NJ School Board Upholds Strapless Dress Ban, Cites "Wardrobe Malfunction" Concerns - NBC New York

NJ School Board Upholds Strapless Dress Ban, Cites "Wardrobe Malfunction" Concerns

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    NJ School Board Upholds Strapless Dress Ban, Cites "Wardrobe Malfunction" Concerns

     

    A school board in New Jersey has decided to ban girls from wearing strapless dresses to an eighth-grade dance off school grounds to spare them from wardrobe malfunctions.

    The board, in a 6-2 vote Wednesday night, agreed to allow single-strap and clear spaghetti strap dresses instead.

    The Courier News of Bridgewater reports board members were concerned a strapless gown mishap could get posted online and embarrass a student.

    Parents Protest Strapless Dress Ban at 8th Grade Dance

    [NY] Parents Protest Strapless Dress Ban at 8th Grade Dance
    Parents took to a school board meeting in New Jersey to protest a school principal's ban on strapless dresses at an 8th grade dance. Ida Siegal reports.
    (Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013)

    Some parents last month criticized Readington Middle School Principal Sharon Moffat for prohibiting the dresses at a June dance because she said they would distract boys. Some parents said such a statement was sexist while others said they had already purchased their daughters' dresses.

    A committee will review the dress code and make recommendations in September.

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