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Dress Code

When a Tie is Not Just a Tie

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The era of casual dress crept up on us slowly, but now every organization this side of Wall Street seems to have taken up the khaki banner. (And even Wall Street is apparently not immune to the trend.)

Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call.

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

Make no mistake: dress codes are increasingly becoming an excuse for sexualizing women and disgracing young girls for the apparent pleasure of those in power. It's bullsh*t.

Why Were 11 Girls Turned Away From Their Homecoming Dance?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Nearly a dozen girls were turned away from Utah's Bingham High School homecoming dance last Saturday, according to FOX 13's KTSU. The reason? Their "i...

It's Time for Schools to Ban Redskins Merchandise

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

How should a teacher react if a student arrives to class wearing a t-shirt that shouts a repugnant racial slur in large, all capital letters across the chest? The answer ought to be clear.

Dress Code Violator!

Teri Biebel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Teri Biebel

I saw this in my news feed today and you know I just had to say something. This girl wore a skirt to school, the school officials deemed it too short ...

Local Bar's 'Jim Crow' Dress Code Causes Outrage

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Black Voices

A Minneapolis bar’s new dress has code sparked a controversy among its patrons. Many customers feel that Bar Louie’s list of prohibited clothing i...

J. Crew's Jenna Lyons Doesn't Care How You Dress For Work

The Cut | Véronique Hyland | Posted 06.16.2014 | Style

Last night, as J.Crew premiered its CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collaboration pop-up shop, Jenna Lyons took a moment with the Cut to share her thoughts on...

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

Dress Coded: An Education on (Unnecessary) Sexualization

Sophia Herbst | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Sophia Herbst

When one Illinois middle school cluelessly decided to ban leggings and yoga pants because they were "distracting to the boys," they probably didn't have any idea it would be the catalyst to a national conversation about dress codes in school.

The Positives of Uniformity: One Student's Opinion On School Dress Codes

Angelina Massoia | Posted 07.05.2014 | Education
Angelina Massoia

Even I, who did not suffer first hand from bullying, can remember being comforted by the fact that all of my peers would be wearing the same thing, regardless of how popular, fashionable, beautiful, or wealthy they may be.

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 05.26.2014 | 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

www.marieclaire.com | 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

www.today.com | 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.