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August 13, 2013

How low can they go? For pants, not so low

HERMITAGE — Take heart, fair lasses of the great city of Hermitage, where wage taxes are high and waistbands sometimes too low – the fashion police are not out to take your yoga pants away.

However, for those who wear yoga pants, leggings, leotards and other skin-clinging lower extremity shrouds to school, the fashion cops will be watching your butts – to make sure they are properly covered.

School board member Paul H. Paoletta cornered administrators Monday with a question that apparently has been uttered by parents across the hills and dales of the former Hickory Township: Why are you banning yoga pants?

Paoletta said he can’t even eat out without someone coming up to him and giving him the third degree on the great yoga pants debate.

Yoga pants supporters argued yoga pants are getting a bum rap; it’s not the pants themselves that are the problem, it’s how they’re worn.

Some girls, “don’t know how to wear them,” Paoletta said, a diplomatic way of referring to teenage trendsetters who pull the waistbands too low, letting sun in where it should never shine.

Firing back from the blistering light of Paoletta’s single-bulb interrogation, officials denied the allegation. Yoga pants have not been banned, they said.

A possible source of the rumor was a misreading of a letter sent to students entering grades eight through 12. Co-principal Diane Brest said the letter informed students that yoga and other tight pants must be worn with a long shirt or tunic-like top that reaches to a girl’s fingers when her arms are down.

To keep the fashion police at bay, keep ’em covered when the school doors open Aug. 26.

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