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    No Miniskirts But Some Hats Are OK: Military Schools Get Universal Dress Code

    No Miniskirts But Some Hats Are OK: Military Schools Get Universal Dress Code

    Yoga pants are OK, but not crop tops that don't cover the stomach. Hats are now allowed indoors, but the brim can't cover a student's face. That T-shirt advertising Grizzly tobacco or embossed with a cheeky finger to the Establishment? Still not allowed inside a Department of Defense Education Activity school.

    The school system, known as DoDEA, has announced a new “gender-neutral” student dress code that officials say standardizes the rules across the system and doesn't prohibit students from “self-expression in their style of dress or grooming, or discriminate against” them if they comply.

    The dress code will go into effect at all 160 DoDEA schools in the system, including the U.S., Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Pacific and , as of July 1.

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    The new rules, first reported by Stars and Stripes, require students to essentially be clothed from their shoulders to mid-thigh. They must wear tops with sleeves — no tanks or spaghetti straps unless they are attending a school-sponsored formal event; solid clothing that is not transparent that “fully covers the top and bottom from armpit to mid-thigh;” and safe shoes, including open-toed shoes with a strap across the heel.

    No longer will they need to measure the distance between their hemline or shorts and their knees. But miniskirts and short shorts still won't be allowed, given that…

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