Is this Dress Really Too Revealing?


Shoulders are the next most tempting body part after knees and elbows. Thank goodness for Lone Peak High School, in Utah, making this girl cover them up. Things could have gotten a little out of control if Gabi Finlayson had not worn a coat.

Last Saturday, Gabi was headed to a school dance. When she walked in a teacher told her, and three other girls, she needed to wear a shawl or coat. Gabi was quite upset because she bought the dress in Paris while there with her mother.

The school’s dress code says this about girl’s formal attire:

“Formals, backless dresses and/or tops may not extend beyond the bottom of the shoulder blades. Girls’ dresses and tops must have a 2″ minimum strap on each shoulder. Shawls, boleros and other shrugs are acceptable if worn over the dress at all times. Cleavage covered.”

“Somehow my shoulders are sexualized,” she told TV station KUTV, “Like it’s my responsibility to make sure the boys’ thoughts are not unclean. Maybe instead of teaching girls they should cover themselves up, we should be teaching boys that we’re not just sex objects that you can look at and derive pleasure.”

Where do we draw the line? When do schools stop worrying so much about shoulders and start worrying about shaming these girls? What do you think?


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