Thanks to One Woman's Open Letter, Topshop Is Getting Rid of Its Super-Skinny Mannequins

One Facebook post makes a big change.

Shoppers walking past Topshop store
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The difference between Laura Berry and the rest of us is that, while we might have noticed some mannequins at Topshop have wrist-width legs that are basically the same circumference all the way up, she went and did something about it.

Topshop responded to Berry's post Thursday, writing that it would no longer carry the pictured mannequin—which the brand says is based on a US size 6—in its stores. Thanks, Laura. We need more women with your gumption in the world.

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.