Parents upset that school dance dress code targets female students

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Parents of some South Carolina high school students won't say “Yes” to the dress code.

Administrators at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill told WBTV on Monday that they’ve received complaints over a school dance flier that some have claimed unfairly targets one gender.

“PLEASE leave something to the imagination!” reads a sentence near the bottom. The line is just above a quote from Edith Head, an award-winning Hollywood costume designer from the 1940s to the 1970s: “Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.”

Students and volunteers created the flier, Principal Jason Johns told WBTV.

“There was some perception that it was targeted specifically toward our females and maybe it was seen to hurt folks’ feelings, but that was not the intent at all,” Johns said.

The flier was eventually changed, according to Johns.

“You don’t want to offend somebody if you can avoid it,” he said.