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10 Fashion Truths Every Student from An All-Girls School Knows

AKA bypassing dress codes 101.
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Overall appearance inspections at every assembly.

It was bad enough that you had to get to school early and line up by section for assembly. As if standing through long procedures and announcements wasn't bad enough, amidst your sleepy, bagong gising haze, you had to be strictly inspected from head to toe for anything against your school outfit code.

Stretching your socks for as hiiiiiigh as they can go.

If your school banned ped socks, chances are you've tugged at them to get that extra inch above the ankle, just so you wouldn't get an infraction. #TakasTactics

Ditto on your skirt and blouse.

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You were probably forced to wear a blouse-and-skirt combo and to avoid appearing like a nun, you would roll your skirt up, but only when the supervisors weren't looking!

New updates to the dress code every freaking week.

It's hard to look cute when everyone has to look the same. So every week or two, people would try to get creative and attempt something that wasn't prohibited in the school handbook yet. Your escapades were short-lived because as soon as someone tried colored contacts or funky frames, they would be banned.

"Does anyone have a nail cutter?"

If your adviser was extra strict, chances are you had surprise dress inspections. Since your nails had to be short and polish-free, and since you probably forgot to cut them last night, the nail cutter would be passed around from classmate to classmate.

Looking out for each other during that time of the month.

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Asking each other quite openly for napkins was a regular occurrence—especially asking your bestie if you had tagos.

Showing your designer your dress code circular whenever you made paggawa for prom/ball.

Every school event rendered a circular, featuring a long list of outfit rules. No backless, no plunging neckline. Your dress should be at least three inches below the knee and if it had slits, they should only reach your thigh. No elaborate beading, no extravagant designs. Plus, any form of cleavage, be it front view or side-boob, was strictly prohibited. The list went on and on and since you didn't want to be denied entry, you'd comply with all the rules—only to find out that they still let dress code breakers in on the day itself anyway! It was totally unfair, but oh well—at least you had fun!

Getting excited every time you had a casual dress day.

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Finally, after seemingly endless months of the same old lessons and uniforms, you could show off your new top! Dress codes still applies although if you were lucky, you could get away with ripped jeans and a sleeveless shirt.

The jacket/cardigan is your best friend—or at least, lent by her.

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Speaking of sleeveless shirts, you had a jacket at the ready for whenever a terror teacher passed by! The same goes for crop tops, ripped jeans, or any unsightly things you wanted to hide. And since not all heroes wear capes, shoutout to your bestie for always lending you her cardigan and dealing with your constant outfit brouhaha.

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But still, despite it all, you will miss that uniform.

Sure, your school uniform was annoying. It was hot and scratchy, and it subjected you to countless Mama Mary jokes. But when college comes, admit it or not, you'll miss the feeling of not having to plan your outfit on a daily basis. And difficult lessons and dress codes notwithstanding, you'll surely miss high school!

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