'Mannequin sizing made it harder for me to recover from my eating disorder'
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'Mannequins made it hard to recover from anorexia'

They're in almost every shop window you pass down the high-street, but one girl from Derbyshire says mannequins are causing low self-esteem in women.

Shannon Guild is recovering from an eating disorder and the slim mannequins used in most shops have made her recovery much harder:

"Everybody is different and we all deserve to feel beautiful."

"We're asking for plastic to be reshaped," added the 21-year-old student.

Shannon is campaigning for shops to use a range of shapes and sizes.

Mannequin supplier Trade Lines Shop Equipment Ltd. says the average mannequin is a 5 feet 11 inches and a size 8-10.

This clip is originally from 5 live.

  • 14 Jul 2017
  • From the section Health
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