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Old 12-08-2023, 02:55 PM
 
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
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Old 12-08-2023, 02:57 PM
 
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
Private or public? My children could roll out of bed and go to school. The 'style' is much more lax. Which is fine with me.....Less money I'm paying for clothes! LOL
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Old 12-08-2023, 03:00 PM
 
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I graduated in 75. I'm female. Even in Junior high, we were allowed to wear slacks, jeans and shorts.
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Old 12-08-2023, 03:01 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I passed by the Catholic High School near us as they were getting out yesterday. They wear uniforms Mondays-Thursdays, and I was amazed at how short some of the girls skirts were. I looked it up on their website:

Uniform bottoms include several styles of khaki and navy-blue pants, shorts, skirts and skorts.
• Any combination of orange or navy uniform shirt and khaki or navy uniform bottoms are permitted.
• Uniform shorts, skorts and skirts should fall mid-thigh or longer.

When I was in school a skirt at mid-thigh would get a girl sent home. Times change.
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Old 12-08-2023, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
I'm the same age as you. I wore jeans and T shirts. Girls couldn't wear pants until about 1970.
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Old 12-08-2023, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I graduated in 75. I'm female. Even in Junior high, we were allowed to wear slacks, jeans and shorts.
Might depend on your part of the country, but 10 years before that the girls had to wear dresses/skirts (don't know about hosiery), and they were subject to being checked for being too short. I think the criterion was that if the girl kneeled, the hem had to touch the surface she was kneeling on. No shorts or pants for girls.

Boys generally wore jeans or slacks with button-up shirts or golf shirts, and regular leather shoes.

By the time I got to college, it wasn't much different except skirt lengths had shortened considerably - must not been an upper limit. Girls had to wear skirts or dresses, but could wear pants on the weekends. They also had to sign in and out of their dorms and had to be in by 10 on weekdays, and I think midnight on the weekends, unless there was some sort of special even like an out of town ballgame.

The guys typically wore slacks and button-up shirts, but as far as I know they could have worn jeans if they wanted to but it just wasn't fashionable then.

Kids and college students generally did their best on appearance, in contrast to many nowadays.
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Old 12-08-2023, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I passed by the Catholic High School near us as they were getting out yesterday. They wear uniforms Mondays-Thursdays, and I was amazed at how short some of the girls skirts were. I looked it up on their website:

Uniform bottoms include several styles of khaki and navy-blue pants, shorts, skirts and skorts.
• Any combination of orange or navy uniform shirt and khaki or navy uniform bottoms are permitted.
• Uniform shorts, skorts and skirts should fall mid-thigh or longer.

When I was in school a skirt at mid-thigh would get a girl sent home. Times change.
True, but it probably wouldn't have been an issue then until the administration made it an issue. Everybody wants to break rules.
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Old 12-08-2023, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)
That's interesting. Was that in a public school in a poor or working class area?

In 1970 some middle-class 6th grade girls at my public elementary school in NJ within sight of NYC held an organized rebellion with their Moms against the dress code requiring skirts/dresses for girls. The principal relented after he sent the girls home and they returned with their PTA mover-shaker Moms.

I am sure I wore sneakers every day to public school as soon as I was old enough to complain about wearing "shoes" to school, probably 4th grade at the latest. We boys would give each other "flat tires" for fun. LOL I just realized how cheaply made they must have been, back then.
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Old 12-08-2023, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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I went to private school and we were required to wear uniforms, but we rolled up our skirts and rolled them down for length checks. lol
We were also required to wear a bra… the nuns would run a finger down your back to check for a bra when we entered home room each morning. (I graduated HS in 2007)
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Old 12-08-2023, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I graduated High School in 1973 in NYC.
Dress Code for girls - dresses/skirts (not too short), stockings, low heeled shoes (no sandels)
Dress Code for boys - collared shirts, slacks, loafers (no sneakers)

Today's High Schoolers wear jeans, sweatpants, sweatshirts, crocs, flip flops, sneakers, flannel pajama pants, tee shirts, backpacks. All are on their cell phones.
But what is your point?
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