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A Kansas state senator has some people’s knickers in a twist after implementing a new dress code that singles out women who wear “skimpy skirts or blouses with plunging necklines,” the Topeka Capital-Journal reports. Mitch Holmes is the chairman of the state’s ethics and elections committee, and his new dress code applies to those testifying before… READ MORE »


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An eight-year-old girl was suspended by her public elementary school, Winslow Township No. 4, for wearing a shirt that was the wrong shade of green. The school’s dress code specifies that children can wear only white, dark green, and navy blue shirts, and the girl came to school in a kelly green shirt.READ MORE »


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Summer is coming, and lest we forget, that means high school hall monitors everywhere are gearing up to scrutinize and punish thousands of teenage girls for shorts and tank tops that are deemed too “inappropriate” for their liking. One teenager apparently got sick of being told that her body “disrupts the learning” of her male classmates… READ MORE »


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As many as 30 girls were sent home from high schools in Canada last week for wearing sleeveless shirts or tank tops that exposed bra straps. At one high school, boys in sleeveless shirts were also sent home from school. However, the girls were specifically told that their bra straps would be a “distraction” READ MORE »


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A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say… READ MORE »


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Oh, dress codes. Women have been banned from wearing sleeveless dresses at a school in Madhya Pradesh, India, because administrators say doing so isn’t dressing in a “decent manner.” In order to enforce the new rule, the college director stands outside the premises every morning to make sure the students are wearing “decent” attire.
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While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace because she was told it might offend someone or make new students feel unwelcome. What?!? … READ MORE »


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UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out an updated version. [HorizonLorain.org]

School dress codes are generally a great thing for kids. The mission statement of the new dress code at… READ MORE »


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French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile… READ MORE »


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A woman claims she was fired from O’Hara’s, a bar near UCLA, for complaining about a new dress code for women that required wait staff to wear short, plaid school girl skirts  and place fans around the restaurant to blow their skirts up! Ew. Creepy. The woman wrote a letter to her boss registering… READ MORE »


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An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you love playing chess with your titties hanging out? Apparently that’s a problem.

Amelia:  Especially then. I would do it to distract my opponent if… READ MORE »


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Somebody has just cursed himself a lifetime of callused handjobs on Valentine’s Day: a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a handwritten message from a fellow student this Tuesday telling her, basically, that she was dressed like a slut! As you can see from Brittany Molina’s not-at-all-revealing outfit and the snotty… READ MORE »


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Talk about an “extreme makeover”: a UK high school removed mirrors from the girls’ bathrooms after girls flouted the dress code rules about makeup. Shelley College in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, once allowed female pupils over age 14 to wear “discreet” makeup. But “five or six girls … the ones who wear the most makeup” continually… READ MORE »


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When you’re a teenager and have a closet like Sea of Shoes blogger Jane Aldridge, you’d imagine that the high school halls would be your runway. Turns out, Jane’s dreams were often cut short because she was constantly getting in trouble at school for her fashion choices. In this video (starting around 42 seconds), she… READ MORE »


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This dress code signage outside the New Orleans nightclub, Republic, wants to remind you all coming happens in the hot tub. [Eater] … READ MORE »


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Fashion guidelines for rushees to Cornell’s Pi Phi sorority have been circulating the interwebs: no khakis, no leggings worn as pants, no muffin tops, and you must have a mani and pedi. Seriously, don’t read this unless you are OK with your brain exploding. [Jezebel]
Nineteen-year-old Bristol Palin announced on Oprah Winfrey’s show today… READ MORE »


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President Obama gave fashion critics something to talk about when he displayed a pair of “mom jeans” at a baseball game, Nicolas Sarkozy and his lovely wife Carla both donned denim for a recent trip to Egypt, and the Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, chose jeans for a dinner date with Obama. Steve Jobs kept his… READ MORE »


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Apparently, “Miss Sexy” pants are a little too, well, sexy for English school masters to stomach. The Nailsea School near Bristol, England has officially banned the $18, super-tight black trousers, deeming the VPLs (visible panty lines) and “Miss Sexy” label inappropriate for the young ladies who are so fond of them. As the “Miss Sexy”-wearing… READ MORE »


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About 100 high school students in the U.K. used Facebook to stage a walkout from class Friday after the headmaster threatened a ban on skirts due to ever-shortening hemlines.

“Since half-term, the skirts have got ridiculously short,” headmaster Jane Holland wrote in a letter to the governors of Upton-by-Chester High School in Chester. “The… READ MORE »


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Chelsea Sarvis, a senior at South Carolina’s Chapin High School, wants to wear pants to her graduation. But according to Principal Mike Satterfield (surprise, surprise, it’s a male), unless she wears a dress, she won’t be attending. That’s right—if she doesn’t conform to what I thought were antiquated stereotypes and flaunt a “feminine” frock, she… READ MORE »