Leggings at DHS
Each generation brings different trends. The 80s brought legwarmers, the 70s brought floral pattern, and the 60s brought us tie-dye. Some generations bring back trends as well. And the trend that is appearing back in today’s youth is leggings.
Some people call them “yoga pants”. They are form fitting pants that allow someone to move more then they could in pants. They have different styles such as the kind that are closer to looking like tights, but are not able to be seen through and fit more to the body even to the bottom of them. There are also the kind that are more called yoga pants that have thicker fabric and fit to the body as well, but more in the style of pants, especially when you reach the bottom of them. They are greatly used by dancers. Many girls wear leggings as a fashion statement to match the outfit or the look they are going for. Other girls wear it for comfort as a better alternative to tight pants. It gives a more relaxing feel to high school that girls want every so often. Many girls love the days they get to relax and just put on a pair of leggings.
Around the country, there is a new policy going around schools where leggings are being banned. It has been said that wearing “yoga pants” or leggings are distracting to the learning environment. Some leggings can be very thin and may reveal undergarments and this may upset some people.
Dixon High has yet to hear of any official word of this rule coming into action, but there have been rumors of there being a thought of it. Many girls do not like this idea. The thought of this becoming a new rule was shocking to many people as well since DHS is a public school after all. Hopefully our principal and staff realize that leggings are worn and enjoyed by many girls at DHS and that they are not harmful to our education.