Are Strapless Prom Dresses Too Revealing? [VIDEO/POLL]
The principal of a New Jersey middle school calls strapless prom dresses ‘distracting’ and has banned students from wearing them to spring formal. Do you agree?
Readington Middle School in New Jersey has banned girls from wearing strapless dresses to a formal dance, according to ABCNews.com. School principal Sharon Moffat told one 8th grader’s mother that the shoulder baring frocks are ‘age inappropriate’
In a school letter regarding 8th grade formal, Moffat writes:
“Young gentleman are encouraged to wear collared shirts and trousers. Young ladies should wear a skirt, dress with straps or a dressy pants outfit.”
50-year old Charlotte Nijenhuis, from Whitehouse Station, N.J., has a daughter in 8th grade at Readington feels the labeling of strapless dresses as a ‘distraction’ is a sexist comment.
Many other parents agree with Nijenhuis, but the superintendent of schools in Readington Township has sided with the principal’s decision.