Originally Posted by cheetahja94
No, they need to look professional. Just look professional, not be professional.
And self-expression should not be through clothes. That can lead to skimpy things sl.uty things, to show that they (the wearer) is better than everyone else, because that is the attitude most adapt when wearing such clothing. You should express yourself through your actions. You are not your clothes. You are you, and it is simple as that.
At least here, you buy certain things for an outfit (for Silent_Wolf's argument). TCA (a private school here) just has to wear black shoes, blue, red, and/or black. They get to buy the stuff, and the nicer things tend to last longer, at least for me, because the makers know that it needs to not only look nice and professional, but feel nice and strong and not easy to fall apart.
They'll probably spend the rest of their lives as proffessionals. Do we really have to look proffessional now?
Skimpy clothes are the choice of the wearer. There are punishments for wearing inappropreiate stuff, but you can also express yourself through your clothes. For instance, how would you be abe to pick a Goth out of a crowd if he/she didn't wear dark clothing? A girly-girl? A punk? Sure, you're not your clothes, but you can express yourself through your clothes. If someone wears skimpy clothes, that's a reflection on them, and the way they feel. That's deffinitely a problem, but I totally see where those with them feel restricted.