Mirror, mirror on the wall, is this going to work at all?

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Clothes shop changing rooms are like torture chambers. Hot, stuffy, claustrophobic and to be avoided at all costs. Like most men I hate all shopping, but trying on new gear is by far the worst aspect.

So it’s interesting to hear of plans by John Lewis for a ‘magic mirror’ that uses sensors and cameras to scan customers’ bodies and let them see how they would look in differrent items.

The clothes are chosen from a menu and superimposed on top of a person’s reflection. This technology can even show you what a complete outfit looks like.

But as it’s only two-dimensional, will any women trust what she sees? I doubt it. And will this hi-tech mirror on the wall be able to answer the age-old question: ‘Does my bum look big in this?’