North Carolina school system proposes ban on skinny jeans

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system’s proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants is drawing a flood of opposition from students and parents.

Local media outlets report that the New Hanover County School System is considering a policy that prohibits all students from wearing leggings, skinny jeans and “any other excessively tight fitting pants” unless worn with a top or dress that “must cover the posterior in its entirety.”

School Board Vice Chairwoman Jeannette Nichols said the proposal was developed after some “bigger girls” were being bullied because of their tight jeans.

On social media sites, one parent accused the school board of body shaming, while a student asked whether the board would buy her a new wardrobe.

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