Sunday, July 1, 2012

Appropriate?

We think we have freedom to dress any way we want but, in reality, there are limits.  If we cross those lines, there will be consequences.

A young female reporter learned this the hard way.  She was instructed to leave a murder trial because her outfit was deemed inappropriate for court.  She was wearing gold leggings.

The story is here and a picture of the outfit is below.  (I didn't add the bar across her face; it was that way in the news report.)

Do you believe her outfit was appropriate work-attire for a courtroom?


18 comments:

  1. I don't think this is appropriate for court at all; you have to respect the venue! It's a cute outfit for drinks after work, or a weekend outfit, but even for a reporter's mostly casual day, this is pushing the limits.

    Too bad she didn't have an emergency pencil skirt stashed somewhere - exchange that for the leggings and she would have been perfectly appropriate.

    Not to mention: leggings aren't pants!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hear your voice in my head, Sheila, every time I see leggings worn as pants.

      Delete
  2. I say, at least she's covered up and really dressed fairly modestly. I think because she's a reporter and not an attorney she should be able to wear whatever she wants with important areas of the body covered appropriately like she had in the outfit already. I think it probably caused more of a stink removing her than it did just leaving her there and let her receive opinions later.

    I think the judge may have some heavy opinions and they acted on emotion some. Just my opinion.

    Love your thought provoking posts!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sheila's right - respect the venue. I think the outfit is inappropriate for court.

    I'm the last person to say don't push the rules or boundaries, but sometimes you just gotta have some common sense.

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my ghad, not ok for the venue, unless she confused court for club.

    Xo Megan

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would not wear this into a courtroom. Might wear it to a club, but not a courtroom. Guess I'm an advocate of maintaining certain boundaries in certain settings. Isn't decorum important in classrooms, courtrooms, places of worship.

    ReplyDelete
  6. If this had been about her skirt length I would be all up on the feminist barricades... ;) and I still can't help but wonder if a guy reporter in low-sitting pants with the undies showing would have been reglemented the same way (if this is equivalent; if not: my apologies to those dressed either way)... However, leggings-as-pants is nearly universally agreed to be fashion no-go-territory, I guess? With a longer top over it it might have worked, though then there's still the color issue. Anything glittery should not be work attire.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think she's pushing it by wearing those leggings as pants. If she'd worn a longer black garment, I think she might have gotten away with it. Given she's a reporter, I don't feel like the gold color is some horrendous faux-pas. It could have worked. (Neon, on the other hand...)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Not professional looking enough for court. The outfit is nice, but there's a time & a place!!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Definitely not a look for court! She does look Fabulous though. Maybe a good outfit for a date or drinks with the girls.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Two rules I follow while getting dress - Weather appropriate and venue appropriate. And this clearly isn't venue appropriate as everyone else stated before me.

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have to agree, this is totally out of place in a court room.
    Like Emma said- a night out with the girls would make more sense.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Um, clearly, she dressed with the intent to get kicked out of court, or she asked Lindsay Lohan for tips on courtroom attire.

    Plus, those pants are seriously ugly, and it should be a crime to wear them out in public. Just sayin'...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. rotflol ... she asked Lindsay Lohan for style advise ... ;-)

      Delete
  13. I'd say appropriate if you work in an after hours joint ... disco etc. but most decidedly not courtroom ... let alone an office. Gold leggings scream 'party'.

    I assume she's never been advised on what appropriate work wear is ... she needs some fashion bloggers in her life.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yeah...kind of disrespectful if you ask me. It's not that they're JUST gold leggings, they're tight, sparkly gold leggings and her shirt isn't long enough to cover her cooch. And it's a MURDER trial. Boo.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Although I think the outfit pushes the boundaries for the venue, I still rankle at the thought of her actually being kicked out for it. I've never seen a man making the headlines for being booted for inappropriate clothing. I would've preferred to see her get a warning, and get kicked out for the second infraction. She's young; she deserves a break for being naive.

    ReplyDelete