Principal Tells Students Not To Wear Leggings Unless A Size 0 Or 2

Principal Tells Students Not To Wear Leggings Unless A Size 0 Or 2
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Back-to-School Fashion Tips From Your Principal

August 25th, 2017 – No pushing in the hallways, be nice to you fellow classmates, have a good year, etc. This is typical fodder for Back-to-School assemblies. But Stratford High School Principal Heather Taylor shocked 9th and 10th grade female students this week by asking them not to wear leggings if they were above a size 2.

“I’ve told you this before, I’m going to tell you this now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, even though you’re not fat, you look fat,” Taylor said on a recording which was aired on WCBD News 2 in Charleston, SC.


The school’s dress code does state that “leggings, tights, yoga pants and spandex must be worn under clothing that cover to mid-thigh,” but Taylor added her own thoughts about size restrictions.

The high school located in Goose Creek, a town just north of Charleston, became a firestorm of local outrage for the “body-shaming.”

Students initially informed parents of the principal’s words, and parent Lacy Thompson-Harper contacted Taylor. Thompson-Harper said:

“Body shaming teenage girls is uncalled for, inappropriate and unprofessional. When I spoke with her, she talked around the issue, and made excuse after excuse, effectively calling all of the students liars.”

Some took to social media to call for the principal’s firing:

Stratford High sophomore Allison Veazey, in her interview with WCBD, said:

“I’m not a size zero, and I kind of felt targeted because of my size. It was really hurtful because I felt like my size made me look, you know, disgusting towards someone in the clothes that I wear.”

According to The Huffington Post, Principal Taylor did apologize to students:

“My intention was not to hurt or offend any of my students in any way,” Taylor wrote in the statement, provided to HuffPost by Stratford High. “I assured them all that I am one of their biggest fans and invested in their success. After speaking with our students and receiving their support, I am confident that, together, we are ready to move forward and have a wonderful year. Stratford High is a very caring community, and I want to thank all of our parents and students who have offered their support to me and provided me with an opportunity to directly address their concern. I am very proud to be a Stratford Knight.”

But many wondered if the damage was already done to adolescents struggling with positive body image. Leggings are having a rough year in the news. Back in March, two teenage girls were banned from a United Airlines flight for wearing leggings.

Do you think Principal Taylor overstepped her boundaries in issuing fashion-sized advice to teens? Funny or Offensive? Vote and comment now…

 

80 thoughts on “Principal Tells Students Not To Wear Leggings Unless A Size 0 Or 2

  1. I love these type of posts. One side who does not like something rants about it. They never give the full context of the conversation or any of the reasons behind it.

  2. So you are a fashionista ? With your degree in education and you have the right to tell people how to dress? Get a life, maybe do something outside of your ‘work’ and maybe grow a heart as well.

    People are already judged every day, you should actually be an example vs riding the ‘liberal’ train. Shame on you, especially in your position of ‘accepting’ everyone. I said it…boo hoo

  3. The problem is with leggings is that when you are a larger size and try wearing something tight you stretch it out of its shape and quite often I have seen bigger girls with their undies showing through the leggings which are now see through. Not a good look for any age group. In any case I think if you have lumps and bumps floaty clothing makes you look thinner than tight fitting clothes which show every lump and bump make you look fatter. Unless you are proud of your lumps and bumps in some way and wish to show them off but there’s a place and time to do that and school isn’t it. In this instance dress appropriately for the occasion. Revealing clothes should not be allowed in school certainly not see through leggings.

    1. Lol what a stupid comment… it’s not body shaming it’s telling it how it is. I am a bigger lady and would never ever wear see through leggings that to me is disgusting… whatever your size… and revealing clothes at school is just inappropriate. Nothing I have said is untrue. School is about learning about the world and the harsh reality about the world… harsh reality is see through clothes that show your thong, don’t look good on anybody… they look tacky… class is harder to pull off when you are bigger and leggings need to be picked more carefully when you are bigger… it’s just a fact.

  4. She’s telling you so you can save face, no one wants to see you in leggings if you look liked a loaf of bologna wrapped in pantyhose. Clearly you’re a fat ho and can’t handle the fact reality dictates people gonna make fun of you if you wear that shit, it’ll start fights and drama, and her job as principal is to deter that.

  5. Please fire her and never let her work again. It shouldn’t matter what size you are. Yea it’s a bit revealing but I mean you shouldn’t allow someone to wear something just because they are skinnier.

    1. Alexandra Marie Bagnara She’s telling you so you can save face, no one wants to see you in leggings if you look liked a loaf of bologna wrapped in pantyhose. Clearly you’re a fat ho and can’t handle the fact reality dictates people gonna make fun of you if you wear that shit, it’ll start fights and drama, and her job as principal is to deter that.

  6. Just ban tights on the dress code! No body shaming necessary! This announcement could have been handled more gracefully. Unfortunately schools have hired idiots due to budget cuts.

  7. Leggings are not pants. I think they should be banned at being worn as such in our schools. Unless worn as an undergarment. Parents that allow their child to wear these as such are poor parents.

    1. Obvious these are the ones that see no problem with letting young women wear leggings as pants . parents should teach their kids how to dress and what’s appropriate but some kids have hood rats for moms though

  8. School is for learning not a fashion show. Kids should not have opinion on this. When we give kids an inch they want a mile cause they think they are entitled to it. Until you are 18 you are entitled to the basics. A child’s opinion means squat. Shut up. Do your chores and homework. Honor your parents Obey the rules. Lol. Like that will happen. Kids today think they are entitled to everything. Our new hires at my job think they know everything and if the work is hard they quit. Kids today are lazy PlayStation idiots.

    1. Lol you sound like such a dumb fuck. Just because a girl wants to wear form fitting clothing doesn’t mean that kids are entitled. My parents didn’t give a fuck that I wore tight black pants to school because like all the other kids there, I was there to get an education not to be judged about what I’m comfortable in and not to sit and stare at asses and “camel toes” all day.

  9. Maybe nasty ass parents shouldn’t let their little girls where such body revealing clothing. Doesn’t matter what age you are, what gender you are, what nationality you are. When rolls come out the top, it doesn’t fit. Suck it up. Wear clothing appropriate to the amount of fat exposed. You don’t see guys with big dicks let their chub hang out do ya? So why wear something that shows a camel toe because it’s WAAAAAY too small and tight. Same goes with the shirts. Save the skankfits for the club when they’re older. Goes for guys and gals.

    1. Lol. No they shouldn’t. And if they didn’t, we would live in a perfect world right? Since we don’t, kids will still wear clothing that parents don’t approve of. Parents will complain about it as per usual. And now, with the parenting generation we have now, the kids will be able to do whatever they want with 100% parent approval.

    1. Im kinda with you on this.
      I dont often wear leggings unless under a long top or dress… But stopped wearing them casually because i saw how terrible other people look in them. They most certainly shouldnt be appropriate as “pants” in highschool! No wayyyy.

  10. Someone is going to have to break it to this woman, unless you’re under the age of 8, or your name is Matilda..that haircut is not for you. You are a grown up.

    1. Size O’s are just for really slender girls that generally dont have wide hips.
      Mostly younger girls, 12-25 maybe some mature women could be exceptionally small.
      I was a 0-1 until i was 24 and had my first child. Now…4 babies later im a 3-5 … I really think it has a lot to do with a girls hips and how pants fit. I dont have wide hips at all.
      Being a 0-2 or a 20 doesn’t matter… Just as long as your clothing fits!

  11. Everyone is different in sizes, shapes, height, etc so u may b a 0-2 but that’s because u don’t eat so who are u to judge and say what others should wear sometimes a person’s weight has to do with meds. they are on so u need to keep your little comments to yourself how do u know that the person you called fat won’t have to get u out of a burning car or house or an accident etc. So watch how u judge because u never know when u will need that day person and GOD doesn’t like ugly he punishes you for that

    1. You just made such a hypocritical statement.
      Dont judge a persons size….
      But if you’re a size 0-2 its because you dont eat???
      What the fuck is that???
      Sounds like JUDGEMENT to me.

  12. What I put up last time I saw it:

    Well, sometimes it is true.

    For it to be non-personal, look to discussions on the size of the pattern needed on a curtain vs. the size of the window or room. If the pattern “dwarfs the room”, then the curtains look too big for the space. You can choose a pattern that makes you look bigger than you are.

    Also, it’s better to make sure that the leggings fit on the looser side–the more the print stretches, the more you look like you outgrew it.

    But there is no way that leggings make a size 6 look like a size 20, and if you are a 20, and choose carefully, you can look smaller than your size. You just won’t look like a 2 as a 20, and those who don’t like bigger than a 2 in them will be assholes about it.

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