PCIAW Do dress codes exclude identity?

Dress codes exclude identity

Dress codes have been enforced in academic, professional and social settings for years, often on the basis that anything that sticks out from the norm—whether it be hairstyle, clothing or presentation—can be distracting for others. Dress codes, however, leave little leeway for self-expression of identity, and these negative reactions are often disproportionately targeted at women…