DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A North Dakota high school is cracking down on yoga pants, skinny jeans and leggings.
All are banned under the new dress code at Devils Lake High School.
The assistant principal says the new dress code is a way to prevent distracting teachers and other students.
“Not too hot about it, because that what everyone wears, that’s their whole wardrobe,” said senior Mariah Fixen. “So, basically sweat pants every day is what they’re asking for.”
The assistant principal said they had the girls watch two clips from the movie “Pretty Woman” and compared their attire to the main character … who is a prostitute.
Some say the school should be focusing their efforts on more important issues like bullying.
“Like online stuff and people tweeting about each other,” said senior Taylor Gilbertson. “They should be focusing more on that and not dumb stuff like yoga pants. We should be able to wear whatever we want.”
The assistant principal said that this new policy is not meant to objectify girls, but to stop boys from focusing on something other than class work.