While leggings may seem like a ubiquitous fashion staple for suburban hipsters around Washington, they weren’t well received at a Rockville school on Wednesday.
NBC4 reports that a Rockville High School student was sent home for violating the school’s dress code. The student told the TV station she was wearing black leggings and a shirt that was “shorter than finger-tip length.”
The teen’s mom defended her daughter, NBC4 reports:
“Girls should not be dressing provocatively in school because it, quote, distracts the boys, but that is not the case; this is not distracting,” her mother said. “This [outfit] is not inappropriate.”
You can watch and read NBC4’s account at NBCWashington.com.
The school’s dress code officially calls out leggings as prohibited garb:
“Students should dress appropriately for a school setting and business environment. The staff wishes to promote a climate in which all students feel comfortable and, therefore, will not permit the wearing of … Leggings or stockings worn as pants … .”
Speak Out: What do you think of this policy? Should wearing leggings be school dress code offense?