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Dress Code For PARENTS Proposed At Florida School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents

A Florida high school board member recently suggested a new dress code -- for parents. During a meeting earlier this month, Broward County school b...

About the Student Suspended for Shaving Her Head to Support Her Friend With Cancer

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Sher

What's important is what Kamryn did and why she did it. She did it to stand with her friend Delaney in her fight. And, Delaney, we do not know you, but we stand with you too.

I'm Paranoid That Braids Are 'Too Black' for Corporate

Quia Querisma | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Quia Querisma

It's Q1, recruiting season, and whereas I don't have any job interviews lined up right now, I was suddenly apprehensive about having an "ethnic hairstyle" in front of people who would be scrutinizing everything about me, not only my professional qualifications.

Why I'm Taking A Stand Against My School's 'Dress Code'

Marion Mayer | Posted 03.18.2014 | Teen
Marion Mayer

You are literally sending the message to young girls, who are already struggling with self confidence, that hiding their body makes them more attractive. You are establishing a sense of shame in these young, developing minds and bodies.

These Stylish Iranian Women Won't Let A Dress Code Hold Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.20.2013 | Style

Iran isn't exactly known to the Western world as a hotbed of inspiring trends in fashion. Under Islamic law, women must dress modestly in loose-fittin...

Dress Codes and Other Sorry Excuses for Policing Identity

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

Dress codes facilitate abuse, first by enforcing the notion that there is a "right" and a "wrong" way to dress, and that transgressers can and should be punished, and secondly by normalizing the punishment. There is no legitimate reason for this.

Did This Army Post Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

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What To Wear To Every Kind Of Wedding

Amber Harrison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

We've put together a few favorite looks for some of the more popular, yet unconventional, attire requests seen on wedding invitations this summer, demystifying those dress codes that leave you clueless.

What To Wear To A Black-Tie Wedding | Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

A black tie dress code calls for sleek silhouettes and spot on accessories. Rule to remember? Nothing above the knee....

Heels Dress Code At Bar In California Riles Customers

Posted 06.18.2013 | Style

A local bar/restaurant is on the defensive this week after posting a new dress code that mandated "must have heels" for female patrons. ProAbition...

Patience -- Not One of my Virtues

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Today I spent what felt like a year at the Motor Vehicle Agency. If I'm ever given a choice of going back there or scrubbing gas station toilets, I'll choose the latter.

The Rise Of Quirky Wedding Dress Codes | Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

"Bohemian black-tie"? "Farmhouse chic"? Wedding dress codes are becoming increasingly creative and theme-specific, often leaving guests with a sart...

Dress Codes or How Schools Skirt Around Sexism and Homophobia

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and LGTBQ youth are disproportionately affected by school dress codes. Challenging schools to align unexamined, traditional dress codes to contemporary values is a tangible place to start if you're interested in teaching kids to live in a diverse, tolerant society.

A Dress Code for Teachers? Or Anything Goes?

Rae Pica | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Rae Pica

Admittedly, I haven't been a public school student for a long, long time. So it came as an enormous surprise when I saw a proliferation of newspaper reports and blogs describing midriff-baring, sweatpants- and pajama-bottom-wearing teachers. Surely, this couldn't be!

5 Ways To Shine At Your Office Party Without Embarrassing Anyone

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Style

Thinking of wearing this to your company holiday party? Don't.

Dad Protests Principal For Teaching Teen About Porn

Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

Steven Werner is protesting a Michigan principal's decision to educate his daughter on porn, calling it an act of bullying and demanding a written apo...

Ohio Students Told To Remove Gay-Supporting Rainbow T-Shirts

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

A group of Celina High School students are at the center of a contentious debate on free speech after nearly two dozen students were told to remove th...

Teen Suspended For Pink Hair Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

South Carolina mother Denise Sargent is upset that her daughter Rheanne was suspended for dying her hair pink to support National Breast Cancer Awaren...

Why I Allow My Daughter to Wear THIS

Stephanie Covington Armstrong | Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents
Stephanie Covington Armstrong

My girlfriend couldn't contain the surprise and horror at what my daughter was wearing in public. She stared at me open-mouthed, waiting for some sensible answer, like maybe all of my child's pants were dirty or better yet, stolen.

Airlines Say: You Can't Wear That

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 10.25.2012 | Style

DALLAS — Airlines give many reasons for refusing to let you board, but none stir as much debate as this: How you're dressed. A woman flying fro...

Boy In Trouble For Wearing Out-Of-State Shirt Gets Huge Surprise

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

The 5-year-old kindergarten student who was told to turn his University of Michigan T-shirt inside out will be receiving a hero's welcome at an upcomi...

School: Boy Violated Dress Code By Wearing Shirt For Out-Of-State Team

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

One Oklahoma elementary school has a strict dress code policy -- no college apparel that isn't from Oklahoma. Last week, Wilson Elementary School's...

Single in the City: The Niqab and I

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.14.2012 | Style
Rym Tina Ghazal

By banning the niqab and burqa we are not really helping anyone. A truly repressed woman has far bigger problems than what she wears on her face.

100 Miss. Students Suspended On First Day For Their Shoes

Posted 08.14.2012 | Education

Nearly 100 Canton High School students received in-school suspensions on their first day last Wednesday after sporting neon-colored shoes, neon shoe s...

What People Think Is Office-Appropriate May Surprise You

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

So, it's not without irony that I work as a fashion editor and come to work dressed in everything from a caftan to cutoff denim shorts. That said, even at a creative company where jeans are the norm, there is still quite a bit of ambiguity on what is acceptable in the workplace.