Yoga pants are a popular fashion trend and it seems like you either have to love them or hate them. The pants are so tight fitting that some people have a hard time looking at them and many even call them offensive. One school in North Dakota has decided to ban the pants in order to keep from distracting the students and staff.
Devil’s Lake High School in North Dakota hasn’t just banned yoga pants, the school is also forbidding girls from wearing any tight-fitting pants to school. This includes tight sweat pants, jeggings, skinny jeans and leggings.
The school officials say that the tight pants are making it hard for students and teachers to focus on class work.
Students aren’t happy about the new rule but some understand why it was made. According to one student, some girls take skinny jeans and yoga pants to the extreme and wear them very tightly.
“In some cases, there will be young male teachers and they can’t tell you, of course, what you’re wearing is distracting,” said senior Mariah Fixen. “So they have to get a female teacher to tell you.”
Fixen also said that a lot of students like to wear the yoga pants and are not happy with the new dress code.
“That’s what everybody wears,” she said of the stretchy pants. “That’s they’re whole wardrobe. So basically, sweatpants every day is what (administrators are) really asking for now.”
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Another student said that the new rule will make it hard for students to find clothing that is comfortable and stylish and said that some will even have to buy new clothes as a result of the new rule.
Other students felt that the school should be concerned with more serious issues such as bullying, and said students should be allowed to wear what they want to class.
“Especially when there’s bullying and all that stuff that they’re not taking seriously, like online stuff, people tweeting about each other,” said senior Taylor Gilbertson. “They should be focusing more on that than yoga pants and dumb stuff like that. We should be able to wear what we want.”
Parents seems to agree with the students and don't understand why the school is making such a big deal out of the pants.
“The boys should be able to control themselves (and) the girls should be able to wear the leggings and the jeggings and the skorts,” said one parent. “When I was in high school, we wore a little bit more provocative clothing than what they do now.”
Yoga pants are a popular fashion trend and many people enjoy wearing them. Do you think the school was right to ban the pants and will more schools do the same?