Skinny Dress Pants

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    I'm trying to build up my teacher wardrobe and I am considering buying a pair of skinny dress pants. My school is very casual and I feel really overdressed when I wear bootcut dress pants and I don't like them anyways. I'm wondering if something like this is professional for teachers to wear. Many of my friends wear colored jeans for student teaching but I feel like I would get mistaken for a student if I did that.

    https://www.loft.com/petite-skinny-...60645&defaultColor=2222&prodId=446237
     
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    Buy them! Loft is having a great sale! Then pair with a beautiful blouse or a knit top with cardi/pashmina.
     
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    I think they are fine.
     
  5. nklauste

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    I think they are fine. Many of the teachers at my school wear leggings, so these are a step up from what is considered normal attire at my school.
     
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    I hate leggings for the workplace! We don’t have a dress code; therefore, staff members wear whatever they deem appropriate (interpretation varies greatly).
     
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    Just leggings with nothing covering?
     
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    Yep! Leggings with a shirt! Some of them look like they’re about to go to yoga.
     
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    Leggings in the professional setting (I’d argue in all settings except the home) should always have the butt covered.
     
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    I think those look professional. I moved to a new state after college and teachers dress very casually here. As a newer teacher I just didn't feel comfortable doing that, even though I was way overdressed compared to the rest of the building. I'm in my 8th year and I've just started wearing jeans regularly to work like everyone else. I do wear leggings occasionally, but definitely only with long tunic-type shirts! I have yet to see anyone wear "leggings as pants" with a shorter shirt even though we dress casually in my building.
     
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    Leggings are supposed to be against our dress code, but it doesn't seem to stop them from showing up routinely. Sadly, many of the teachers going that wardrobe look seem to think that their derriers are small enough to ignore the part about "being covered over the butt." I'm supposed to write up any student dressed in leggings minus the tunic top, yet teachers can come in dressed like the same kids, and no one says anything. I simply dislike the mixed message we are sending to the students. I wouldn't be comfortable in leggings, so go the jeans route. Ironically, I can legally wear any color of jeans except blue. We only get to wear the "blue" jeans on special spirit days.
     
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    Not to hijack, but this is pretty much what I wear every day (just sub a scarf for the necklace):
    https://pin.it/s7giotu2df7tag
    Does this seem unprofessional to the anti-leggings people? I always make sure the derrière and crotchal region are well-covered, usually by three layers (leggings, long tunic, and long cardigan).
     
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    OP, I think those are fine! I would personally just wear a long top or cardi over them because, well, I got a booty and I teach HS :p
     
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    Thanks everyone! I ordered some from the sale today! I hope they fit :)
     
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    I would say that you have all the tricky bits covered. This is not the look that I commented on. However, if you lose the cardigan and turn the tunic into a much shorter top, you would have an excellent approximation of what does bother me. As for your look, you rock it.
     
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    I should clarify, the teachers at my school that wear leggings always have a long top/short dress on with the leggings so everything is covered. Also, the leggings are typically always decent quality and not see through.
     
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    I love leggings, but I agree! Gotta have that booty covered. I will wear leggings, boots, and a long long shirt or dress that always covers my butt becuase ya, I also have a booty and I teach high school! Lol.
     
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    Yes! Those outfits are adorable and I think definitely work for the school setting, but again...gotta cover that booty!
     
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    I think those are totally fine! Really cute, by the way!
     
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    What the heck us up with those crazy,dizzying patterned leggings. I think they are either the Lularoe ones or similar. Anyway, teachers and TAs are wearing them a lot but with shorter shirts/sweaters that do not cover their butts at all. Just not attractive.
     
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    OK, I do have some patterned leggings that I do wear with long, solid tops...I don't have anything too crazy, but I think they are a fun pop of color, especially with tall boots and a long (solid) sweater!
     
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    Then again, my icon is a hedgehog wearing a flower, so you can take my thoughts on fashion with a grain of salt lol!
     
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    That is my problem at my student teaching placement! Everyone dresses so casually that I don't know if I am overdoing it. I'm really just following the rules that my college set and dressing similarly to my middle/high school teachers.
     
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    Over dressed in moderation beats too casual. Besides, the investment in a wardrobe with move with you, and the new school may not be so casual.
     
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    They can be cute if paired with the right top.
     
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    LOL a pop of color is great but when you see butts just walking around with those crazy patterns...well...you just can't unsee that!!!!
     
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    I agree. I think the crazy leggings are fun and can be really cute paired with the right top and shoes. However, those kind of tights usually leave little to be imagined. I'm all for body positivity and loving/showing off your body no matter what size/shape you are, but when working at a school I think it is necessary to dress more modestly.
     
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    Yes, those pants are nice...just dressy enough. Those are the kind of pants that you get in several colors if they have them.
    If I even wore leggings to work, they were only in black at the time & I wore something professional & long over it w/ knee-high boots only. But even then, I didn't wear them that often.
     
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    Leggings are very popular at my school. Most teachers have their butts covered. However, a few wear the leggings with the type of shirts that are longer in the back and shorter in the front. I think covering up the front lower pelvic area is just as important as the back. Not that I try to look but I can see way too much with the tight fit of the leggings!!
     
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    I love your icon. It’s unique!
     
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    I would buy them my theory is things are appropriate if it is a combination of tight and loose if I was going to wear a fitted shirt I would want to wear a flowy skirt or dress pants boot cut. But if I wanted to wear skinny dress pants I would pair it with a flowy lose dress shirt.

    Never ever wear leggings as a teacher as comfortable as they are. I know plenty of schools who do not even allow jeans.
     

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