Cape Cod Academy senior, M.J. Dean, is photographed in front of the school's sign in Osterville, Mass Tuesday, Sept. 7. 2004. The t-shirt and cargo pants he wears are now no longer legal under the school's new dress code. (AP Photo/ Julia Cumes)
CHICAGO - It's the latest trend in fall fashion: Workers and students who dress down or show too much skin are being told to button up.
Tired of staff members who they see as pushing the limits of professionalism and good taste, a growing number of employers are issuing lengthy dress codes, some with photos to illustrate the do's and don'ts. More schools also are getting stricter about student attire.
This is an encouraging sign in my opinion. Even though I work in an engineering setting where most people are male and dressed for the "Dilbert Fashion Show," there are yet people who consistently push the boundaries of modesty and good taste.
(very surprised to see Target doing this....makes me wonder if the new dress code is really for this purpose, to be honest)