|Picture from the 7Days article discussing|
the school drop off dress code
A colleague and I often joke about this as there are some really attractive moms here. There are moms from all over the world living in Dubai, and they dress in many different ways. And yes, there are a few that I have even done a double take on as I venture off to work in my "corporate uniform". Sometimes its a wow, she looks great. Other times its a wow, I can't believe she wore that!
I totally agree with dressing for the occasion, and while the school run is not what I consider an occasion, I do respect that I live in a place that is not always so casual in it's dress code.
Despite the tolerance here, and probably well over 90% of the families coming from elsewhere at my son's school, there are times I have made a conscious choice to modify something. However, I think I own some dresses in the figure above. I am sure I have a sundress like the one on the left of the picture. The others just really aren't my style. Although the second one could be going to the gym, and that could be me and many other moms on certain mornings.
Thankfully, I have no Captain America t-shrits that shows my stomach. Phew.
I do have skirts and wear a lot of them. Some above the knee, and a few below the knee. When I wear the ones below the knee, people keep looking at my stomach to see if I am pregnant! No one looks at anything when it is a short skirt.
I am not any of the three with straps. My shoulders never offend because I am always so cold from the massive amounts of climate control here. I would not be able to tolerate wearing those without a sweater or shawl.
But in all seriousness, as I've mentioned in other posts about the dress code question before, I get it. My main problem with this particular discussion is that it is all about women. There is no dress code mentioned for men.
I have seen some dads at drop off that made me think wow, I can't believe he wore that. Most are heading to work in their standard pants, shirt and ties. Some in shorts, and that is okay too. But there have been a few that look like they just rolled out of bed. I have nothing against rolling out of bed. I mean, haven't we all just done pretty much exactly that to rush to get our kids to school on time?
My first request would be can we please ask the dads not to drop their kids off in boxer shorts? Or shorts that look like boxer shorts? It is just inappropriate and way more offensive than a sundress.
Here is the 7 Days article