Minnetonka High School principal, David Adney, has sent out a letter to all the student’s parents asking for their help in keeping “things covered up”.
He believes that girls, now wearing trendy tights and yoga pants, are exposing too much “leg and backside” and that it is becoming “highly distracting” for others.
While many parents are in support of the principal’s request. Many students are not.
Freshman Carine Colwel, 14, comments, “Some kids were really mad because they're comfortable. As long as they're not see-through, they should be allowed.”
Here is the full email sent to the parents by Principal David Adney:
“Hello Parents of Minnetonka High School students, This is Dave Adney with an update on high school fashion trends and a request. As the weather gets colder we have noticed a fashion trend with our young women. Many of them choose to wear leggings usually made of spandex or another form of tight fitting material. In past years this has not been a major problem since fashion norms called for a long sweatshirt, jersey or sweater to be worn in conjunction with the leggings. This fall another pattern has emerged and we are requesting parent support. Some of our girls have chosen to wear t-shirts with the leggings, thus exposing more leg and backside area. This can be highly distracting for other students and I am asking your assistance. If your daughters choose to wear leggings or other tight fitting clothing please support our goal of keeping things covered up. We encourage students to dress modestly and this trend is definitely a move away from our general expectations. Thanks, Dave Adney”
Paul Hudson | Elite.