To the Sales Lady Who Told My Daughter She Needs SPANX to Wear This Dress, I Have a Few Words

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The Dillard’s sales lady basically told her daughter she was too fat to wear this dress, and this mama bear’s response just went viral for all the right reasons!!

Megan Naramore Harris was dress shopping with her daughter at a local Dillard’s when she had an encounter with a sales lady who not-so-subtly implied that her daughter didn’t have a slim enough figureto wear the particular dress she tried on.

Afterwards, Megan took to Facebook to explain the details of the situation and empower others who may feel put down by society for not having the “perfect” shape.

She wrote:

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

Her inspiring words have now been shared over 75,000 times, and Megan and her daughter have received an overwhelming amount of support from other body-image advocates across the web.

Here are a just a couple of the many supportive comments that have flooded in.

That’s right. Never mess with a mama who loves her baby girl JUST the way she is. The sheer strength of amother’s love and protective instincts is WAY too powerful for any pair of SPANX to contain.

SHARE this inspiring story with your friendsto keep Megan’s amazing message circulating. There’s always somebody else who needs to hear thatGod loves them just the way they are today.

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