Students in Meriden can no longer wear revealing clothing to school.
The city's board of education voted on Tuesday night to change the district's dress code to address clothing choices that they feel are distracting in the classroom and it goes into effect on Wednesday.
The changes address form fitting shirts, skirts, or pants. "Undergarments and private body areas must not be evident or visible through clothing" and students cannot wear undergarments as outerwear.
"Administration was determining that the students' clothes were too form fitting to be worn in school, and it was a distraction to the educational environment," said Board of Education President Mark Hughes.
Parents previously said the changes to the dress code suit them just fine.
“The guys they wear their skinny pants and have their pants hanging down to here," said parent Nicole Johnson. "The girls, they have the leggings and you can see right through them.”
Board President Hughes said they aren't banning styles of clothing, like skinny jeans, but they think some of them are too tight and inappropriate for school.
Hughes said the dress code would not affect many students because most go to school dressed appropriately.