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What's up with yoga pants

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 3:26 PM

Okay, what the heck is all the noise regarding the elimination of yoga pants from the acceptable attire at Spencer High School? It's been the hot topic of Facebook from current Spencer students and even some alum are getting involved. One former wrestler's solution is to protest the "unfair" exclusion of the form fitting pants by returning for a visit and wearing his singlet and strolling up and down the halls. I can only beg the question, what's the difference between the yoga pants and the shorts the young ladies wear to play volleyball in. Not trying to pick a fight with VB players here, but lets be honest, what's the real difference. Looking forward to hearing from our readers on this issue!

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I know the guy who had that "solution" and I think it was obvious to those who know him well enough he was being facetious.

But what really is the problem? I agree with you they're not that different from attire people wear, even some provided by the school, for other activities, which was the point of the singlet comment. It seems to me it's just more busy-body nonsense from school administrators who would better serve the community by concentrating more on how to better educate students rather than micromanage arbitrary and inconsistent dress codes nobody has complained is a distraction EXCEPT certain teachers, which I believe is quite telling and implicitly inappropriate on their part.

-- Posted by jlees on Thu, Jan 12, 2012, at 4:52 PM

I don't understand the problem...and have received no official notice from the school regarding the "change" in dress code. If girls can wear short, shorts...what is the problem? The yoga pants are comfortable and basically sweat pants. Most of the soccer team wore them last year and many other athletic teams on and off the field.

Why is there a problem?

I just bought my kids some for Christmas and never imagined any sort of problem from the school.

Where do they draw the line?

What's a sweat pant and what's a yoga pant?

And is it better to wear skin tight jeans?

Or short, shorts?

Or do we need uniforms?

-- Posted by sun34shine on Thu, Jan 12, 2012, at 8:10 PM

It is my understanding that they are NOT officially banned. That was an exaggerated response to somebody being talked to about their particular pair of tight fitting yoga pants. Aren't they all tight?

-- Posted by randy cauthron on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, at 11:27 AM

I say we let the girls wear whatever they want. They are far better at conforming their clothes than adults.

-- Posted by Cookster on Fri, Jan 13, 2012, at 12:08 PM

I agree. There is no difference between yoga pants or really tight pants. Yoga pants just happen to be more comfortable. I think the reason they are so popular is because regular sweat pants tend to be baggy and later in the day they sometimes stretch out, especially around the "BUM" area. Yoga pants retain their shape and don't look at all like droopy poopy no matter how long you wear them. Plus their so dang comfortable! I see no problem wearing them to school. I do think though that short shorts have become a problem. They no longer look like shorts but swimming suit bottoms!

-- Posted by leeceyplus3 on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 8:32 AM

When I was in school, a group of girls from SHS (where I did not attend) was petitioning to get jeans removed from the dress code because they were "unstylish, unflattering, and unprofessional". This is just as stupid. People wore neon bike shorts in the early-mid 90's, and these are no more revealing. Also, what's with all the comments on volleyball shorts? The shape of them serves (hehe) a purpose. You can't really compare them to casual wear one would attend the regular day of school in.

-- Posted by notinia on Tue, Jan 17, 2012, at 2:13 PM

Well,Yoga is the perfectible exercise for fitness of the body and i agree with all reviews.

According to me that yoga work is the best work for reduce the depression and so good for

bring the flexibility in the body.....

San mateo personal trainer

-- Posted by Malton on Fri, Aug 30, 2013, at 1:42 AM

Well,Yoga is the perfectible exercise for fitness of the body and i agree with all reviews.According to me that yoga work is the best work for reduce the depression and so good for bring the flexibility in the body.....


-- Posted by Malton on Fri, Aug 30, 2013, at 1:44 AM

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