Modesty is a big word in girls’ back to school fashions. Is the skirt too short? Does the dress length reach below the finger tips? Many skirt and dress buying considerations for parents? Here’s a cute, comfortable style that allows girls to wear skirts regardless of length. Many schools, public and parochial, require girls to wear skirts and shorts that reach below the fingertips when the arms are placed along the side of the body. This guideline has been implemented by school authorities to prevent girls wearing short skirts, dresses and shorts that show off private areas when the child bends or stoops.
This rule makes some sense but it’s often easier said than done when trying to find skirts, dresses and shorts that comply with the ‘below the fingertips’ length. Girls clothing designers create styles based on fashion trends, not school dress codes. For the parent trying to purchase some clothing for her daughter, it can be a real challenge finding skirts, dresses and shorts that she can actually wear to school.
Here’s a solution to the ‘is this skirt long enough’ dilemma. This solution allows girls to wear skirts, dresses and shorts of just about any length comfortably, modestly and in compliance with school dress code. Leggings are the ideal solution. Purchase several pairs of comfortable leggings, available in most retail shopping locations. Leggings are basically a combination of very form fitting pants and tights. Worn alone, leggings are too tight. Worn under a skirt, dress or even shorts, leggings look cute and stylish. Leggings can be worn under dresses and skirts, by girls of almost any body shape or size. Skinny, overweight and everything in between can wear a pair of leggings with a cute skirt underneath and look very nice.
Wearing leggings underneath a skirt or dress is also warmer. Temperatures in school classrooms can vary wildly from extremely warm and uncomfortable to very cold. Be sure to choose leggings with a good cotton blend. Cotton fabrics absorb moisture and helps prevent chafing and rashes. For more back-to-school fashion and shopping chat, visit my blogs listed.