Latest Dress codes News

School dress codes promote discipline. But many Black students see traces of racism

Feb. 21, 2024 12:10 PM EST

For as long as schools have policed hairstyles as part of their dress codes, some students have seen the rules as attempts to deny their cultural and religious identities. Nowhere have school rules on hair been a bigger flashpoint than in Texas, where a trial this week is set to...

Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth and Zendaya to chair 2024 Met Gala

Feb. 15, 2024 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth and Zendaya will join Vogue’s Anna Wintour as co-chairs of this year's Met Gala, the magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed Thursday. And the dress code? “The Garden of Time," whatever that means in the...

Taliban is enforcing restrictions on single and unaccompanied Afghan women, UN says

Jan. 25, 2024 12:11 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban are restricting Afghan women’s access to work, travel and health care if they are unmarried or don’t have a male guardian, according to a U.N report published Monday. In one incident, officials from the Vice and Virtue Ministry advised a woman to...

UN concerned over Taliban arrests of Afghan women and girls for alleged Islamic headscarf violations

Jan. 11, 2024 10:11 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said Thursday it was deeply concerned by recent arbitrary arrests and detentions by the Taliban government of women and girls for allegedly violating dress codes regarding the Islamic headscarf, or hijab. The...

Taliban arrest women for 'bad hijab' in the first dress code crackdown since their return to power

Jan. 04, 2024 06:33 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban have arrested women in the Afghan capital for wearing “bad hijab,” a spokesman at the country's Vice and Virtue Ministry said Thursday. It’s the first official confirmation of a crackdown on women who don’t follow the dress code...

Texas high school sends Black student back to in-school suspension over his locs hairstyle

Dec. 05, 2023 14:25 PM EST

A Texas high school sent a Black student back to in-school suspension Tuesday for refusing to change his hairstyle, renewing a monthslong standoff over a dress code policy the teen's family calls discriminatory. The student, Darryl George, was suspended for 13 days because his hair...