I was shopping recently and walking up to a dressing room. Outside of the dressing room was a woman looking at a teenager dressed in some tights with leather on the sides and a tunic-y kinda top which didn't really cover her behind.
The outfit didn't flatter her AT.ALL. It only emphasized negative things. The woman (I don't know if it was her mother) kept saying things like, "You like the way it fits?" and "Are you sure that's the way it's supposed to look?" and "Well...if you like it..."
I stepped past them and went inside. The debate continued. The woman was being kind but not saying what I'm assuming she was thinking since I thought that the outfit wasn't cute AT.ALL on the young lady. If she wanted to wear leggings...cool...but she needed to wear a tunic with an empire waist and long enough to cover her behind. She looked "squoze up" around the boobage area so, instead of sleeveless...I'd suggest a flowy cap sleeve. In other words I'd say..."Gabifresh would NEVER wear that." and keep it moving hoping she gets it cuz yall know Gabi be DOING-T IT!
They bought the outfit and I'm assuming the young lady was happy. The woman was pretty much resigned to being...well...okay I guess.
Here is my question for you...how would YOU have handled and really...can you even do and or say anything other than, okay without giving her a complex about her weight and body image? How do you handle body image issues with a teenager you love and support? I would think it would be a VERY blurry area to tread.
What say you?