Warm weather makes for dress code enforcement


Example of a Carlmont student violating the dress code.

Elena Mateus, ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

As the weather begins to change, so does the attire that students wear on campus.

“It’s getting warmer, so it’s only normal for people to start wearing shorts,” said sophomore Gabrielle Dimick.


Example of a Carlmont student violating the dress code.
Example of a Carlmont student violating the dress code.

The most basic rules for dress code are the three B’s: No butts, bellies, or breasts visible.

Most conflicts surrounding dress code are because of girl’s shorts being too short. Dimick said, “I got a dress cut because my shorts were too short, but I walked out of my house and my mom would’ve said something if it they were inappropriate.”

Stores popular among teenagers include PacSun, Urban Outfitters, and Hollister. These brands, more often than not, sport shorts that are shorter than the mid thigh regulation.

“It’s just hard to find cute clothes, especially shorts, that really meet the dress code rules,” said Dimick.

Carlmont Principal Lisa Gleaton realizes that as it gets hotter, people will subsequently dress differently.

“A majority of people don’t wear the things they wear with the intention to break the dress code, at least I hope not,” said Gleaton, “What they’re wearing is worn to be stylish, and I understand that.”

Nevertheless, multiple students find themselves put on edge, solely based on what they are wearing. “Whenever I wear shorts on campus, even though I think they’re appropriate, I’m always afraid the admin will give me a dress cut,” said sophomore Veronica Eghdami.

Senior Vrain Ahuja said,”[The dress code] is stricter on the girls than it is on guys; for me I don’t even know what guys’ dress code is.”

Ahuja also believes the current dress code benefits students. “The dress code is trying to preparing girls for the future, like for business or when they start working,” he said. “It helps girls respect their body and be classy.”

Gleaton pointed out that she, too, has a dress code. “All teachers have a dress code, I can’t wear whatever I want either,” said Gleaton.

“No one is going to challenge it, the dress code is the way it is,” said Eghdami. But what may come as a surprise to students like Eghdami, is that Gleaton looks to revise the dress code.

Some believe the language in the dress code itself is degrading towards girls. “I find the three B’s offensive,” said Gleaton. “It’s time to overhaul the language, and really look at its purpose.”

She speaks on behalf of the girls who feel the rules are worded inappropriately. Sophomore Emily Sevillia said, “The three B’s make it seem like there is something wrong with girls bodies.”

“I am concerned about how girls feel it’s being enforced, and I don’t want people to be uncomfortable, I just want people to dress appropriately,” Gleaton said.

Gleaton continued, “The dress code doesn’t just come from what I think and I think it is skewed against women, but I think our society is too; I don’t think that’s news to anybody.”