Reforming the Dress Code

The Dress Code Is In Need of a Change

McKenzie Penn, Fall 2016 J1 student

How someone dresses is a way of self expression. When that is limited to certain items it can limit someone’s sense of creativity. Dress code should be changed so that way it does not hold someone back from showing their true self.

It is understandable that you would not want someone to go to school in their bathing suit, but a halter top, not as understandable. This is because a girl can get away with wearing a shirt that goes off their shoulder, yet some can’t even wear certain tank tops.

The excuse that is used is that a girl’s shoulders or legs are distracting, but most people don’t notice unless a teacher points it out.

People go to school to learn and make friends, but it is hard for someone to do that when they are worried that what they are wearing might be against the dress code.

Some schools don’t allow students to wear leggings or tank tops of any kind, while some schools resolve all dress code issues with uniforms. Although our school is way more lenient with our dress code, I still feel that it could be reformed maybe even a little bit.screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-2-06-37-pm