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Were there dress codes when you were attending school?


What were they? Did you consider them to be fair? How much have they changed compared to today?

 

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Young Fashion: Public School Dress Codes of the 1960s and 1970s88

Young Fashion: Public School Dress Codes of the 1960s and 1970s

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    Great hub Patty! We are obviously from the same era. I was born in the Midwest and things were very conservative. Not all bad!

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    I agree with you totally. As long as kids are reasonably dressed without too much hanging out in one direction or another or wearing symbols that are gang related...learning lessons SHOULD be the focus. Glad that I grew up when I did!

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    Same experience. Dresses had to be at a certain length, no spaghetti straps for girls or low necklines; boys shirts tucked in, pants with belts, etc. Personally I can't believe how lax things have gotten + how distracting in classrooms today.

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    I guess there is always someway around the rules if kids are bent on stretching them. Kids can be cruel to their peers. Something that we all get through...one way or another.

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    It sounds like a very neat and clean look...something lacking when I see how many of the kids dress for school today.

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    Peggy Woods (Peggy W) 4 years ago

    Personally I would not have a problem with the wearing of uniforms. Makes getting dressed each morning less of a hassle + it is generally less expensive for parents to outfit their kids that way. Your points are also valid. Thanks!