No Plunging Necklines or Low Backs As Queensland School Requests Formal Dress Approval
, 2022-05-31 05:08:18,
It’s the Met Gala of your teens, the night of nights where unrealistic expectations give way to reality; ill-fitting dresses, blotchy spray tans, and generally not looking like your Zendaya red carpet reference picture. I am, of course, talking about the high school formal.
To further burst the bubble, a catholic girls’ school in Brisbane’s north sent an email to parents requesting photographs of the student’s dresses ahead of the formal last weekend so the dresses could be approved.
“… The HOHs (Head of Houses) haven’t seen or approved everyone’s outfit for the night, though, so please submit a photo of your dress or suit on the Microsoft Form below so we have all your photos in one spot to check,” the email read.
And, no, the school principal isn’t Anna Wintour or any of the Heads of Houses influential fashion icons.
Students and parents were provided with a formal booklet stating that “students are required to wear formal attire (no plunging necklines or low backs below the waist”.
The booklet didn’t contain the classic do’s and don’ts of fashion, but more what the school considered appropriate and inappropriate.
An approach to fashion that would have the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen turning in their graves.
And, why stop there? Only focusing on what the girls were wearing, the approach could be seen as inappropriate and sexist, an example of how we police women’s bodies and what they wear.
“There is a massive difference between what the girl’s schools allow compared to the boys – I see where the school is coming from, but it’s a once in a lifetime thing, and I think the girls should be allowed to wear something they are comfortable in.” stated one parent
What about too much cologne or hair gel? A blanket rule of no purple or…
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