COVER THOSE KNEES

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@Kandae11 (35967)
December 23, 2017 9:45am CST
Upon arrival at a government office in the city to deal with some important matters , Mrs X got the surprise of her life when she was refused entry to the building. The security guard at the entrance told her that she was improperly dressed and therefore could not enter - (her dress was about four inches above the knees). Mrs X obviously was unaware that the dress code for entry to that building - whether staff member or visitor was - no uncovered knees and no tops without sleeves. Needless to say, it was a very angry Mrs X who found herself back on the road for a long drive home (one hour at least) to change the offending garment and get back to the office. Even though the climate here is tropical, many government offices and other establishments adhere to strict dress codes. In some restaurants, one cannot enter wearing shorts or flip flops. Do you have strict dress codes in your country? - and were you ever denied entry to an establishment because of your manner of dress? .
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@DianneN (76155)
• United States
23 Dec
One must dress properly for the occasion. Many restaurants have dress codes. Our older son is an attorney and wears navy, gray, brown, black, and tan to the office. I believe houses of worship should also have dress codes. Our synagogue does.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
There must be some dress code, otherwise some would simply go overboard with their manner of dress.
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@DianneN (76155)
• United States
23 Dec
@Kandae11 I agree!
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@LadyDuck (152579)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
We had in Italy when I was a kid, now nobody respect anything, not even the churches and it is a shame. We had dress code in Monte-Carlo, no men without shirts, no bikini (or costume) outside the beaches, no bare feet outside the beaches.
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@LadyDuck (152579)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
@Kandae11 I have seen tourists in bathing suits entering the churches just "to have a look".
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
@LadyDuck Really!
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@LadyDuck (152579)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
@Kandae11 Yes, some Italian newspapers even published the photos, it was disgusting.
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@Scrapper88 (1333)
• United States
23 Dec
I wish there was more dress code here in the United States.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
So people can wear whatever they want in most places there I assume.
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• United States
23 Dec
@Kandae11 There are a few people I would like to see put on more clothes. Even the dress in the picture is covering more than what some are wearing in the United States.
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@Daelii (5089)
• United States
24 Dec
@Kandae11 sadly, yes. I dont support the website but general searches on the "people of walmart" can give some good examples of clothing choices people likely should have thought about before walking out in.
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@amadeo (64024)
• United States
23 Dec
No we do not.I do not mind this.They show off their shapely legs.Like the one in the photo Soon it will be 2018.They are still making noise?
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
I like your new profile pic. People can wear basically what they want anywhere else, but some government establishments have strict rules.
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@marlina (72801)
• Canada
23 Dec
Yes, we do have dress codes here and there.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
I agree, there should be some of it yes.
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@allknowing (63502)
• India
24 Dec
No such dress codes but there are some fringe groups that do object to what women wear. One group refused a celebrity to perform in their city just because of the way she dresses up.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
I suppose there will be groups of people whose main job is to raise objections about every possible thing .
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@allknowing (63502)
• India
24 Dec
@Kandae11 India at this moment is going through this after the new government that has Hindutva as their mantra.
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@yugocean (8202)
• India
24 Dec
That is good, otherwise the old one only had Pro-Jihad (pension and VIP status to terrorists) as their mantra. Modi is much better.
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@JudyEv (121368)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec
We have dress codes in some establishments. Vince was refused entry to a golf course because he was wearing cargo pants. I agree with most dress codes.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
I don't know, but cargo pants seem okay for a golf course.
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@JudyEv (121368)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Dec
@Kandae11 That's what Vince and his mates thought too but no, he had to go home and change.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
24 Dec
No denying on that! Yeah freedom is required but to what limit it should also be taken into account. I like this rule. I have seen many women wearing alluring dresses. I think that deviates the men's mind. We can't say that it is the mindset of men to be attracted. Yes it is but it is natural too. Shorts should be limited at home, pools and private place. This is my opinion. You may have different opinion but I respect all of them! Thank you very much!
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
I appreciate your opinion - and there are many men who think the way you do.
• Kathmandu, Nepal
24 Dec
@Kandae11 And I think this is natural! No one feels alluring if she is wearing a full gown! I don’t think dress matters for the most of the time but it also plays role in some extent! Don’t you think so?
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
@creativeaashish A role in what? I know, I have seen male drivers almost lose control of their driving when they see a very attractive woman in a skimpy outfit.
@rebelann (39717)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
I don't recall ever having that kind of problem but then I've been wearing pants mostly ever since 1972. I don't wear sleeveless tops so that's never a problem and as for flip flops I don't even own a pair, I can't stand anything between my toes. There are places that prefer no blue jeans or tennis shoes but I generally don't have a reason to want to go to those places.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
You're okay then.
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@rebelann (39717)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Dec
Yeah, I izz @Kandae11 I've had a couple friends ask why I don't wear dresses and I told them it's because I hate panty hose, they are always so blasted uncomfortable.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
My late sister never wore dresses - in fact she looked rather strange in a dress. Very different from me- I wear dresses and skirts all the time . When I was younger I got tired of being asked whether I am wearing stockings - lucky me, I never had to wear them - except during the period when black stockings were in fashion.
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@YrNemo (11824)
23 Dec
Glad that you posted this one here. I will know what to pack if I need to visit your island . (I am famous for wearing that sort of sleeveless dresses in summer or hot days!) There are restaurants here which emphasize the dressing codes.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
Tourists here walk the streets wearing the very minimum - but they too will be barred from some establishments if they attempt to enter scantily clad.
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@YrNemo (11824)
23 Dec
@Kandae11 I should let you know that sort of dresses are 'vogue' here... especially with pretty shoes. (Most restaurants are strict only to men's clothing or with bathing suits in general.)
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
23 Dec
No strict dress code here. But when I lived in Jordan only modest clothing was culturally acceptable, although it had nothing to do with the law of the country.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
No problem in places like supermarkets - especially on a weekend. There will be at least one or two persons whose manner of dress will cause raised eyebrows.
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@Shiva49 (12634)
• Singapore
23 Dec
No dress code and I do not know whether people are denied entry for improper dressing. I read in neighboring Malaysia people are given clothing to cover their knees when they visit government offices. Places of worship have dress codes. I am always dressed rather conservatively - siva
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
From what I am seeing in your profile pix , I can tell that you are a conservative dresser. There are a few places of worship that are not very strict - but even in those you would never see a worshiper dressed in short shorts
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@Shiva49 (12634)
• Singapore
24 Dec
@Kandae11 I read about some being told at churches flip flops and shorts were no way to come to pray! siva
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
@Shiva49 When it says in the Bible "render your hearts and not your garments" - that does not mean one should dress disrespectfully in a church.
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@nitirrbb7 (3223)
• India
24 Dec
In India noways you have to be well dressed, but the new generation seems least bothered about cultural values.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
But Bollywood movies are mostly traditional aren't they?
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@nitirrbb7 (3223)
• India
24 Dec
@Kandae11 Mostly, but they are getting in parralel with Hollywood
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@saritflor (2906)
• Israel
24 Dec
Wouldn't it be great if our societies focused more of the way we behave instead the way we look? Just a thought that came to my mind though
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
That is quite true - yet opinions good or bad can be immediately formed by the way we dress - even without knowing the kind of person underneath.
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@saritflor (2906)
• Israel
24 Dec
@Kandae11 That is sadly correct, that's why it's important to talk about this issue and to fill it with positive context the way you do.
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec
That is strict! I wish there was a dress code where men's pants are concerned. However, no, we don't have a dress code.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
You mean the pants that are worn below the bottom- or the very tight ones?
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@just4him (113414)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec
@Kandae11 The ones that need to be pulled up because guys just let them sag well below the waist line. They also seriously need to get a belt. I've heard some places have banned saggy pants or droopy drawers, or whatever you want to call them.
@yugocean (8202)
• India
24 Dec
There is no dress code in our office building, but many places have strict dress code, and we just have to follow; I know I restaurant, where even male are not allowed to wear Jeans; everyone have to dress like a Gent or a Lady.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
Yes indeed - some restaurants would place the sign outside. If you are not willing to conform- then you can find another place to eat.
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@yugocean (8202)
• India
24 Dec
@Kandae11 Dress code is a worldwide accepted rule, not people are given their choice everywhere.
@Hannihar (33080)
24 Dec
That was something. We have people here that dress in the summer time however they want. It depends on who you are asking. Jewish religious women wear long skirts and cover their hair. Men were yamakas.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
Here we dress how we want too - but there are exceptions with schools, some establishments, churches etc.
@Hannihar (33080)
24 Dec
@Kandae11 People dress in different ways here, but, religious Jews also dress a certain way.
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@ridingbet (50181)
• Philippines
24 Dec
no, there is no dress code here, but when going to church, we should dress decent. this morning, there were 3 ladies who were laughing. one used an off-shoulder blouse. then a man, the husband of that one pregnant woman, suddenly pulled down the blouse. the lady shouted. i and my sister talked to them. my sister said, 'if you don't want to hear mass, better get out. you are distracting those who are praying'. i, on the other hand, said to the pregnant woman, ' why are you so noisy? are you attending mass, or you are just here because it is your obligation as a Catholic?' they suddenly kept quiet and never turned back to us.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
Those three were disrespectful and immature. What sort of example would they be showing to young kids who are there?
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@ridingbet (50181)
• Philippines
26 Dec
@Kandae11 some of the youth today show no breeding.
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@noni1959 (3103)
• United States
24 Dec
It depends on the Government building and state but most court houses you can't wear shorts, tank tops and the like. My office uses to have a strict dress code for Mon to Thursday and on Fridays be casual but proper. Now every day you see jeans, leggings and the like. Some still dress nice but it's become very casual.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
Some offices allow relaxed clothing on Fridays - like jeans, t-shirts and other casual wear - except short shorts or tank tops.
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@noni1959 (3103)
• United States
30 Dec
@Kandae11 Some of our offices in other cities or states are still very strict with no casual days. It's mostly the smaller ones that are getting too casual.
@LeaPea2417 (19858)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Dec
Once my husband had a tank top on and we & my family went to a restaurant that wouldn't seat him because they said that all must have sleeves. Luckily, the restaurant was right around the corner from where my parents live. He dashed to their house and put a regular sleeved shirt on and dashed back to the restaurant. It didn't delay us but 15 minutes at the most. We were lucky. About the woman above, she didn't have to make the long drive home. She could have stopped at a clothing store along the way and bought a long skirt. I am sure some kind of shop like that existed along her driving path.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
24 Dec
I heard her discussing it on a radio talk show and it seemed to me that she might have been too angry to spend money on a long skirt when she obviously felt the rule was foolish. I suspect she took the long drive home to blow of steam on the way.