more realistic view of the average size of women in America, which is in fact is a size 12.

However, others say the mannequin could encourage obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. 

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