Angry Mother Posts About Her Shopping Experience After Saleswoman Body-Shames Her Daughter

Angry Mother Posts About Her Shopping Experience After Saleswoman Body-Shames Her Daughter

Angela Markus

As if the teenage years of a young girl’s life isn’t the hardest, having to contend with a salesperson insisting that you wear Spanx is just disrespectful.

While dress shopping for a formal event at school, one teen’s mother was dumbfounded by the sales woman who repeatedly told her to daughter to wear Spanx.

Disappointed by the encounter, she took to Facebook to address the issue.

Megan Naramore Harris and her daughter, Lexi, visited a Dillard’s department store in search of a dress.

Megan liked one in particular and even though her daughter was not a fan of the dress, she tried it on to appease her mom.

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Soon after her mom snapped the now viral photo, a salesperson came into the dressing room asserting that Lexi should wear shapewear if she wanted to wear the dress.

When mom explained that her daughter was just fine, the salesperson did not let up. Infuriated, Harris wrote a post to the woman on Facebook, “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.”

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She wrote that her daughter is actively involved in activities such as swimming, running, dancing and yoga. Megan’s post amassed a great deal of support, and people everywhere were clueless as to why the employee would body-sham the teen.

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Dillard’s issued a response to the situation by speaking with TechInsider. The company said: “At Dillard’s, our mission is to help people feel good about themselves by enhancing the natural beauty found in all of us. We train our sales associates with the goal of creating a completely positive experience with each visit. It is certainly never our intent to offend our customers. We have reached out to this customer and her daughter, and we appreciate the outreach of so many of our followers and customers to bring this issue to our attention.”

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