School urges students to cover up their backsides

A Minnesota high school is making headlines after the principal spoke up about female students' choice of attire. Minnetonka High School principal Dave Adney recently sent an email to parents urging them to discourage their daughters from wearing leggings, yoga pants and other form-fitting pants.

While Adney stopped short of banning these clothing items altogether, he said that students need to "keep things covered up." He argued that girls wearing these pants cause a distraction, especially since they don't always pair them with longer shirts that cover their backsides.

"It's not about trying to be the clothing police, it's just a sensitivity issue," Adney told The Star Tribune. "Hopefully with us being the first to speak up, it will create a lot of conversations."

The argument has been met with support from many parents and teachers, but some students don't understand why comfortable clothing should be discouraged.

While leggings and other tight pants are popular right now, many fashion experts suggest pairing them with longer tops, sweaters or blazers. Individuals on a budget can find these trendy clothing items at Plato's Closet and other stores that specialize in selling used clothing.
 

Read more News Items

Latest Style Blog Episode

Latest Episode:

Dress Like A Pro

You don't need a professional stylist to look great on a daily basis. In this style blog, I give you 5 tips on how to dress like a pro on your own! Watch this video, then head to Plato's Closet to style your very own chic and inexpensive outfit. Snap a selfie of your new look and tweet it out using #DressLikeAPro and tag me @PlatosClosetSb! I'll pick one winner to be featured in the next style blog!

watch it

More Episodes:

  • Connect

Your Plato's Closet

Plato's Closet Dulles

45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza
Sterling, VA 20166

703-421-8470 join email list

hours view map website

Other Locations Nearby

Plato's Closet Chantilly

13908 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

703-378-8485 join email list

Plato's Closet Manassas

9688 Liberia Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110

703-257-1400 join email list

Change Your Location

miles
We think you are in Ashburn. Was our guess wrong? Use the location form above to search for nearby locations.