Bride slammed after suggesting 9yo step-daughter wear shapewear to her wedding

Bride with young flower girl
"That's how teenagers end up with eating disorders." Photo credit: Getty.

Weddings are supposed to be beautiful days to celebrate bringing families together. But one bridezilla has drawn the ire of the internet after asking if it was ok to put her "thick" step-daughter in shapewear for her wedding. 

According to Kidspot, the bride turned to the internet for advice, posting in a wedding-planning Facebook group to see if anyone had any tips for helping her find a dress for the young girl. 

"She's a thick girl. I have tried 'big girl youth sizes' and nothing fits her," she wrote.

"I can't really go to her mum because (of) the typical new woman situation."

If that wasn't bad enough, after eventually finding a dress, five days before the wedding the anonymous bride is said to have asked what people thought about her putting the child in a "girdle" - aka, shapewear. 

"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 bride enthused. 

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

The Facebook posts were screenshotted and shared online.
The Facebook posts were screenshotted and shared online. Photo credit: Facebook via. Kidspot.

The bride was reportedly so flooded with negative feedback she deleted the post, but not before it was screenshotted and shared by another bride. 

"This right here is one of the main reasons girls have low self-esteem. If their mothers don't accept them, who will?" one person commented. 

"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."

Another said the woman's attitude will have "long term ramifications". 

"I want to cry," they added. "That's how teenagers end up with eating disorders and body dysmorphia." 

"She's nine. It's never OK to put a child in Spanx - ever. End of story," another person wrote. 

It's not known where the bride is based - nor what ultimately happened with the child at her wedding.