Posts tagged "dress code"

Girls Asked To Leave School Over Visible Bra Straps

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" for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

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 wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2014

Indian College Bans Female Students From Wearing Sleeveless Dresses

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. Why…
By: Alyson Penn / July 28, 2013

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

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?!?
By: Mary Odell / July 9, 2013

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

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…
By: Mary Odell / June 24, 2013

Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

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 i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2013

Waitress Sues L.A. Bar Over Short Skirt Dress Code, Fans Blowing Up Skirt

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 her…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 26, 2012

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

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 they were a 15-year-old prodigy.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2012

Today’s Lady News: BYU Jerk Slut-Shames Fellow Student For Her Dress On Valentine’s Day

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 letter…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 16, 2012

Girls Wear Too Much Makeup, So UK School Removes Mirrors From Girls’ Bathrooms

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"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 16, 2011

Jane Aldridge Constantly Violated Dress Code—Did Your Outfits Get You In Trouble, Too?

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…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 28, 2010

“If It’s On Jersey Shore, It’s Not Coming Through The Door”

This dress code signage outside the New Orleans nightclub, Republic, wants to remind you all coming happens in the hot tub. [Eater]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Get A Load Of Cornell’s Pi Phi Sorority Dress Code

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'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2010

Jeans Are The New Power Suit

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…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 29, 2009

No More Little “Miss Sexy” Pants

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…
By: Lily Q / October 7, 2009

Students Walk Out When Headmaster Says Girls’ Skirts Are Too Short

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 skirt…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2009

Sexist Principal Mandates “Pants For Boys, Dresses For Girls!”

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”…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 3, 2009