BYU-Idaho Bans (then Un-Bans) Skinny Jeans
BYU Idaho Skinny Jeans Ban
BYU-Idaho, affiliated with Utah's Brigham Young University, has banned skinny jeans. Yes, the fashion staple now joins flip-flops and shorts on the BU-Idaho no-no list. [Update: in a Facebook post, BYU-Idaho has distanced itself from the skinny jeans ban. Wear skinny jeans at will, BYU-Idaho students!]
BYU-Idaho is a private college owned and operated by the LDS Church.
First they come for the skinny jeans, then they come for the fixies. You have been warned. We'd love to check out the link to the Honor Code (of which the dress code is a part) in teh BYU-Idaho student handbook, but they couldn't quite get it to work.
Wait, here we go...
"Clothing is to be modest in fabric, fit, length, and style. It should also be appropriate for the occasion. Men and women’s dress should be reflective of their gender, and excessive or extreme styles should be avoided. For women, wardrobe selection should reflect modesty and femininity appropriate for a Latter-day Saint woman. For men, clothing should reflect good taste and masculinity appropriate for a priesthood bearer."
No "extreme" fashions or hairstyles. This means that no member of The Strokes is allowed to set foot on BYU-Idaho's campus. Sorry, Julian.
No beards for men, and no piercings. Combined with the skinny jeans ban, BYU-Idaho clearly doesn't want any male students from Portland.
But are skinny jeans the gateway style to more scandalous attire, or a legitimate clothing option with a bad rap?
“Skinny jeans are really form-fitting, like jeggings, which are technically leggings,” said BYU-Idaho student Rachel Taylor. “They show a lot of curves.”
Ah, but skinny jeans are not jeggings.