Please can you stop going on about your dress codes not allowing you to show your thighs, or your shoulders, or your midriff, or whatever else. You don’t even KNOW dress code pain, because this (or something very similar to this in terms of other schools in England) is what I have no choice but to wear to school every single day:
It looks crap, huh? See, while you may get dress coded for wearing a short skirt or a tank top, I will get dress coded for:
- wearing a bracelet
- wearing earrings that are not studs, or having a piercing anywhere other than my earlobe
- wearing coloured eyeshadow
- wearing nail varnish
- wearing a skirt (or shorts, as I am in the photo) without tights
- wearing shoes that are not completely black, or are considered to be ‘shoes for fashion, not for school’ such as Vans, Converse, Toms, etc
- Removing our blazers, unless we are in a lesson. (that’s right, even this time of year when it’s hotter than it ever has been, I have to keep that fricking thing on outside or in the hall)
And those are only the set in stone rules. Today, I was on my way to a lesson and I got stopped by my Deputy Headmaster, who asked me to roll the sleeves of my blazer down as they were pulled up to the elbow. I have also had to fight my corner many many times during uniform checks about why I should be allowed to wear shorts instead of trousers or a skirt, as it is often deemed ‘inappropriate’. I also shaved the side of my head last summer, and when I went back to school I was threatened with being taken out of my lessons and put into our ‘close supervision room’ and to get a point on my public conduct record unless I changed my hairstyle and covered the shaved part. And if you’re thinking of dying your hair any colour that isn’t a natural one? You’re completely screwed.
Bearing in mind, that these are just the things that happen at MY school and there are tons of other schools all over England with awful uniform rules. While we may have madmen and their Tardises, and consulting detectives with funny ear hats, we do not have the freedom that you have when it comes to dressing for school, my dear US friends.
and maybe Australia although I’m not sure about how strict your uniform rules actually are
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I once got sent home, by the school, for wearing black boots rather than shoes as it was raining hard and my feet would’ve got soaked. They took this down as ‘truanting’ and then tried to send my mum a £50 fine. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD SENT ME HOME.