A high school principal in Minnetonka, Minn., has declared leggings a distraction and discouraged girls from wearing them at school. Dave Adney sent an email to parents last week requesting that students at Minnetonka High School “keep things covered up.” He says the girls used to wear longer shirts, but the shirts have gotten shorter, and this is a problem.
Carolyn Miller has seen worse. As a middle school English teacher in Rogers, Ark., she finds low-cut tops and lower-cut jeans revealing rear cleavage or “whale tail” much more distracting.
“I think leggings and jeggings are perfectly acceptable if worn in a way that covers the student's rear end,” she says.
What do you think? Would you allow your child to wear leggings/jeggings to school? Do you think they are inappropriate attire for school or is this much ado about nothing?