'Salwar is kinda cool, man!'

COLLEGE WARDROBE

'Salwar is kinda cool, man!'

STYLE STATEMENTS: Many students feel that they should have their own choice in dressing.

For every fresher one of the major concerns of entering a new college has always been about the dress code. With more and more colleges emphasising on the importance of “dressing appropriately”, many of them have to undergo an extreme wardrobe makeover to follow the rules of the college.

So what is the basic dress code? Salwar-kameez for the girls and formal attire for the boys. Simple isn’t it? But this is just the bird’s eye view to the whole situation. On taking a closer look, gradually the other rules too crop up where one cannot wear sleeveless, figure-hugging salwars or tops, round neck t-shirts, etc. Institutions like Christ University even insist on wearing a dupatta. Then there are also many colleges which are particular about hair dos, like National PU College which objects on hair colouring, streaking; no long hair for boys. There are also colleges which are against the concept of  ‘using one’s body as a piece of art’. “It is important to maintain a certain dress code as many come from a highly restricted surroundings, so with the immediate freedom they may tend to go a little berserk.

Dress code in the beginning years helps students to understand their surroundings and mould themselves,” says Sharon, an English professor from Jyothi Nivas.

On not adhering the norm, the students are either given warnings or even asked to go back home. “So far we haven’t seen any violent violation of the norm as the children have gotten used to it. Moreover, the students have found a way to look trendy even in the given code, so they don’t seem to mind,” adds Sharon.  
      
 While college managements may have their own views, students feel that it is an ironical situation, because, on reaching 18 years when you are given the responsibility to vote, get married and drive, then why not have your own choice in dressing?

Liked the story?

  • 0

    Happy
  • 0

    Amused
  • 0

    Sad
  • 0

    Frustrated
  • 0

    Angry