Every girl wants to feel like a princess at their high school ball/formal/prom so what happened to this young girl is quite upsetting.
If you’ve ever accompanied your daughter or granddaughter clothes shopping, you’ll know how important feedback is about an outfit, and how upset they can get if the wrong thing is said.
Megan Naramore Harris was doing just that: helping her daughter find a beautiful dress for her US prom.
After trying on a red dress her mum had picked out, a salesperson entered and told her teenager she needed to wear Spanx with the dress. Megan immediately sent her daughter into the dressing room and gave the salesperson a piece of her mind.
She was clearly still shaken by the experience, and took to Facebook to let the store know how traumatic it had been.
The post has now had over 40,000 shares and highlights the issues many women face when they go shopping. It doesn’t always have to be verbal either, and many women know the sniggers or stares they can get from nasty sales assistants. They should be there to help and not to judge, shouldn’t they?
Here’s Megan’s post in full:
Dear sales lady at Dillard’s Towne East Mall,
This is my teenage daughter who wanted to try on dresses for an upcoming formal. I found this dress and asked her to try it on. She told me this was not her style, but tried it on for me. I told her how grown up it made her look and she smiled, and told me this made her look too old but still, she let me take a picture. Right after that, you entered and told my daughter she needed to wear SPANX if she wanted to wear this dress. I told my daughter to go change. I told you that she was just fine without SPANX. You continued to argue with me. We left soon after. I wish I had told you how many girls suffer from poor self image and telling them they need something to make them perfect can be very damaging. Girls of all ages, shapes and sizes are perfect because that is how God made them. If they feel good in a dress, that is all that should matter. My daughter is tall, she swims, runs, dances and does yoga. She’s fit. She’s beautiful. She did not need you telling her that she is not perfect. I hope this is shared and gets back to you so that you should not say something like that to a girl ever again. You never know what negative or positive thoughts they are thinking about themselves.
Mother of a beautiful girl
Tell us, have you ever had to tell a sales assistant to be more respectful? What experiences have you had like this?