Young ladies who dare to show some shoulder at the Palmerston North Girls' High junior dance will not be tolerated.
A dress code for tomorrow's junior social event with Palmerston North Boys' High says dresses must have a sleeve, cannot be above the knee, and may not expose the back inappropriately.
This rule is being slated by parents of some Year 9 and 10 students, who say enforcing the strict code on young girls is ridiculous and old-fashioned.
But the school said the code is there to maintain an acceptable standard of attire and prevent girls from dressing "lavishly".
One mother, who did not want to be named, couldn't believe her daughter was not allowed to wear the same outfit she would wear to a family dinner. "I think it's ridiculous; it's very strict and old-fashioned.
Black feather fascinator tipped to reader Azlemed for emailing this to me via Facebook.