"Glamour" Takes Heat For Calling Afros, Dreadlocks Fashion "Don'ts"

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

One of the things that Glamour magazine is famous for is proclaiming certain clothing choices "fashion don'ts."

They're usually tasteless or careless mistakes that women make - exposed thongs, muffin-top jeans, stockings with sandals or sheer mesh blouses over bare skin.

So, you can imagine how taken aback some black female attorneys at a New York City law firm were to learn from a Glamour editor recently that afros or dreadlocks were considered a fashion don't for the office.

Yes, folks, this really happened. When I got the first of several e-mails about the incident, I doubted the veracity of the claim. It read a bit like one of those wacky urban legends that float around the Internet.

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