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  • TinyLady
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    My jeans have loads of lycra I think. I have developed this technique (helped by losing weight) where I put my arms into my jeans and then push outwards with my whole arm and somehow pull them up or down that way (my carers help too). No idea how it works, but glad it does because my hands are rubbish but I'm still in my size 8 skinny fit jeans (I'm showing off now).

    M and S used to be OK for jeans, but not found them a good fit for a few years. I prefer Dorothy Perkins now xx

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    These days I'd need a giant shoehorn and copious amounts of oil to get into a pair of jeans ...
    IDK if you mean that you oil your legs to shimmy on your jeans πŸ€” talcum powder can be good too. xx

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  • Peanut
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    Happy to be of service

    TinyLady : As a fellow shorty, I found M&S quite good on petite sized trousers. These days I'd need a giant shoehorn and copious amounts of oil to get into a pair of jeans ...

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  • TinyLady
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    I have to admit, as I can't put my own shoes on or off, I often just wear my gorgeous irregular choice heels - make me feel like a princess and I don't have to worry about walking in them!

    I'm interested to hear how the trousers go. I'm still in my jeans because I hate tracksuit bottoms and most trousers are way too long for me xx

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    Also noticed some promising-looking extra warm trousers from Uniqlo ]​
    Ooh Coco (Chanel) πŸ˜‰ thank you.

    I am very interested in those trousers, in particular the width and stretchiness of the leg opening.

    Please keep up the good work. 😘

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  • Peanut
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    More fashion updates ...

    Can recommend Friendly Shoes - they only have three different models for adults, but they're light, easy to get on and off, and don't look too medical. Not cheap (the adult models are around Β£80), but I figure they will probably last longer than I do (not likely to be worn out by vigorous hikes, anyway) ...
    Shop - friendlyshoes.co.uk​

    Also noticed some promising-looking extra warm trousers from Uniqlo - they've got an inner sleeve around the ankles to keep warm, and an elasticated waist, but don't look too tracksuit bottom-y, at least on the photos. Will update when I've tried them.
    Extra Warm Lined Trousers | UNIQLO UK​

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  • TinyLady
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    Ellie - yes, bet they are comfy and easy to fetch on and off.

    I'm not a fan of tracksuit bottoms but leggings can look quite smart.

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  • Ellie
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    TinyLady I'll let you into a secret - I bought maternity leggings, sooooo comfy 🀣🀣🀣

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  • TinyLady
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    Ellie - I was just going to say that too!! Sadly my hourglass figure is just a large spread figure now. Sticking to cheap ebay dresses for now with expansion room 🀣

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  • Ellie
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    Thanks for that info on sizes Peanut

    Originally posted by Peanut View Post
    So only recommended for the extremely hourglassy gal...
    Don't they know that bodies sat in a wheelchair all day tend to be less like Marilyn Monroe and more like Lady Buddhas πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  • Peanut
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    I recently tried a UK company called Kintsugi (Kintsugi Clothing: fashion for every body), who have a small selection of women's clothing, both easy-fasten options and wheelchair friendly ones, and with petite options. Their wool cape is quite fabulous, but I found the sizing of the skirt and the trousers I ordered rather odd - the hips fit true to size (same as my M&S size), but the waist was about two sizes too small. So only recommended for the extremely hourglassy gal...

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  • TinyLady
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    Chelle73 - that's not good is it? Useful to know though because it is frustrating ordering things and waiting and not being sure of sizing.

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  • Chelle73
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    Originally posted by TinyLady View Post
    I have to laugh. I am very petite (too short for most petite ranges). When I was pregnant I discovered you can only be petite OR pregnant. No clothes available for a combination... I suspect I can either be petite or requiring adaptive clothing.... strange no one realises that you can in fact be both 🀣 it is really uncomfortable to wear very much too large clothes.


    Thankfully I will wear some dresses for the summer... but someone will still have to help.
    I’m only 5’1 and get what you mean about petite clothing. I did by some magnetic jeans from ablelabel.co.uk but when they arrived the sizing was way too small size 14 fit my daughter whose a size 6 normally

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  • TinyLady
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    I have to laugh. I am very petite (too short for most petite ranges). When I was pregnant I discovered you can only be petite OR pregnant. No clothes available for a combination... I suspect I can either be petite or requiring adaptive clothing.... strange no one realises that you can in fact be both 🀣 it is really uncomfortable to wear very much too large clothes.


    Thankfully I will wear some dresses for the summer... but someone will still have to help.

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  • shelly21
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    denise I'm a 7 and they are true to size but you can do returns easily enough. I thought they seemed a bit different x

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