We’ve all felt the stigma of dress size when out shopping, but we aren’t typically conscious of the fact that what we’re saying can also be deemed body shaming. But Constance Hall, a popular parenting blogger from Australia, wants to remind you. Hall shared an important message on Facebook after she recently fell victim to unintentional body shaming.
She was recently shopping for a new dress when a sales associate directed her to the “bigger size” racks. Embarrassed, Hall lied about her size.
“Went shopping for a new dress, was happily browsing the racks when the shop assistant says, ‘Sorry darling those racks are size sixes and eights only, the other racks will be better for you,'” she wrote. “Hiding my offence [sic] I replied, ‘That’s cool. I AM a size 6.'”
She reveals: “That’s when we shared one of those awkward moments, the ones where she knows I’m lying, I know that she knows that I’m lying, she knows that I know that she knows that I’m lying…”
So she grabbed a size six white dress to try on. Afterwards, she took a photo of what it looked like.
Went shopping for a new dress, was happily browsing the racks when the shop assistant says, "Sorry darling those racks…
Obviously unimpressed with the end result, Hall revealed that she didn’t judge the sales associate for what she said, but rather, herself.
“She wasn’t body shaming my delicious #mummob she was being practical, it was ME who body shamed myself by taking offence [sic]!!!!!!” she wrote. “Today was a reminder that NO dress sizes are BETTER then any OTHER. It’s YOUR BODY. You only have ONE. Love it.”
Amen to that.
[H/T: The Mirror]