I came across this article and had to write about it, because it’s a great example how your daughter can be classy in the summer weather.
But I must admit that this mother’s post got under my skin…
Because with so many un-classy style influences out there, where it seems like every time you turn on the television or flip through a magazine, there’s “sexy this” and “teen pregnancy that”, and “show off more of this here”… It’s amazing kids can even just be kids anymore!
Yes, this woman’s post irritated me. Because her daughter, who is 14 years old, was sent home for being dressed inappropriately!
She was sent home because (somehow) the principal noticed that her skirt (which is actually pretty cute and a versatile neutral) was a half an inch too short! Now, take a moment to visualize, or actually grab a ruler to measure out a half inch. Does that really make a difference on a day when it’s 80+ degrees outside? I mean, do pre-teens/teens now have to plan their outfits to the inch, along with social pressures, academic requirements, and everything else that goes along with being a teen?
I say kudos to the young woman who wore this outfit – it’s age appropriate, classy, cute and fun. And to her mom, thank you for sharing how ridiculous some principals can be. I know dress codes are there for good reason – and the principal would not want students to take advantage of the rules… but there has got to be some wiggle room here.
So, readers, my questions to you are:
- Would you let your daughter dress like this?
- What are some of the issues you’re dealing with regarding teens style these days?
- What’s the funniest thing your child has been sent home for?
I’d love to hear your comments below! If you have questions on how to tweak your daughter’s wardrobe to something more classy, contact me for a FREE Image Assessment to figure out her style preference, and to find a look that makes you both happy.