AHH!!!!! School dress codes - need help (PIOG) *UPDATE in red
My girls' elementary school have school uniforms. The tops must be collared green, white, or black tops with no logos. The bottoms must be black or khaki color and it doesn't have to be specific clothes. We've never had a problem. My oldest was able to wear basketball shorts and very loose leggings. She has had issues with fabrics since she was in kindergarten and can't stand to wear jeans or any other rougher fabric than cotton. She needs to be able to move freely. She is very conservative with the way she dresses. Shorts must go down to her knees (mid-thigh is WAY too short for her) and tops can't go too low.
Now, she is in middle school and doesn't have uniforms but they have a dress code. She is very athletic and tends to lean towards athletic wear type of clothes but going into middle school, she wants to try a little more "cute" clothes. She bought a maxi skirt that she likes. She still has her basketball shorts but it doesn't go with her cute shirts. She does have plenty of regular t-shirts but, again, she wants to dress a little cute.
Anyway, we go shopping for bottoms (shorts or pants) to go with her shirts and we cannot find ANYTHING except jean shorts. She really really tried to like them and tried on a few but, nope, she couldn't do it. Well, I suggested cutting one of her leggings into shorts. Her leggings are not tight...they are usually 1-2 sizes bigger so that it's loose. Well, she was told she couldn't wear leggings to school. They said it was not allowed.
SERIOUSLY???? On the first day of school, I saw girls with the tightest jeans and jean shorts on but she can't wear loose leggings???
I'm waiting for one of the vice principals to call me back to clarify this. If she absolutely cannot wear anything that looks like leggings, I don't know what we are going to do. The stores are not selling anything but short skirts and jean bottoms.
I want to cry for my daughter because though it may seem like a issue she just needs to get over, it's something she has a really hard time with and always have. She is not just being difficult....it's like it gives her anxiety and she begins thinking about her clothes instead of school.
Except for long skirts, what else can she wear??? Anyone know of anyting I can get her?
UPDATE: Well, I went through 2 different admininstrative assistants and was told that one of the vice principals would call me back but they never did. When I went to pick up my daughter from the afterschool program, one happened to be there (whew!!). I talked to her and, at first, she was saying "NO leggings" as well. When I explained that my daughter should be a size 10-12 but beause she like them loose, she wears a size 14-16 so they are not fitting at all. I also explained that she is very modest and conservative with her clothes and often wears athletic gear. She was still trying to be a little tough but when I was able to talk to her more about how she dresses, she understood and said that loose leggings are okay. WHEW!!!! Saved me a ton of money, time, and stress trying to find bottoms that are comfortable to her.