Skinny pants at work

Discussion in 'General Education' started by otterpop, Jul 24, 2016.

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Are skinny pants work appropriate?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. greendream

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    Now there's an oxymoron worthy of the 21st century! I'm going to write that one down.
     
  2. Rabbitt

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    I'm Ok with skinny pants or leggings that are under a top/dress that comes to nearly the knee.
     
  3. Leaborb192

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    Yes! My TA would wear them and they'd have little sparkles/ diamonds or some shyte on them. And you could see her tattoos as well. She'd have to walk ridiculously slow, which if you're dealing with kids, isn't good if there's an emergency situation.
    :(
    And sometimes you could see the P's bra through her shirts. (sigh)
    And yet some have pestered me for not wearing a tie! LOL Double-standard?
    :toofunny::rofl:
     
  4. Leaborb192

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    WOO! Wife beaters, PJ bottoms & slippers party!!! LOL
    Where do I sign up?
     
  5. Kat.

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    I find this thread very interesting as a 20-something female soon-to-be teacher. I want to be comfortable, feel good, and look nice, and would love to get clothes that will work both for school and can be dressed more casually for weekends and whatnot.

    I'm anxious to figure out outfits for subbing this year. This has given me a lot to think about.

    I LOVE the pants though - where are they from? :)
     
  6. Leaborb192

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    Any ladies rocking the pantsuit?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. Seriously???
     
  8. Caesar753

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    I think that there can be and is a lot of overlap between professional dress and dress that others may find "offensive", particularly when the "offense" is not that there is anything inherently wrong with the clothing choices themselves but that the wearer is chubby.
     
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  9. Caesar753

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    This seems rude to me.
     
  10. czacza

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    Oh hell no.
     
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  11. otterpop

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    In the first post? They are from American Eagle.
     
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  12. ChildWhisperer

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    I don't even own non-skinny pants.
    My only bottoms are skinny pants, skirts, and dresses (with thick tights in winter)
     
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  13. phillyteacher

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    Super rude. Skinny jeans or pants are a cut, not a reference to the size of the wearer.
     
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  14. Kat.

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    Awesome! That just happens to be the one store I can find jeans that actually fit me, haha. Thanks!
     
  15. teacherquestions

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    They look like leggings to me. I try to be pretty professional/conservative at work
     
  16. otterpop

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    Me too! And they carry long sizes!
     
  17. otterpop

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    Judging by the pictures you and I both posted at the start of the thread, it appears short pants are in style now?
     
  18. TeacherNY

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    Staff at my school would be sent home if they wore shoes that were unsafe. That's just ridiculous.
     
  19. TeacherNY

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    HAHAHA whoever put that together was a genius.
     
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    Nope. But they send us, the teachers home, if we wear jeans! How does that make sense? How these are appropriate, but not jeans, is beyond me:

    [​IMG]

    They micromanaged us way more than they did the support staff.
    :roll:
     
  21. czacza

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    I having a hard time believing anyone wears these to school
     
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    Well I hate to tell you but just because you may not believe it, doesn't it mean it doesn't happen. I remember when she walked in wearing skinny pants and those shoes -- clomping around -- was very distracting. And she had a foot tattoo which stood out, obviously, in those shoes. She was younger than me, and had daughters at the school. She was supposed to be my TA, helping me, instead she often times just sat there and chatted on the side with the kids (many of whom I had just scolded) or would take her phone out and take pictures of what I was teaching them... I suspect to share and kvetch about it on FB. I would assign her tasks to do with kids out in the hallway to minimize the distraction she created when she did actually show up on time. Toward the end of the year, she stopped coming altogether.

    But she had been there a hell of a lot longer than I had so...

    :roll:
     
  23. Rabbitt

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    That was unkind.
     
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    Yes, the ankle length trend seems to be sticking around. I like it with flats and they tend to fit well under knee high boots.
     
  25. nichel

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    I think that skinny pants should not be worn in the office.
     
  26. czacza

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    Here's the thing....skinny pants, jeans, heels can look casual or dressed up depending on the overall effect. For example, jeans or skinny pants with a collared button down blouse, statement jewelry, great bag and cute shoes can look appropriate and classy. With a graphic tee and Chuck Taylor's they are great for a weekend. It's all about knowing your work culture, styling, confidence and comportment.
     
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    I have a pair of bright red skinny pants that I wore every Valentine's Day, and never received any reprimands! Men can wear tight pants, so why not women?
     
  28. mckbearcat48

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    This is one of those "hand grenade" questions that I avoid answering like the plague :)
     
  29. MissScrimmage

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    Yes, I wear pants similar to the ones in the original post. Our division's dress code was summed up by our superintendent as: be clean, and don't look like you've come from the beach or the night club. We are pretty casual.
     
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    I know this teacher, because it's me and I am not in my 20s. It's a comfortable, put together look. I do a lot of driving between my 10 schools and I live in a very cold climate. I have to have outfits that are WARM and polished.
     
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    I'm one of those believers that feel that clothes are not the end all and be all to a teacher. As long as the teacher (man or woman) is not showing an inappropriate amount of skin, who cares what they wear.
    I have known absolutely wonderful teachers, who obtain the best from their students, who wore sweats every day. I have also known teachers who dressed to the nines every day, and also were great teachers. I'm sure we have all known terrible teachers who dressed either of those ways.

    My students give me respect regardless of my dress. I give them my respect regardless of their attire.

    This may be a minority opinion to those of you who feel teachers should dress up every day, and that's ok.
     
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    I agree with swansong1. The clothes a teacher wears varies greatly from district to district. I've attended several national professional developments, and from speaking with teachers from other states, it's a wide variety. I'm not able to afford the very nice clothes that some of my coworkers wear. I tend to wear khaki denim and capris often. My kids respect me, because I build a community of respect in my room. It has nothing to do with what I wear.
     
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    In my perfect preference, I'd be happy seeing a teacher more or less matching the.culture of the school and community.
     
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