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Bride Asks If It’s Okay To Put Her 9 Year Old Step Daughter Into Spanx For Wedding

Bride Asks If It’s Okay To Put Her 9 Year Old Step Daughter Into Spanx For Wedding


A bride to be seems genuinely perplexed about what to do with her ‘thick’ step daughter who she believes may need to wear Spanx for her upcoming wedding.

Sharing on Facebook, the US stepmother described the girl as a “plus-size kid” and shared that her dress for the wedding – which was just five days away – was a “little snug”. She also described the 9 year old as “a thick girl”.

Writing on a wedding planning group page on Facebook the step mother was genuinely asking for advice.

“Definitely not a body shaming post, but how do y’all feel about a nine-year-old wearing a body shaper (girdle),” the stepmother wrote.

“She’s a plus-size kid. And her dress is a little snug. I figured why not try a body shaper to smooth out some of the edges to give that perfect fit.

“The dress cannot be taken out. And it is only snug in the waist area. Everything else fits perfectly.

“Wedding is five days away.”

If that’s not bad enough, just a few months earlier the stepmother had asked for advice for dressing the young girl for the big day.

“I am in need of a flower girl dress for my soon-to-be stepdaughter,” she wrote.

“She’s a thick girl. I have tried ‘big girl youth sizes’ and nothing fits her.

“I can’t really go to her mum because (of) the typical new woman situation.”

Not surprisingly, comments on Facebook came in hard and fast. Most people were shocked that the step mother was even contemplating putting the child into shape wear.

“This right here is one of the main reasons girls have low self-esteem. If their mothers don’t accept them, who will?” said one.

“Go get another dress, make sure your daughter is comfortable and she loves the dress, and keep your thoughts on it to your damn self.”

Added another: “I can’t even begin to imagine the long term ramifications that is going to have on that child. I want to cry.”

Said another: “Why people are so reluctant to buy the size that fits their kid. Stop taking your body issues out on your kids. It really messes them up.”

While another said what we’re all thinking: “She’s nine. It’s never OK to put a child in Spanx – ever. End of story.”

What do you think?
Images: Facebook

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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