CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several employees of a Massachusetts Whole Foods supermarket who wore Black Lives Matter face coverings were told by management to remove them or go home, some of the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore restaurant issued an apology Monday after video showed a Black woman and her son being denied service because of the boy's clothes while a white child dressed a...
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Chartreuse-and-magenta hair in high school? Fine. Fake nails in middle school? No.
Personal appearance, socks, and whether a section of the school dress code...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The white shirts and ties that have long been the signature outfit for young men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be the...
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player.
MONT BELVIEU, Texas (AP) — A black Texas teenager who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school's dress code is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as $20,000 for...
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A county school board in Virginia has decided not to update its dress code to ban displays of the Confederate flag.
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother is asking her daughter's school district to change its dress code, saying it unfairly targets girls and is inconsistently enforced.
NEW YORK (AP) — The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a...
SEATTLE (AP) — The "bikini baristas" in one Washington city might become tank-top baristas following a U.S. appeals court ruling.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday...
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in what's been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony" and allusion to the #MeToo hashtag.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston high school principal has implemented a dress code for parents because she says it is necessary to establish high standards for students, despite criticism that the move...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school that required girls to wear skirts has revised the policy after a federal judge ruled it amounted to unconstitutional sex...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school promoting traditional values engaged in unconstitutional sex discrimination by requiring girls to wear skirts, a federal judge has...
CROZET, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has been sent home for wearing a hat bearing a Confederate insignia.
News outlets report that the Albemarle County Public Schools spokesman...
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs pinned a poll to its Twitter account asking what its employees should wear to work now that the investment bank has relaxed its dress code.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new bar in New Jersey is defending itself against allegations that a dress code it displayed recently was aimed at people of color.
The owner of The Ashford in Jersey City tells NJ.com that the placard was up for one day during the bar's soft opening in December and was "a mistake" and wasn't reviewed properly.
Among the banned apparel was oversized jewelry and chains, headphones and low or baggy pants.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
As students settle into the new school term, gone are restrictions on ripped jeans and hoodies in class. If students want to come to school in pajamas, that's OK, too.
Schools loosen dress codes that targeted girls
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest health system has decided to revise its dress code policy to reflect the desires of the many millennials on staff.
OAKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The principal of a suburban St. Louis high school is apologizing after telling girls they shouldn't display their breasts, bellies or rear-ends because it's distracting to boys.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The head of the Vermont Bar Association has announced a series of changes in response to comments at a trial academy telling female attorneys how to dress in court.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln school district officials modified the district's dress code after receiving criticism from parents over a new ban on hooded sweatshirts.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Bar Association president has issued an apology for comments at a training session telling female attorneys how to dress in court.
Gary Franklin said Thursday that some presenters at the July 13 training session were tone deaf. He says the message should have been, "it's not about you, it's about the case," and it was done "in a clumsy way."
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont prosecutor wants an apology from the state Bar Association for recent comments at a training session telling female attorneys how they should dress in court.
Deputy State's Attorney Ashley Hill says the comments about attire came from multiple speakers at the Vermont Bar Association Trial Academy on July 13. Hill says one of the speakers told women not to wear "high heels" in court and another said male attorneys should ask their wives' opinions on picking out a tie.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama public school district is ditching its mandatory uniform policy, freeing the district's 24,000-plus students to wear whatever they want that complies with the new dress code.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A northern Nevada school district has settled a First Amendment lawsuit with an eighth-grade student who said his rights were violated when he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district's dress code.
The Washoe County School District and the boy's attorneys announced Friday the district has updated its dress code to no longer ban clothing that promotes weapons and has allowed the student to wear a Firearms Policy Coalition T-shirt.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic is considering allowing female musicians to wear pants while playing Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
The New York Times reports that the 176-year-old orchestra has been quietly talking about relaxing its requirement that women wear floor-length black skirts or gowns at formal evening concerts.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has heard proposals to change the schools dress code to gender-neutral language and adopt a more inclusive sex education curriculum.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A female Indian chess player said Wednesday she has decided to not participate in an Asian championship being held in Iran next month because she could not comply with an Iranian rule requiring women participants to wear a headscarf.
Soumya Swaminathan, a former world junior girls champion, said she found the Iranian law to be in direct violation of her rights and the only way to protest that was to not go to Iran.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The northern Nevada school district that serves the Reno area no longer bans pro-gun clothing.
The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the Washoe County School District notified parents Thursday that a revised dress code has changes that include no longer prohibiting clothing that "promotes weapons."
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A principal at a Michigan Catholic high school has rescinded a plan to require female students to wear "modesty ponchos" at prom if their dresses are too revealing.
Some students and parents at Divine Child High School in Dearborn had called the policy a form of body shaming.
Principal Eric Haley issued a statement Tuesday through the Archdiocese of Detroit, saying that the ponchos were intended to remind students of the dress code, not to make them feel uncomfortable.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — An eighth-grade student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing his northern Nevada school district of violating his First Amendment rights after he says he was told his pro-gun T-shirt violates the district's dress code.
The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Reno alleges the Washoe County School District policy prohibiting depictions of "anything that promotes weapons" is unconstitutional.
NEW YORK (AP) — Grab those nude stockings, ladies. You'll be at a royal wedding, after all.
While the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be a lower key affair than those of Will and Kate, guests at St. George's Chapel will still be expected to follow church and royal protocol, or at the very least basic British tradition, etiquette pros said.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.
Under the pilot program at fewer than 100 stores, workers can wear solid color blue jeans instead of khaki-colored or black denim pants. They also can wear a solid-color shirt of their choosing instead of solid blue or white shirts.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student who triggered an international discussion on whether women should have to wear bras is mobilizing girls to go braless to protest dress codes she says are unfairly strict for girls.
There was no #MeToo or Time's Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one's surprise, a major theme of the evening — from Jimmy Kimmel's monologue, to an emotional appearance by three Harvey Weinstein accusers, to Frances McDormand's calling all female nominees to rise with her in unison.
Kimmel got right to it, addressing both sexual misconduct and the gender pay gap in his opening speech.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly every star attending the Golden Globes wore black as a statement against sexual misconduct in Hollywood — so one red dress didn't blend in on the red carpet.
Actress Blanca Blanco ditched the black dress code for a red cut-out dress, and was getting heat on social media. Others said shaming her for her color choice is part of the problem.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bowling complex is reviewing its dress code after receiving complaints that the policy targets black men.
A sign at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing prohibited excessively baggy pants, hoodies and do-rags, the Lansing State Journal reported . It also bars gang colors and insignia, and clothing with vulgar language or pictures.
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about an Iowa school district apologizing to a student after disciplining her for violating the dress code by covering her head following treatment for cancer, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Burlington Hawk Eye newspaper, reported erroneously that she had been bullied about her hair loss at Burlington High School and then transferred to a different district. She was bullied but not at school, and she didn't attend Burlington High.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's entertainment authority says it has cancelled plans for a concert featuring a famous Egyptian singer named Sherine, known for her rags-to-riches story.
The General Entertainment Authority said in a statement Sunday that the concert, which had been planned for the end of October to raise money for children with cancer, was cancelled because the event's organizer failed to apply for a license to hold such an event.
HOUSTON (AP) — The attorney for a suspended principal in Houston says his client didn't disobey a district decision to relax the student dress code after Hurricane Harvey and never threatened a student.
Houston Independent School District officials announced this week that Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons was placed on leave without pay Sept. 29 because of a personnel matter.
GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The manager of a struggling western New Mexico county says she wants to impose a dress code on employees amid the chaos.
The Gallup Independent reports (https://goo.gl/hvHyMK) Interim Cibola County Manager Valerie Taylor told commissioners last week she's banning flip-flops, T-shirts, and jeans. Taylor says the county dress code is now business casual.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — After spending months in futile efforts to complete a budget, Pennsylvania legislators have turned their attention to what they should be wearing to the fight over state finances.
It's another issue Democrats and Republicans can't seem to agree on.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri teenager says a high school teacher told her during class that she was too "busty" and that "plus-sized women" need to shop at stores that sell larger clothing.