My daughter just started middle school. Here in Arizona it’s seventh and eighth grade. There’s a dress code where shorts have to meet the “thumb rule.” This means they have to be longer than where your thumbs reach the sides of your legs. My daughter is tall. Which means her shorts would be not shorts at all if she were to wear shorts that reached below her thumbs.
Fortunately, we asked around at the school during the “walk through” and got the “OK” for the shorts she was wearing, so we’ve got something to work with. But even here in hot Arizona, girls have to wear shirts with sleeves, and are not allowed to wear tanks.
We didn’t have any dress codes in Illinois where it is below freezing half of the time. I guess it wasn’t necessary because you HAD to wear clothes constantly there to keep warm. But here, in the elementary school, the kids couldn’t even wear flip flops. It’s HOT here. Clothing is hot.
Shoes and socks are hot, denim is hot, t-shirts are hot! For those of you in hot-weathered states, how is it possible to keep your kids cool and comfortable when the schools require certain dress codes? And in general, are there any strange dress codes out there that you moms think are outrageous?