Realistic mannequins look lifelike and are designed to look like a real person. ... These mannequins are mostly used in high-end or expensive stores. Both male and female versions are shaped and built accordingly, making clothes that are put on them look usable and as close to a real person as possible. What are fashion mannequins called? Mannequin (also called a manikin, dummy, lay figure, or dress form) refers to an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, window-dressers and others especially to display or fit clothing. What are mannequins without heads called? Headless mannequins are perfect for stores that have a limited height of the ceiling. They are crafted from fiberglass and come in different shapes, sizes, poses, colors and finishes but all are beautifully crafted.