School's proposed ban on skinny jeans leads to Twitter rants
Schools have been getting stricter when it comes to dress codes.
Most schools enforce a certain length requirement for skirts, and leggings aren't allowed to be worn as pants.
Now, there's yet another ban: skinny jeans.
New Hanover County Schools have now moved to ban them.
Their new policy, titled Policy 8520, says "excessively tight fitting pants such as skinny jeans" are not to be worn unless accompanied by tops that "cover the posterior area in its entirety."
See how Twitter is reacting:
The North Carolina schools justify their dress code by saying its purpose is to limit what might disrupt the learning environment.
Unfortunately for the students, skinny jeans are the most commonly sold style in most major retailers in 2016.
American Eagle Outfitters, a denim brand staple for teens, offers only two alternatives to skinny jeans. In contrast, they offer more than 20 different washes for skinny jeans and jeggings.
Students have taken to Twitter to share their dismay. The school board said they will take all feedback into consideration when making their final decision.
Until then, maybe these students can dig through their parents' closets for some alternatives. Bell-bottoms, anyone?