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Minneapolis woman Liz Krueger was 'bullied' for wearing tight dress to wedding

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Liz Krueger is in excellent shape. Like, better than you. Krueger, a Minneapolis resident, doesn't hesitate to show off her body on her popular Instagram page.

Sometimes she shows a lot of it. Hey, she earned it.

Krueger, 31, worked full-time as a fitness trainer dating back to at least 2012, according to her Linkedin page, and has clearly not let her new job with a marketing placement firm affect her fitness routine. (Her husband, Dan Krueger, owns the fitness studio where Krueger formerly worked.)

A couple weeks ago, Krueger shared a post on Instagram detailing her experience at a wedding she'd just attended. Here's the full image from that post:


And here's the story she told about her day:

If only I knew that choosing this dress for a wedding on a 90 degree day meant so many women would be outrightly rude to me, and even come up behind me slap my ass as I'm standing alone. As quote " it was a dare from her friends, bc I was a target." And then proceed to spill a full beer down my arm. Just one of maaaaany acts of kindness of the night! Yup. That happened. Good thing for thick skin, being able to laugh at things and not take it personally, and good friends/hubby by my side. #adultsarebullystoo

Regardless, we had one heck of s fun night and no "grown" women's comments/glares could bring me down as a wedding guest:)

On Instagram, Krueger's post caused a bit of a commotion. Lots of likes, lots of comments — not all of them supportive, by the way. A number of women observed that Krueger looks great, but undoubtedly stole the scene on the biggest day of the bride's life.

Krueger is unapologetic. A subsequent upload revealed her "many looks," including the wedding outfit. And yes, a lot of them hug tight to her hips and were not given a snowball's chance in hell at making it past mid-thigh.


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The Tale of the Tight-Dressed Guest has since made national news, provided you get your news while waiting your turn at the salon. People magazine wrote about Krueger, and her newly hatched hashtag, #KruegerKindness, which is intended as a strike back against bullies like those who'd targeted her. Krueger is looking to partner with anti-bullying groups in the Twin Cities, and wants to treat woman who've been victimized to style makeovers at local salons.

"Through my fitness," Krueger told People, "I've always been about empowering women and having them embracing each other and their bodies. When this happened, I felt like I needed to do something more for myself and for other people."

Later, US Weekly got in on the act, clarifying in its coverage that Krueger had worn the dress to the wedding reception, not a church ceremony, and that others were dressed in casual wear. She also said she'd wear the same one again, to another wedding, but would have to know the scene first.

Even Miss, a lightweight Austrian lifestyle magazine, found the Krueger conundrum irresistible, asking its readers, "Fail oder OK?" ("Fail or OK?")

The Austrians ask a good question. How sexy one should look at someone else's wedding is a quandary that merits some debate. It will get a lot more than that. Don't expect any of it to change Liz Krueger's mind about wearing what she wants.