Shopping is one of the Mother Daughter activities I talk about a lot! But we sure had a hell of a time finding a dress that both fit Jenelle and fit dress code. The school suggested that we sew and alter a dress to make it modest… or shop at one of these “modest” dress stores, where the dresses were $100+. No thank you!
We headed to Ross, then tried Target and Wal-Mart, before heading back to Ross the next day. A day that should've been magical was filled with tears. Because patriarchy. But anyway… we had some fun! :)
We tried on SO MANY DRESSES.
If they fit, they weren't dress code appropriate (usually too short because she's 6ft tall). If they were dress code appropriate, they didn't fit (or looked like a potato sack). She had all but given up when we decided to try Ross one last time (they add inventory almost daily, so we figured it was worth a shot).
She ended up having to get a dress that was way too big in order to have it be the right length, but we tied it up and she loves it. She said she feels like a princess.
She loves her dress!!
For the record, we aren't pissed at the school about dress code. I sent her there knowing they're conservative. This post was just about the struggle of a tall girl trying to find something appropriate for dress code. Dress code in general is created so “boys aren't distracted”. Heaven forbid they see some thigh or shoulder.