Fit. She was a size 14 at the time and was “really, really excited” so she called a boutique ahead of time to let them know she was coming in. “I had this designer in my mind like most girls do. I was expecting this incredible welcoming, and instead [the sales associate] just took one look at me and said, 'We don't have anything that will fit your body,’” she told the site.
Apologizing. “This moment that was supposed to be really celebratory and really amazing was turned into this experience where, because of my body, I was made to feel less than I should. I started apologizing for how I looked all of a sudden. That's just so backwards to me,” she recalled to HuffPost Canada.
Visualize. Digital marketer Amanda McCullough penned an op-ed for Mic about her experience. She received an email from a store saying, “‘If you want to try on a dress that doesn’t exactly fit you, you can either visualize yourself in it, hold it in front of your body or put it on with the back exposed.’”