Well, It's Happened: Girls Getting in Trouble for Wearing Leggings As Pants

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Ladies, we knew this day would come, we just didn't know it would take so damn long. Girls are finally getting in trouble for flaunting their curves in... leggings? Oh, high school.


At Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, principal Dave Adney says leggings worn by female students are becoming a problem. He apparently went so far as to email parents to ask them to talk to their daughters about the fashion trend (lolz) and tell them to cover up. Total narc!

Students once paired long tops with the leggings, but Adney says shirts are getting shorter and showing a lot more bottom.

Some students say the leggings are no worse than tight-fitting jeans. But Adney told KMSP-TV that denim doesn't provide the definition that leggings and spandex do.

Allegedly the principal doesn't want to ban them, he just wants the young women to cover their asses. Literally. I'm not sure how actually helpful it is to make sure lady parts are shrouded because everyone is just a walking hormone in high school, but OK. You could wear a Snoopy outfit and someone would be turned because you're 15 and that's life. Instead, maybe the school should focus on teaching all students to respect women no matter what they're wearing? Just a thought!

Minnetonka principal says girls' leggings becoming a distraction [TwinCities.com]


Well, Blair Waldorf would be pleased.

Honestly, I wish American public schools would just adopt uniforms. They remove the need for a dress code, they eliminate distractions like gang colors or inappropriate t-shirt logos, they're much cheaper for parents, and they result in a student body population that is dressed all alike regardless of socioeconomic status. Not to mention, there's something to be said for dressing professionally for the day; it helps give you focus. I remember writing a paragraph-long treatise on this for an assignment in fifth grade, and my position hasn't changed one iota.