The dress Gabi Finlayson is wearing in this photo actually got her in trouble during a school dance. When the 15-year-old walked inside the Lone Peak High School bash in Utah, a rep from the school told her she had way too much going on.
Apparently, the calf-length, sleeveless dress Gabi wore violated the school's dress code. "She said, 'Would you mind putting on a shawl?' I didn't want to make a big scene so I said, yes. I had a coat in the car so I had to go back and get it," the teen told KUTV.
"Somehow my shoulders are sexualized," Gabi said, adding that the whole situation embarrassed her and made her angry. "Like it's my responsibility to make sure the boys' thoughts are not unclean."
The principal of the school, Rhonda Bromley, said students were made aware of the dress code for formal events, which says, "Formals, backless dresses and/or tops may not extend beyond the bottom of the shoulder blades. Girls' dresses and tops must have a 2″ minimum strap on each shoulder. Shawls, boleros and other shrugs are acceptable if worn over the dress at all times. Cleavage covered."
Gabi said she considered the dress, which was bought in Paris, to be reminiscent of something her idol Audrey Hepburn would wear. More than that, she felt it fell within the guidelines.
"Maybe instead of teaching girls they should cover themselves up, we should be teaching boys that we're not just sex objects that you can look at and derive pleasure," she continued.
What do you think? This dress looks pretty conservative to us. Did the school overreact? Tell us what you think in the comments!
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