Put your hand up if you don’t enjoy using fitting rooms when clothes shopping?
Darwin-based designer and clothing retailer, Jo from Viva La Body, says it saddens her seeing women and girls emerging from fitting rooms upset, disappointed and embarrassed by their body shape.
Jo was speaking Saturday morning in Darwin at the Skin Deep Project’s high tea to mark International No Diet Day.
Her message to women (and men) is to flip their thinking when shopping for clothes.
Don’t lament that you don’t fit the clothes you tried on, instead, simply note that the particular garment you tried on was not made to fit your body, she said.
In testament to the ability of social media to bring people together around issues in the Northern Territory, this fledgling group attracted a gathering of about 40 people out the back of the small shop on a long weekend Saturday morning.