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Debenhams introduces size 16 mannequins

6 November 2013 Last updated at 19:16 GMT

A major UK department store is introducing larger mannequins to its shop floors.

Mannequins are usually a size 8 or 10, but Debenhams will be using a new size 16 dummy to reflect the size of many of its customers.

Equality minister Jo Swinson said the move goes some way towards tackling the "important" issue of body-confidence that affects some women.

Sangita Myska reports.