From the I may be glad I don't have a daughter(s) dept:
While waiting to pick up son at Oakton yesterday, classes changed and among the students walking outside was a girl, probably a senior, wearing something scant, like one of those very short dresses you throw over yourself to conceal a bathing suit.
First was the appropriateness- what she was wearing is OK for the beach but not for school ('young lady, you are not going to school dressed like that!'). Can't remember what the overall dress codes are (exposed midrifts comes to mind) so perhaps she just pushing the envelop- hard.
Second was the practicality. Can't say anything about schools elsewhere, but FCPS are notoriously over-cooled in the warmer months, so I can't imagine her being very comfortable in class either. So I guess I should count my blessings that with son, I don't have to do a daily battle royale over what he decides to wear for school or elsewhere (getting him to dress up is another matter). Nor do I need to worry over spending money for clothing.