The trials of the smaller lady

PUBLISHED: 11:19 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 06 May 2010

Why, if fashion is not high on your priority list, are you worrying about bootcut jeans being so last season? (Last Word, Comet January 19) Can clothes be designed for real women! How would you define a real woman? I am a size 6/8 and have always been th

Why, if fashion is not high on your priority list, are you worrying about bootcut jeans being so last season? (Last Word, Comet January 19)

Can clothes be designed for real women! How would you define a real woman?

I am a size 6/8 and have always been this size. I cannot put on weight, I have had terrible trouble for years because I could not get clothes to fit me.

There are a few shops now that stock my size but I am still limited on where I can go. I always read in the magazines about larger people and the fashion and that all clothes are for skinny people. Well I can speak from 42 years experience and I can tell you it has not been easy. How about doing an article and some research into clothes for naturally small people and see how difficult it really is. I consider myself as a real woman and at the other end of the scale it's not easy either!

SANDRA ETHERIDGE

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