Post # 1
Darling Husband and I have been having a debate over short dresses/shorts. I used to wear them all spring and summer long, but I’m an elementary substitute teacher. Last year during my student teaching, I ran into some of my students when I was in a short, revealing dress – it was horrible. So I decided because of my profession that certain clothing is not appropriate to wear if it’s possible that I will run into my students. Darling Husband says that I’m being completely ridiculous since I’m still young – I’m only 23.
What do you bees think? What’s appropriate and what’s not? If you have children, how would you feel if you ran into their young teacher somewhere and she was wearing a short dress or short shorts?
Post # 3
I am with your Darling Husband, wear what you want. You might see your students is not a reason to dress business casual everywhere you go.
Post # 4
legs are ok to show, I would be uncomfortable seeing students with crazy cleavage.
I think this is ok:
But probably wouldnt wear something like this where you might see the kiddos
Post # 5
I’m 24 and this is my motto:
As well as if I can’t bend over in it without showing my goods, I’m not wearing it. EVER.
Post # 6
Wear what you want. You are so young – you shouldn’t have to worry about running into students. If you do, and it’s a weekend, and you’re in a summer dress walking around – it’s YOUR time off! You don’t dress that way at work. It’s ridiculous for you to have to change the way you dress 100% of the time.
Post # 7
I’m a teacher, and I’m sorry, but outside of work, I’m wearing whatever the heck I want.
Post # 8
I know teachers who wear short dresses to work (not minis, but you dont have to be a nun to teach!), and on your time off, it’s your time off, wear pasties if you want.
Post # 9
I agree with your Darling Husband.
Post # 10
@MargaritaVille: haha this is hilarious!!!
Post # 11
As long as you dont risk indecent exsposure charges for your outfit, you are an adult and can dress how you like on your time off.
Post # 12
@dayl20: You shouldn’t feel obligated to dress a certain way outside of work. Making sure skirts aren’t too shirt at work is tough enough for me at least.
Post # 13
@dayl20: I don’t know how summer heat is where YOU live, but where I live we hit triple digits consistenly all summer long…I’d love to wear adorable, coordinating and classy summer outfits, but when it is SO damn hot, you tend to wear as little as possible just so you can run to Wal-Mart without dying of heatstroke. I wear the same pair of awful Hollister denim shorts and a tank top alllllllll summer long.
Post # 14
@klhubb: And just for clarification, you can wear whatever YOU want.Tthis is just my personal motto. Sometimes I wish I felt more comfortable, but even bikinis at the beach/pool (I am very blessed with a great metabolism) make me feel awkward.
Post # 15
Thanks, bees! Since I am so young, I definitely want to wear the stuff (although I don’t do the mini-skirts or the SUPER short shorts anymore). I just hated getting what felt like a death glare from my student’s mother. The only time I’ve felt awkward is when I run into students or other teachers.