A Utah teenager is fuming this morning… over a dress inspired by Audrey Hepburn and it’s alleged “inappropriateness”. Here’s the dress in question:
How dare she, right? Am I right???
All sarcasm aside, here’s the scoop:
Gabi Finlayson, 15, attended the Preference Dance at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah this past weekend. The pink dress was inspired by Finlayson’s idol, Audrey Hepburn. While attending the dance, a school official asked her to cover up with either a jacket or shawl, as the dress violated the school’s strict dress code.
Emphasis on “strict”.
Here’s the school’s code:
- Backless dresses and/or tops may not extend beyond the bottom of the shoulder blades.
- Girl’s dresses and tops must have a 2″ minimum strap on each shoulder.
- Dresses need to be at least to the mid-thigh.
It’s the strap provision that seems to be the hiccup. The school’s principal, Rhonda Bromley, stated that “the dress code has been reviewed and approved by both the PTSA and the school community council. The dress code is based on the community standard.”
Remember, Highland is located just north of Orem, Utah -a rather conservative part of the country. Therefore, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this decision was in fact the right one.
What do you think? Was the dress inappropriate (again, based on the “community standard”), or was the “cover-up” inappropriate? Chime in on 2 KASA Style via Facebook and Twitter, or leave a comment below. We’ll be talking about this all morning on the show.