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- Shirts must have a collar
- Shirts must be of a specified color, depending on the school
- Shirts cannot have any characters or logos on them of any type.
- Pants/shorts must be of a certain length.
- Belts are required.
- Shirts must be tucked in
- Pants must be of a specified color, depending on the school
- Girls can wear skirts/jumpers/dresses of coordinating color
- No light-up or character shoes.
How do I feel about it? Some days I love it and others I hate it.
- Easy to pick out what to wear the next day
- No peer pressure (or greatly reduced) based on clothing at school
- Uniforms can be found easily at consignment shops or swapped among classmates when outgrown.
- No need to have more than 5 pairs of pants - can wash each week without fear of "wearing the same thing" boredom
- Don't have to buy as many play clothes
- Typically don't worry about them not adhering to length/exposure guidelines of the dress code
- Help identify intruders in the school
- Helps reduce gang affiliation in school, as gangs are often identified by clothing color.
- All pieces match, so you get more outfits out of fewer pieces
- Still have to buy play clothes because they a.) don't want to wear uniforms after school and b.) they still need clothes for the weekend.
- Cannot express their individuality in their clothes
- Must make sure they are cleaned each weekend because they cannot go to school in anything else
So what do you think? Do your kids wear uniforms? Did you?