Picture courtesy of Stella Duce All Girls Catholic High School
When you look at students in the US or Europe, there seems to be little idea of what is appropriate and inappropriate dress for the classroom. You can wear whatever you want and from what I see on the movies, there are plenty of girls who wear skirts where if they just bend a little bit you can see everything. Here in Indonesia almost all schools from preschool to the last year of high school, private or state-run have to wear uniforms. Then there's also a sport uniform and one more, scout uniform! I have to say I liked having uniforms because you don't have to worry about what to wear everyday. It gives a sense of identity, it helps maintain a neat and tidy appearance, it is also less expensive for parents in the long run.
I wore uniforms all my school going days and my favorite was the school uniform in my high school time in Yogyakarta back in the eighties: a short-sleeved white shirt with a checkered dark blue and white pleated skirt underneath. The skirt length is regulated, no noticeable jewelry or make up allowed except for a single watch, a one piercing per ear, or a simple chain necklace. We would practically get warned if we customized our uniform, because the school is not about individualism. Regardless of my former high school strict dress code, I am all for it. How do you feel about school uniforms? are they good or bad in your opinion?