Parents Warned Not to Wear Short Skirts When Taking Kids to School | 22 Words

A school has come under fire this week for its somewhat problematic dress-code for parents picking up their children...

Because, according to them, some parents were dressing a little inappropriately for the school run.

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Scroll on to hear what they had to say...

Now, most of us will agree that the school run isn't exactly a fashion show.

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For most parents, it's simply a case of getting their children to school on time so, of course, there's little time to strategically plan an outfit.

Comfy jeans, mix-matched socks, oversized coats...

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That's the usual look for the school run, isn't it?

Though, of course, parents can wear whatever they like when dropping their children off...

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Because as long as the child is in the classroom on time, what does it matter?

Well, one school has evidently found a problem with their parents' fashion choices while picking up their kids...

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And, as a result, put down a list of new clothing rules for them to abide by in the future.

Of course, parents were outraged upon reading the list...

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The letter, which was titled "Playground Etiquette" asks all parents to make more of an effort to dress appropriately for pick-ups and drops at Seymour Primary in West Sussex, United Kingdom.

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​It said:

"Wearing clothes that are too skimpy or for other times of the day is not setting a good example."

Co-principals Carol Collins and Emma Eardley said on their request:

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"In response to increasing numbers of parents wearing pajamas and, at times revealing clothing that looked like underwear, the school issued a note asking parents to consider dressing more appropriately."​

"Whilst well-intended as guidance, the school acknowledges the wording could have been less prescriptive."​

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One parent from the school defended the decision, saying:

"I've seen mums in dressing gowns and slippers, and one wearing a see-through mini skirt and crop top on a cold, spring day β€” you could literally see everything. Not to be outdone, another mum was showing such a full cleavage in a V-neck top that nobody knew where to look."

"Parents need to show a good example on standards of dress."

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What do you think? Should parents be watching what they wear at the school gates? Or does it simply not matter?