Idaho Students Miss Homecoming Dance Over Dress Code
I'm not sure how spaghetti straps lead to a dangerous and un-fun environment, but school administrators in Coeur D'Alene seem to feel strongly enough about them to ban them from their Homecoming Dance.
17 Magazine picked up the story of Kara Pattee who spent over $100 on a beautiful and tasteful white homecoming dress with spaghetti straps only to get a message from the school on Thursday that bare shoulders and spaghetti straps would not be allowed at this year's dance.
The school says that dress code has been in place since 2011, but was never strictly enforced until parents complained last school year. The students were made aware of the policy before the 2014-2015 school year ended and parents were sent the message on Thursday as a reminder. Many parents claim the reminder was the first time they heard of the dress code and weren't able to afford a new dress at the last second. Their daughters opted to skip the dance completely.
I don't understand why these girls didn't just run out and grab a cute shawl or sweater to cover their shoulders, but I can understand why they're upset. Even when I was in High School, it was near impossible to find a formal gown that wasn't strapless, spaghetti straps or halter. These dresses may have been strapless but were still tasteful, but some parents disagree and think these girls need to dress more modestly.
Personally, I don't see anything wrong with these dresses as long as the girls keep their chests, mid-driffs and butts covered. I mean technically none of my dresses would've complied with their dress code and I still looked classy (I think!)
What do you think?