Yet Another Wardrobe question... HA!

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  1. Learner4Life

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    Do you think it's appropriate for a woman to show "legging butt?"

    legging butt: when a woman bends over in a dress and you can see her tush but she's wearing leggings so you can't see her underwear.

    (my husband and I argued over this last night and I tried to explain to him that a true lady doesn't bend over that way in a dress regardless of leggings but he insisted I ask the A to Z board! HA HA)
     
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  3. Shanoo

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    Uh, no.
     
  4. GemStone

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    No, nobody wants to see that!
     
  5. Tasha

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    No I don't think it is appropriate. I also don't think leggings and a long sweater are appropriate for teachers to wear to work.
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    :lol: Learner!
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    No leggings at all? Even if the bottoms are covered by boots? I ask because I was thinking about buying some leggings to put under some dresses in the winter.
     
  8. teacherintexas

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    I think leggings under a dress are quite different than leggings and a longish top.

    As for the original question, I don't want to see anyone's boo-tay.
     
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    I think she was saying it was the sweater that is inappropriate, not the leggings. I know what she means. Some teachers will wear a long sweater/"sweater dress" that is a foot shorter than what you're supposed to wear to school, but think it's okay because they're wearing leggings.

    I think dresses are fine as long as they're normal length dresses.

    To the OP, I agree- who bends that way in a dress?!
     
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    I think if you are wearing a dress that can stand alone and be acceptable, then you can definitely put leggings on underneath them. Then leggings are no different than tights.
     
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    I don't want to see anybody's legging butt at work . . . or anywhere else for that matter. I don't think that it matters about size or age either.

    Personally, I think leggings are too casual for a typical work day. One day last year I was going to be working all day with my grade level partner on assembling units. We were in the school building, but our kids were with a sub. Basically, we were sitting in a room all day working by ourselves. I wore brown leggings, suede brown boots, and a slightly longer than mid thigh navy sweater dress. One of the first things that happened was a person known for not dressing appropriately for work told me my outfit was adorable. Uh, oh . . . never again was I going to wear that to work, even it I was going to be sitting in a room with my grade level partners all day.
     
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    Yes, some teachers do this...and they need to get a clue!

    To the OP, it's very inappropriate.
     
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    Are you saying that when they bend over you could see their butt (even with the leggings)? that is a short dress, if that's the case! And no, a teacher should never bend over like that anyways.
     
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    No, I think leggins are fine, just not in place of pants with only a sweater on top that barely covers your behind. And I even think that outfit is super cute outside of school too :) With a dress or skirt, leggings are awesome!
     
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    Gotcha! I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing something that short anyway...leggings or no leggings!
     
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    No way to the original question.

    I think sweater dresses that are appropriate work length are fine in different environments. I know teachers dressed a lot more casually than a sweater dress at my old school so I wouldn't have had a problem wearing one. I love wearing dresses with tights in the winter though.
     
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    To answer OP... She shouldn't be bending like that and the top sounds too short.

    I love leggings and boots however and will def be teaching in them this fall/winter with appropriate tops
     
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    Heck no, that's so tacky. Plus, there's a proper way to bend down & pick things up & bending over so one's ass is in the air isn't the proper way!
     
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    Legging butt is a fashion don't in my opinion whether it's work or casual. I have worn leggings and appropriate tops/dresses in the past at school and it hasn't been a problem. There are some other teachers in my school who have done the same. As a matter of fact I bought a dress today I plan on wearing with some leggings.
     
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    As I tell my students, whatever you put over the leggings should be appropriate without them.

    I do have a couple of dresses that I only wear with leggings because they are too short for my preference, but not too short to be appropriate.
     
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    I love the part that I bolded! Great advice!
     
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    We actually had a new part of our handbook added about leggings. Our school hasn't really had an issue, but a couple of the other schools have. They can only be worn under appropriate length dresses.
     
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    This would be the reason I would wear leggings under dresses.
     
  26. teacherintexas

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    Should jeggings follow the same rules as leggings?
     
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    Jeggings should just not exist...
     
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    I know jeggings are horrible. I was laughing at the flow chart and I think it caused some tension. Jeggings are all my step-daughter will wear. She says they don't make "real pants" short enough for her. :dizzy: I guess they don't have tailors or dry cleaners that do alterations where she lives.

    She's thirteen and is short, but the jeggings are always skin tight. We offered to take her school shopping, but she wasn't interested when we made it known that we would have to approve her purchases.
     
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    :lol: So true!
     
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    I only wear skirts or dresses with opaque tights/leggings. I have tripped in school before, and there have been pretty windy days.

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    Random side note: There are some pictures of the teachers from the 1970s up in the office. The dresses are most definitely not fingertip length, you would not want to bend over in those dresses!
     
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    Trust me, treefrogs: there are extremely compelling reasons that most high-school dress codes in the late '60s and early '70s started allowing girls to wear pants.
     
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    I hate it when my students wear leggings as pants! I agree with the advice that leggings should be treated like tights. I think I wore leggings to work once last year, but it was with a dress, cardigan, and boots. I work in a casual environment, so leggings worn appropriately are ok.
     
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    We also had to address the leggings issue in our school dress code. We had a few problems in the upper grades, and more in the lower grades. It's not a huge deal when they're in K, but when they start to get into 3rd and 4th grade it become more of an issue. We had a hard time wording it, though--how do you nicely say in an official document that your shirt needs to cover your backside?
     
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    Czacza, I love that flow chart!!!

    Ms I, I couldn't agree more!
     
  36. Learner4Life

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    AHHH I asked the question and then went to visit my brother and missed all the laughter!!!!

    The dress that I bought that brought up the question is fine. It goes down to my knees but hikes up when I bend over inappropriately... which is what I did in my own home behind closed doors and my husband freaked! I'm certain that if I make sure I act like a lady, there will be no problem! HA HA
     
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    I wear "skinny" black pants with my tunics and short dresses.

    I wear tights as pants at home.

    The rest of my dresses and skirts are appropriate without tights.
     

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