Dress code may be severe, but could be worse

Katie Cashman, staff writer

Let’s face it, BSM has a fairly strict dress code––nothing above the knee, shirts covering your shoulders, no ripped jeans or inappropriate t-shirts, and now no yoga pants without long shirts. Though some students would prefer that our school simply implement a uniform, I don’t see a problem with the dress code, and therefore, I completely oppose a school uniform policy.

Not having a uniform makes BSM unique, while most Catholic schools have a plaid skirt, white blouse look, making everyone look the same, while we are lucky to be able to express creativity and individuality through our style.

I have never had a uniform as I had attended public school until seventh grade, so maybe picking out my own outfits is just what I’m used to, but I have found that other students who used to wear uniforms agree with me. It’s more comfortable to wear the clothes that you want to wear––not something the school has picked out for you.

It’s fun for me to wake up and think about what I will wear that day; I legitimately enjoy picking out outfits for school. Wearing a crazy shirt or a new pair of shoes I bought the previous weekend can get me excited for the day. In the spring it’s fun to wear color, and in the winter, boots and a sweater. I’d rather this privilege wasn’t taken away from me.

I like the idea of a professional looking student body that’s not too trashy or scandalous, but do we all want to look the same as we walk through the halls? As nice as it would be to wear shorts and tank tops in the spring and fall, our dress code does keep everyone looking respectable.

Stop crying about the dress code and be happy we don’t have a uniform.