We do have a problem here in Malaysia. It seems that most of the dress retailers here in Malaysia thinks all Malaysians are very petite and small sized.
Me, I am 5'6" and a UK Size 12, I think I am lucky enough to be able to get away sometimes as I can still fit into some Size Ls or Size XLs here from local shops here in Malaysia.
The other day someone was blogging in the newspaper about being a Size 16 and finding it so hard to find clothes(whereas she could find size 16 and even size 20 clothings in Mango overseas) and even as a size 12, I have that problem.
I can't even go to MNG/Mango and find a pair of jeans or pants that I can fit in. Come to think about it, I do sometimes have problems getting clothes in G2000, GAP,Raoul and Zara as well, which otherwise, overseas, one can find an abundance of sizes.
Perhaps the Size 00 phenomenon is starting here already. The bigger size people are all forced to wear men's clothes or suffer limited choices in clothings. There is no place for fat people or even those born with a bigger frame. And at these our kids get shunned and criticized whenever they are "bigger". Everyone have to learn to be a stick insect or die trying. I personally know of a few teenagers who are taking pills and such to be slim or suffer people caling them 'fat'.