First of all for all the mothers out there with teen, Megan Naramore Harris should be our hero right now. Megan Naramore Harris wrote an open letter to a Dillard’s sells person because she suggested that her teen daughter should wear the dress she had tried on with SPANX. People may wonder why women are starting to shop at smaller shops instead of the mall but this is one of the reasons why. The shopping experience in some malls are horrible. Here’s a note to retailers: Women don’t want to be followed when we are shopping and we don’t want to be told how we should we our clothes UNLESS we ask! Finally when it comes to a mother’s child don’t say a word any and all criticism should come directly from the MOM only.. We pray that the open letter written about this experience will open the eyes of these RETAIL giants and they will start to serve up better customer service. No one wants to spend their money where they are ridiculed.
Here’s our inspiration of the day: (Open Letter to Dillard’s Employee)
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