Brigham Young University, the Idaho campus of the Mormon college, has forbidden their students from wearing skinny jeans. In fact, the college is so against the form-fitting pants that one student was actually denied entrance to a testing center because she was wearing them. As the student tells it: “I got in line and the guy said that I couldn’t take a test because my pants were too tight. I thought he was joking at first. I’d never gotten a warning."
The new policy hasn't come as a shock to BYU students (the university also has a strict no shorts or flip-flops rule), but they're miffed by it nonetheless. One student commented to the school newspaper, "This school is crazy."
This school is crazy. I think if I went to a college that banned skinny jeans, I'd just drop out and live the rest of my life degree-less. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Perhaps I'm being a tad hyperbolic, but you will find no bigger advocate of skinny jeans than me. I'm obsessed. And contrary to what some think, they're much more slimming than boxy, bulky "regular jeans." Also, they look good on everyone. Seriously. All it takes is finding the right brand. But we're not talking about how awesome skinny jeans are right now, we're talking about how insane BYU is to ban them.
That's pretty much all that's sold these days. At least in the stores where college students shop. Not to mention, they're really affordable -- much cheaper than jean jeans. Telling students they're not allowed to wear them is both inconvenient and expensive.
And let's get real for a minute here. Are skinny jeans, pants, jeggings, whatever really all that sexy? I mean, yes, I know they're tight, but they're not revealing anything. A thin white, button-down shirt could technically be more revealing than them.
I hope the kiddies at BYU revolt. Do the right thing. Fight the good fight. Get skinny jeans back into the university! They may be able to take away their shorts and flip-flops, but they can't take away their freedom!
What do you think of this policy?
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