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Thursday, December 8, 2011

"The Spirit Will Tell You Whether What You Are Wearing Is Appropriate or Not.”

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM

In case you haven't been following the story over the past couple days, almost a decade after they first became a widely popular style, the Mormons have formulated a reaction to skinny jeans! Annnnd.... they don't like 'em!

Some at Brigham Young University-Idaho, a Mormon school, say skinny jeans are too risqué for campus wear: students wearing the hip-hugging pants have recently been refused service at the school’s Test Center.

The department posted a sign that read “No Skinny Jeans,” and turned away several students who were wearing tight-fitting pants last week... The No Skinny Jeans sign, however, was a watered-down version of a series of anti-skinny jeans flyers the center had posted since last month, according to the Scroll.

In November, a sign posted on the center’s door warned potential violators of the dress code to wear looser pants: “If your pants are tight enough to see the shape of your leg, your pants are too tight,” it read.

The center later decided that sign was too harsh, so employees posted a lighter admonition instead: “If you don’t understand the Dress and Grooming standards, we invite you to go to the Lord ‘and ask in faith, nothing wavering’ for approval of the clothing you wear. The Spirit will tell you whether what you are wearing is appropriate or not.”

I don't know what a "test center" is, but it sounds like something that's probably pretty important for students to have access to, and it's these test center folks that seem to be the rogue ringleaders of this belated campaign. The school itself merely abides by the “For the Strength of Youth” guidelines for all young people, which could be interpreted to forbids just about anything: “Immodest clothing includes short shorts and skirts, tight clothing, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and other revealing attire. Young women should wear clothing that covers the shoulder and avoid clothing that is low-cut in the front or the back or revealing in any other manner.” Sounds like somebody knows how to party.

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