A new bride has sparked fury online after asking her step-daughter to wear sucking-in shape wear to her wedding.
The woman, who remained anonymous, said that she was having a hard time finding a dress for her fiance’s daughter to wear on the big day.
She said this was because “nothing fit” the nine-year-old.
The woman posted on Facebook to ask for suggestions on where to find a dress, reports the Mirror.
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.”
She also claimed that she had considered custom size dresses, but thought it would be hard to get her mum to agree to let her go to the fittings.
When she found a dress she did like she was upset to find it didn’t fit her step-daughter… five days before the wedding.
So, instead of buying a new dress she asked Facebook users if it would work to make the nine-year-old wear Spanx.
Shapewear uses tight elastic material to suck in fat and smooth down the figure.
It is usually worn by adults to look slimmer for big events.
The step-mum wrote: “Definitely not a body-shaming post, but how do y’all feel about a nine-year-old wearing a body shaper (girdle).
“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."
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She added: “The dress cannot be taken out. And it is only snug in the waist area. Everything else fits perfectly. Wedding is five days away.”
But she deleted her post after receiving negative backlash.
One person said: "She’s nine. It’s never okay to put a child in Spanx – ever. End of story."
Whilst another wrote: "I can’t even begin to imagine the long term ramifications that are going to have on that child. I want to cry."
Meanwhile, a mum-to-be sparks family row after refusing to name son after unusual tradition.
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