“You need to lose weight and not gain any weight to fit into your bridesmaid dress.”
Those were the words spoken to my 21 year old niece on December 18, 2014 when she went for her first bridesmaid dress fitting at a Rocky River, Ohio bridal shop.
When my niece told me this I saw red.
“Who the hell is this woman?” I asked.
“Does she look like super model Heidi Klum?” I asked. Not that this matters.
With tears in her eyes, my niece said, “No.”
My cried all the way home because of the insensitive employee at the bridal shop in Rocky River, Ohio.
The bridal shop owner and employee are lucky that my niece didn’t get into a car accident.
After all, it’s difficult to drive and see the road when you’re balling your eyes out.
I looked up bridal shop online went to their Facebook; I clicked on their photos.
The women who work there don’t look like Super Models!
They look like the average size 12-16 American woman.
I can’t imagine Lori, owner of Bridals by Lori or Randy from Kleinfeld in New York, (see the hit TV shows on TLC) telling a woman that she needs to lose weight and that she better not gain weight to fit into a wedding gown or bridesmaid dress.
People wonder why teen girls, young women, and women in general, develop eating disorders. It’s because of clueless people like the woman who works at bridal shop in Rocky River, Ohio.
If women wonder why they can’t get along or develop friendships with other women, perhaps they should listen to the words they speak.
If women wonder why they can’t sell wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, they should listen to the words coming out of their mouth. [Read more…]