“Excuse me, but what you are wearing is inappropriate.” That is what I was told during my many years of attending Catholic school till the 12th grade. Now what my attire consisted of most of these times where yoga pants or leggings and a simple tee. I did not always wear those kinds of pants seeing that we had uniform skirts to wear that must be only 3 inches above the knee. There were only few chances to come out of uniform. But, that is besides my point. While I thought it was okay to wear comfortable clothes that did indeed cover pretty much all of skin, my school authorities thought otherwise. I understand the rules that contribute to having productive learning environment, but I can never fully agree with the dress code. With the dress code, it wanted to avoid tight clothing or attire that revealed too much, whatever that exactly means. We were basically being told what to wear because as teenagers, school authorities could not trust us to pick out our own clothing accordingly. Now Perhaps I told you these dress codes that were essentially assigned to “everyone” in the school were not exactly directed to “everyone.” They must have only applied to those with curves. It was one of those invisible rules that were not said but obviously thought.
I have hips, big breast, and a lot of thighs. This must be why over and over I was called out, whether if it was hush to the side or announced loudly. While I tried not to let it get me to much, I can say it did spark much insecurities within my own body. After looking around I noticed many females wearing the same yoga pants and leggings, except they were skinny, slender, and without all these “forbidden curves.” Were my curves too much? Or is our society brainwashed to believe curves are over-sexualized and therefore ‘too much?” Regardless I still wore my leggings and yoga pants because I refused to be told no to what my body felt comfortable in. I did not do it to show off my sexuality as I have heard and been told. Many women all over the world are judged, objectified and just blatantly pointed out because of there own curves and everyone else’s opinions of them. All in all there needs to be a change to the minds that impose on others there perspective of how much curves are too much.